This poster session delineates the process that Amoco Corporation used for assuring EH&S management consistency throughout its global operations and specifically addresses the challenges imposed by language and cultural differences in surrounding these barriers.

Early in 1990, Amoco assembled a special international task force of senior level operating managers and EH&S managers to begin the process of defining a set of minimum acceptable EH&S operating standards which will be employed by Amoco anywhere in its global operations.

The process known as Amoco's International Standard of Care (ISOC) management process, starts with a small task force of operating company representatives. Under the chairmanship of a member of the Corporate EH&S department, the group spends approximately one to two years in developing and approving a single standard. Some standards are incremental steps toward achieving the ultimate goal while other standards are specific operating measures. In this way, the process allows each facility flexibility to develop and manage their own EH&S programs while adhering the certain minimum operating requirements or key program elements.

This poster session delineates the process that Amoco Corporation used for assuring EH&S management consistency throughout its global operations and specifically addresses the challenges imposed by language and cultural differences in surrounding these barriers.

Early in 1990, Amoco assembled a special international task force of senior level operating managers and EH&S managers to begin the process of defining a set of minimum acceptable EH&S operating standards which will be employed by Amoco anywhere in its global operations.

The process known as Amoco's International Standard of Care (ISOC) management process, starts with a small task force of operating company representatives. Under the chairmanship of a member of the Corporate EH&S department, the group spends approximately one to two years in developing and approving a single standard. Some standards are incremental steps toward achieving the ultimate goal while other standards are specific operating measures. In this way, the process allows each facility flexibility to develop and manage their own EH&S programs while adhering the certain minimum operating requirements or key program elements.

The next step includes formal review by the EH&S Management Committee and the higher-level Corporate EH&S Committee which is comprised of operating company vice presents and chaired by the Corporate vice president for EH&S.

Once approved, each ISOC is issued under the transmittal letter signed by the appropriate senior official of each operating company. Implementation is then the responsibility of each operating company and business unit. To assure timely action, periodic audits are completed by the Corporate EH&S Audit group.

The ISOC program is viewed positively by host governments of potential joint ventures as well as shareholders who ask about Amoco's EH&S program because this program supports Amoco's values for EH&S and integrity by requiring Amoco to operate in a responsible manner, even if there are no local requirements that define how a company operates.

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