Some of UNOC’s activities occur in places of sensitive habitats in the Albertine Graben. These areas are home to protected species, areas with outstanding biological, geographical or social and cultural value and world heritage sites.We recognize that some areas may be considered particularly sensitive for oil and gas activities.
Decisions to operate in these areas are made after a thorough assessment of the potential impact. UNOC’s objective is to as is reasonably practicable avoid activities in such areas and take actions to minimize and mitigate any potential impact on the biodiversity in such areas.
We are committed to protecting the environment by preventing pollution of Air, Water and the Soil.
Climate Change and Energy Conservation
Our key role is to minimize emissions from our operations and strive towards providing more energy sources with less emissions.
We work to reduce air emissions associated with our operations. We are aware that producing, marketing and use of petroleum and its products affects air quality. We work to reduce air pollution from our operations, including limiting emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide and volatile organic compounds.
Because of the sensitivity of the Environment in which we operate, it is eminent that UNOC’s operations may affect natural habitats and communities that depend on them. To avert this, UNOC’s commitment is to;
1. Apply stringent mitigation standards when working in critical habitats rich in biodiversity and important to the conservation of endangered species.
2. Work to protect biodiversity near our operations by performing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA’s), Biodiversity surveys and studies and working with Environmental partners to develop programs to avoid or minimize the impact on the biodiversity.
3. Develop biodiversity actions plans based on Industry best practice and international standards.