Integration of professional standards

In 2018, the Company continued to implement its Professional Standard Integration Plan that it approved as per the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 584 dated June 27, 2016 and the Directives of the Russian Federation Government No. 5119p-P13 dated July 14, 2016.

All planned targets for 2018 were achieved: a list of applicable professional standards was defined; information on the need for the professional education and training of employees obtained from analysis of qualification requirements specified in professional standards was included in the employee training plans; changes were made to the Company’s local regulations, and a list of documents subject to change as per the applicable professional standards was prepared.

Zarubezhneft JSC is a member of the Council for Workforce Skills in Oil and Gas Industry that was formed by the Resolution of the National Council on Vocational Qualifications under the President of the Russian Federation dated March 27, 2015 to form and support a workforce professional skills system for the oil and gas industry.

Zarubezhneft JSC Corporate Center has launched the introduction of the professional standards in the subsidiaries.

By the end of 2018, the Group had adopted ninety-nine (99) professional standards stipulating requirements that are mandatory in terms of properly describing job titles, trading professions and qualification requirements and that are applied within the Group based on the employers’ decisions. Of these, 18 are standards to be applied in the production, refining and transportation of oil and gas.

Employment for positions (trading professions, qualifications) that imply compensations, benefits or restrictions specified in the Labor Code of the Russian Federation or other Russian federal legislation requires application of Zarubezhneft JSC’s professional standards.

Qualification characteristics contained in the professional standards that are not deemed to be mandatory are applied within the Group of Companies as a basis for defining the requirements for the qualification of the employees with consideration of the labor functions that they are to perform determined by the applied technologies and the adopted production and labor arrangement.