Health, Safety and Environment
Our commitment to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all of our employees and contractors is continuously at the forefront of our business activities, decisions and procedures.
The Group manages its activities with the highest regard for the well-being of people, places and the environment.
The activities undertaken by our company are managed to the highest environmental, health and safety standards. TREE conducts HSE due diligence on assets prior to acquiring or investing in them and also conducts HSE due diligence on its owned assets.
We have dedicated HSE resources across the company whose responsibility it is to ensure HSE compliance.
In the communities where TREE operates, where possible it employs local people to manage and run its facilities. TREE believes this helps to create more sustainable businesses that are beneficial to the local community as well as being commercially sensible.
TREE is enthusiastic about environmental sustainability and is an active supporter of the world’s transition towards a greener economy. TREE began including environmental products into its portfolio as the various markets began to develop. TREE trades in carbon emissions, certified biodiesel and other environmental products. TREE has invested in sustainable biofuel refining that encourages the use of carbon-neutral fuels.
HSE Policy Statement
As part of its commitment to HSE TREE considers and focuses on the following in all of its activities:
Health and Environmental Standards (air, soil, water and waste)
Safety and Security Plans (including consideration of areas of conflict)
Regulatory Permitting (including issues of social justice and labor practices)
TREE participates in many commodities markets both directly as an owner, trader, supplier and indirectly as an investor.
TREE as a primary operator or owner:
Where TREE maintains direct oversight and control of day-to-day asset operations HSE systems and procedures have accordingly been developed and implemented appropriate to ensuring high operating standards and compliance with relevant rules and regulations.
TREE as a non-operating partner or investor:
Where TREE has a shared or limited interest in an asset, but does not have direct oversight or control of the asset operations; an evaluation of the asset and its operation and governance is conducted with oversight by members of TREE’s senior leadership prior to initial investment, and subsequently at periodic intervals.
TREE as a trader of physical fuel commodities:
Where TREE division, FuelBank trades in physical fuel commodities, involving the purchase, sale, storage, transportation and transformation of physical commodities; it considers the health, safety and environmental aspects of its activities. Senior leadership is strongly involved with trading activities and partner companies are selected with a view to helping to ensure TREE’s standards and principles are adhered to and in accordance with the highest industry standards.
TREE maintains a dedicated HSE Compliance team with individuals based around the globe.
Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheets (also referred to as Material Safety Data Sheets) provide important health and safety information about our products, and serve as an effective means for hazard communication in support of various hazard communication laws and regulations. Please use the link below to access the database.
TREE’s HSE Principles
TREE seeks to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all (employees, contractors and the public).
TREE is committed to ensuring ongoing compliance with all applicable rules, laws and regulations.
TREE is committed to conducting business with high standards relating to health, safety and the environment.
TREE commits to measure, record and review the company's performance in terms of its Health, Safety and Environmental metrics; and use that information to guide its future efforts.
TREE is committed to contributing to the development of the local communities where it operates.
TREE will continually strive to improve its Health, Safety and Environmental procedures and performance metrics on an on-going basis.