This paper provides an overview of PETRONAS experience in implementing Environmental Mainstreaming for Self-Regulation (EMSR) since 2016. The commitment to mainstream environment is amplified through self-regulation approach with focus on key environmental management areas such as air emissions, water and hazardous waste management. As per the Department of Environment (DOE) Environmental Mainstreaming Directive, seven (7) EMSR critical elements were applied and mapped against existing PETRONAS HSE Management System (HSE MS) with intent to facilitate implementation effectiveness.

One of the key success factors achieved was the completion of specific/customised requirements to support each of the seven (7) critical elements; carried out in collaboration with DOE. The collaboration resulted in a consistent understanding between PETRONAS and DOE (as the Authority) on the elements’ interpretation for implementation. As a result, EMSR performance to-date is at satisfactory level with continuous improvements identified to sustain compliance with local regulatory requirements. This imparts PETRONAS’ commitment in upholding reputation as a responsible company in maintaining regulatory compliance on business operations, striving for operational excellence and supporting license to grow.

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