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Our activities, the generation of electricity, cool air and heat, while essential to the global economy, produce waste and greenhouse gases and can present risks to the health and safety of our operational teams and others. We are committed to minimising these wherever possible, which not only reduces harm to the environment and keeps people safe, but helps us to gain commercial benefit.

Our Approach

Aggreko’s equipment is designed to function in all environments. By careful design and use of the most suitable technology, we manage all of our operations in such a manner to ensure minimal negative impact on our people, our neighbours and the environment in which we operate. We take a robust approach, considering each element of Health, Safety and the Environment in our product design, system design, client interfaces and employee training.

HSE Policy

We recognise our responsibility to understand and effectively manage any risks associated with our operations, which could potentially affect people and the environment.

Aggreko is committed to monitoring and ensuring the effectiveness of designed control measures and taking action as appropriate.

Furthermore, Aggreko complies with legal requirements as a minimum and takes a transparent approach to the reporting and investigation of any incidents that may occur.

Safety

All operational employees undertake detailed training to ensure understanding of the hazards and the necessary control measures required to work on our equipment and systems safely.

Each employee must attain a level of achievement suitable to their responsibilities before being allowed to work unsupervised.

We recognise that best practice in safety management requires the right culture and to allow us to better understand and manage this critical element, we will be using the Health & Safety Laboratory’s safety climate survey, to ensure that we maintain the right approach to managing HSE.

Aggreko monitors safety performance relating to workplace injuries using “Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate” (LTIFR), where any injury resulting in a lost working day beyond the day of the accident is included.

Emissions-to-air

Emissions-to-air are an inevitable by-product of hydrocarbon fuelled engines. Over the years, as engines have become more efficient and legislation to limit emissions has become stricter, emissions have reduced sharply.

Aggreko works in cooperation with the manufacturers of engines in order to meet new emission requirements. It is essential for us to manage emissions-to-air and to ensure that we meet new emissions requirements, in order to enable us to continue operating in a number of countries.

It is equally important that we play our part in helping to reduce the global environmental impact of burning hydrocarbons.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

We are constantly exploring new ways of reducing emissions from our fleet and increasing fuel efficiency. Over the last few years we have gradually increased the use of more environmentally friendly gas fuelled generators.

Gas generators now represent 10% of our fleet. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, but it is more environmentally friendly, with emissions of sulphur dioxide that are negligible in comparison to coal or oil and levels of NOx and CO2 that are significantly lower.

We also have a technology roadmap that is looking at bio-fuels and fuel cells and we are currently developing a solar diesel hybrid generator.

Exhaust Gases and particulates

All our engine suppliers produce engines which comply with the latest emissions standards and we gradually introduce these new engines to our fleet.

Our generator range to meet USA engine emissions for the Tier 4 Interim level is complete, with 700 units in use.

The next step in the USA legislation programme to reduce emissions is called Tier 4 Final and we have now introduced the first 150 generators into our rental fleet in line with this stringent specification.

The European engine emissions regulations are different to the USA and the current level in the EU is referred to as Stage 3a. We also have a complete product range of generator products to meet this standard.

Minimising Noise

We aim to provide helpful solutions to our customers that minimise the noise associated with producing power, heat or cool air.

We have built a competitive advantage through a fleet that minimises external noise. This is done through the use of custom built acoustic enclosures as well as high performance isolation and attenuation systems.

In addition, in designing a Power Solutions Utility site, we aim to position the equipment such that the noise it does produce has the least effect on the immediate environment.

Refrigerant Emissions

In accordance with the timelines set out by the Montreal protocol, Aggreko has phased out chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) plant from its temperature control rental fleet and is in the process of phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) plant.

Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) product, the replacement for CFC and HCFC, is available across our full equipment range and has been adopted as standard for all new fleet.

Waste and Re-cycling

It is imperative that we remove and safely dispose of our waste products, including consumables we replace such as engine oil and filters.

If these are not appropriately disposed of, they can cause environmental damage such as leakage into the ground water and contamination of the local water supplies. If left unattended, they are also unsightly and typically not biodegradable.

These are normally returned to our service centres where they are safely disposed of, or re-cycled where appropriate. On our project sites we have procedures in place to collect waste on-site and then site-specific arrangements are made for the safe handling of these items.

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