The health, safety, security and welfare of our employees and other people we work with is our highest priority, and we are committed to protecting them.

We treat everyone equally and with respect, providing a workplace free of discrimination where diversity is valued. We listen to opinions and empower our employees to be self-assured and effective, by supporting their training and development.

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Lost time injury frequency rate (number of lost time injuries per million man-hours)
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Fatal accident frequency rate (number of fatal accidents per hundred million man-hours)

Occupational health and safety

We place the highest priority on providing safe and healthy working environments for our staff and contractors. Our HSES MS is implemented at each stage of a project, supported by Occupational Health and Safety Guidance and Standard Operating Procedures.

Where Pharos is not directly an operator, we work with our partners to maintain safety standards. We are proud of our record of zero accidents in Vietnam. We organise regular training, drills, workshops and inspections, and share our practices and lessons learned, so others can also benefit.

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Diversity helps deliver our strategy

Diversity and Inclusion remain important in our business. We have a workforce with a diversity of experience, nationalities, cultural backgrounds and gender.

Our corporate head office in London has 30 staff and we are very proud of the number of women we have in the London office, which is 60% and five out of six Group Heads of Function posts are filled by women.

In Egypt, we have established a gender neutral recruitment process and, wherever possible, are ensuring that any vacancy is filled by an Egyptian national. We recruit directly from the local universities and surrounding villages.

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Preventing major accidents

Pharos has emergency response plans in place for all projects and assets. The plans are communicated to the workforce and response personnel receive training to ensure they are competent to carry out their emergency roles. This is supplemented by periodic refresher training. Drills and training exercises are carried out.

We ensure asset integrity and control operations in order to effectively manage all significant risks during all stages of the operations.

Equal opportunities

We value diversity and are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, where every individual can fulfil their full potential.

With a relatively small directly-employed workforce, everyone in Pharos can benefit from discussion with their colleagues, understanding each other’s challenges and uniting as a team.

Building local capability

We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for technical cooperation, training and capacity building in host countries.

In Vietnam, as part of the HLHVJOC, we contribute to local capability building. Out of 110 people, only seven are expatriate staff member. In addition, every position that is held by an expatriate staff has a Vietnamese staff member as a deputy or as the manager. A training levy of $150,000 for each JOC goes into a fund which is ringfenced to support the development of future talent in Vietnam in the industry. HLHVJOC also invests in staff development and training.

In Egypt, as part of the Concession Agreements of El Fayum and North Beni Suef, the Company commits to a total of $200,000 split equally between the two Concessions for training and development of employees.

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Local capability building

We are committed to providing meaningful opportunities for technical cooperation, training and capacity building in host countries.

In Vietnam, as part of the HLHVJOC, we contribute to local capability building. Out of 110 people, only seven are expatriate staff member. In addition, every position that is held by an expatriate staff has a Vietnamese staff member as a deputy or as the manager. A training levy of $150,000 for each JOC goes into a fund which is ringfenced to support the development of future talent in Vietnam in the industry. HLHVJOC also invests in staff development and training.

In Egypt, as part of the Concession Agreements of El Fayum and North Beni Suef, the Company commits to a total of $200,000 split equally between the two Concessions for training and development of employees.

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