Gran Tierra Energy’s company-wide Environmental Management Plan (EMP) addresses how it handles environmental issues arising from its exploration and development projects and other operations. The Plan is based on the environmental performance standards of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and reflects best industry practices. It will be amended and updated periodically. In any instances where local laws or regulations differ from the standards contained in Gran Tierra's EMP, the Company will adhere to the more stringent requirement.
The EMP addresses issues like:
- Defining a code of conduct for all workers
- Conserving biodiversity
- Minimizing construction impacts, flaring and water use
- Controlling erosion
- Optimizing road and pipeline routing and construction
- Managing solid and liquid waste including hazardous substances
- Protecting and preserving cultural and archaeological resources
ISO 14001 Certification
Gran Tierra Energy is ISO 14001 certified for its Environmental Management Systems. This certification is an international standard that specifies requirements for effective environmental management systems and has been granted to all of the Company’s operations and activities in Colombia.
The scope determined by Gran Tierra Energy for the Environmental Management System under the ISO 14001 standard includes hydrocarbon exploration, production, treatment, transportation, distribution, sales and marketing activities. The Company has also defined that all of the requirements for this standard are applicable to its environmental management system.
Gran Tierra undergoes this certification for its operations in order to continue to implement the highest standards levels for its Environmental Management. The ISO management system lead is the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and HSE and this position reports directly to the CEO.
In September 2021, after successfully completing a virtual audit, a subsequent physical recertification once again confirmed the Company’s environmental management system meets rigorous international standards. This demonstrates Gran Tierra’s continued commitment to building a record of success in Colombia in a transparent, safe and environmentally responsible way.