Our people are the most valuable resource. In all our operations, we apply fair labor practices and abide by all applicable workplace, employment, privacy, and human rights legislation including support of the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce is included in the Group’s collective bargaining agreements and in the internal regulations in force, and no discrimination incidents were reported in 2021.
At the end of 2021, Rompetrol Rafinare had a headcount of 1,099 people.
All employees on both Petromidia and Vega platforms are covered by the Group’s occupational health and safety management system. Furthermore, in 2021, 230 employees of contractors in direct relation with Petromidia operations, respectively 160 direct Vega employees of contractors were covered on a monthly basis by the same system.
Rompetrol Rafinare has a detailed prevention and protection plan in place, reviewed annually, along with a dedicated QSHE management program.
Our highest priority to safety extends beyond our employees, our partners and suppliers, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. Our risk-based approach follows a clear set of standards aligned with national and international regulatory requirements.
However, in 2021, we recorded 3 fatalities in Petromidia Refinery, as a result of an explosion followed by fire in the Diesel Hydrotreating unit. With a Lost Time Injury Rate of 2.8, Petromidia also recorded 1 DAFWC and 1 near miss, along with 7 non-occupational illnesses. Of 624 nonconformities issued (internal inspections and external controls), 531 were closed (85% closing rate).
There were no fatalities, no days away from work cases or non-occupational illnesses recorded among Vega staff. The refinery had 1 near miss in 2021 and a NC closing rate of 96% (228 nonconformities issued vs. 219 closed).