Our business resilience is underpinned by strong incident management systems and business continuity programs. ADCO’s Emergency preparedness is ensured by conducting numerous emergency exercises/drills across the whole organization focusing on potential catastrophic scenarios.
ADCO is committed to achieving its business goals in a safe and professional manner while protecting the company, employees, contractors, the public, the environment, company assets and business interests. ADCO is committed to eliminating and reducing the probability of such incidents and to mitigating the impact of occurrences through proactive preparedness, rapid response and timely recovery efforts. ADCO has an established Corporate Emergency Management procedure which has been developed to guide the response to incidents that may occur at ADCO locations. This mechanism meets the statutory planning requirements of the UAE Government and the ADNOC Health, Safety and Environment Management System.
There are four priorities of ADCO’s emergency response organisation. These are as follows:
- Protection of people (human life).
- Protection of the environment.
- Protection of assets (facilities).
- Protection of company reputation and image (business continuity).
The Corporate Emergency Management documentation outlines the Emergency Response Organizational approach and specifies the interfaces between the Crisis and Emergency preparedness activities, support and mutual aid arrangements between ADNOC, governmental and private sector organizations. Each of the ADCO sites develops specific plans which identify and mitigate all emergency scenarios.
The training and competency development requirements of the Crisis and Emergency personnel (Fire & Rescue, Oil Spill etc.) are detailed in Standard Operating Procedures and are regularly reviewed and updated to meet the dynamic nature of emergency management. This training system is augmented through a robust system of drills, exercises and audits in order to provide assurance and maintain a high level of emergency preparedness within the ADCO organization.
The ADCO Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program is a management process for helping to build, maintain and continuously improve ADCO’s organizational resilience capabilities to ensure that its core business operations are restored to acceptable pre-defined levels, within an acceptable, pre-determined timeframe after any disruptive incident in order to safeguard the interests of its stakeholders, shareholders and its reputation.
Since 2008, the ADCO Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program has been developed as an integral part of its Health and Safety Management System (HSEMS) and ADCO continues to demonstrate a total and ongoing commitment to BCM by carrying out the following activities:
Policy and Program Management:
Defining the ADCO BCM arrangements and how they will be implemented, maintained and validated through a comprehensive Corporate Procedures Manual for BCM.
Integrating BCM into all of ADCO’s business activities and creating an organizational culture of awareness throughout the organization.
Continually reviewing and assessing the impact of a disruption to ADCO’s core products and services including the activities and processes that support their delivery.
Identifying and selecting appropriate resources and strategies to determine how business continuity and subsequent business recovery (return to normal operations) will be achieved.
Executing the agreed strategies through the process of continuously developing and maintaining Business Continuity Plan’s (BCP) for each of its operational sites and its business support functional areas.
Confirming that the ADCO BCM arrangements meet with (and where possible, exceed) the mandatory requirements of NCEMA 7000: 2015 – UAE Business Continuity Management Standards and that its organizational BCP’s at all levels, are effective and ‘fit for purpose’ through regular exercising and testing.