Working responsibly

Glossary

Glossary

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A

  • AA1000

    International Assurance Standard for measuring and reporting ethical performance. The AccountAbility Principles Standard 2008 (AA1000APS) is based on the principles of inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness, which means the collaborative participation of stakeholders and organisations in defining and achieving ‘an accountable and strategic response to sustainability’ issues

  • ABC

    Anti-Bribery and Corruption

  • ABCMS

    Anti-Bribery and Corruption Management System

  • ALARP

    As Low as Reasonably Practicable

  • API

    American Petroleum Institute

B

  • BAP

    Biodiversity Action Plan

  • Board

    The Board of Directors of Cairn Energy

  • BOEMRE

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

  • BOP

    Blow-Out Preventer

  • BRINDEX

    Association of UK Independent Oil and Gas Exploration Companies

  • BRMS

    Business Risk Management System

  • Business Principles Group CR

    Business Principles that describe Cairn’s fundamental values and approach to managing CR issues in its business

C

  • Cairn

    The Company and/or its subsidiaries as appropriate

  • Cairn (excluding Cairn India)

    The Company and/or its subsidiaries excluding Cairn India Limited and/or its subsidiaries

  • Cairn India

    Cairn India Limited and/or its subsidiaries as appropriate

  • CAVA

    Cairn Adding Value Award

  • CEO

    Chief Executive Officer

  • CFO

    Chief Financial Officer

  • CHARM

    Chemical Hazard and Risk Management

  • CO2

    Carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas

  • CO2e

    Carbon dioxide equivalent

  • Company

    Cairn Energy

  • COO

    Chief Operating Officer

  • COP

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties

  • CR

    Corporate Responsibility

  • Critical Path Analysis

    Analysis of key tasks which may cause a project to fail or be adversely affected in terms of delivery

  • CRMS

    Corporate Responsibility Management System

  • CRR

    Corporate Responsibility Report

  • CSR

    Corporate Social Responsibility

  • CSS

    Capping Stack System

D

  • DECC

    Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • DEEC

    Direction de l'Environnement et des Établissements Classés (English: Directorate of Environment and Classified Establishments; Senegal)

E

  • E&P

    Exploration and Production

  • EAA

    Environmental Area Assessment

  • EAC

    (House of Commons) Environmental Audit Committee

  • EBL

    Environmental Baseline Survey

  • EEMS

    European Environmental Monitoring System

  • EIA

    Environmental Impact Assessment – a study assessing the environmental impact of a proposed activity or a major change proposed to current activity, which concludes with a management plan for the control of any identified significant impacts

  • EIRIS

    Ethical Investment Research and Information Service

  • EITI

    Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

  • ERP

    Emergency Response Procedures

  • ESG

    Environmental, Social and Governance

  • ESIA

    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

  • ET

    Executive Team

  • EU

    European Union

  • EVP

    Employee Value Proposition

F

  • Float Analysis

    The amount of time that a task in a project network can be delayed without causing a delay to subsequent tasks or the project as a whole

G

  • GHG

    Greenhouse gas – six greenhouse gases are listed in the Kyoto Protocol (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride); carbon dioxide and methane are the most significant to Cairn's activities

  • GOIA

    Greenland Oil and Gas Industry Association

  • GRI

    Global Reporting Initiative

  • Group

    Cairn Energy and/or its subsidiaries as appropriate

H

  • HASSMAR

    La Haute Autorite Charge de la Coordination de la Securite Maritime (Senegalese maritime safety and emergency response authority)

  • HAZID

    Hazard identification

  • HR

    Human Resources

  • HRIA

    Human Rights Impact Assessment

  • HSE

    Health, Safety and Environment

  • HSES

    Health, Safety, Environment and Security

  • HSS

    Health, Safety and Security

I

  • IBA

    Impact Benefit Agreement

  • IEA

    International Energy Agency

  • IFC

    International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group

  • IIP

    Investors in People

  • IMO

    International Maritime Organisation. The IMO is the United Nations' agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships

  • IOGP

    International Association of Oil & Gas Producers – a worldwide association of oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production of hydrocarbons

  • IOOA

    Ireland Offshore Operators Association

  • IP

    Investment Proposal

  • IPCC

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • IPIECA

    International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association

  • ISO 26000

    International Standard for Guidelines for Social Responsibility

  • IT

    Information Technology

  • IUCN

    International Union for Conservation of Nature

J

  • JIP

    Joint Industry Project

  • JNCC

    Joint Nature Conservation Committee

  • JV

    Joint venture

K

  • km

    Kilometres

  • KPI

    Key Performance Indicator

L

  • Lagging Performance Indicator

    Indicator which gives information about change after an undesirable event has happened (e.g. lost time incident frequency rate)

  • LPI

    Leading Performance Indicator – indicator of activity used to assist in preventing or reducing the occurrence of an undesirable event (e.g. training)

  • LRP

    Livelihoods Restoration Plan

  • LTI

    Lost Time Injury – a fatality or Lost Work Day Case

  • LTIF

    Lost Time Injury Frequency – the number of Lost Time Injuries (fatalities + Lost Work Day Cases) recorded for a group of workers per million hours worked

  • LWDC

    Lost Work Day Cases – any work related injury, other than a fatal injury, which results in a person being unfit for work on any day after the day of occurrence of the occupational injury. 'Any day' includes rest days, weekend days, leave days, public holidays, or days after ceasing employment (IOGP)

M

  • m3

    cubic metres

  • MARPOL

    International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

  • MMO

    Marine Mammal Observer

  • MODU

    Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit

  • MT

    Management Team

  • MTC

    Medical Treatment Case – a case that is not severe enough to be reported as a fatality or Lost Work Day Case or Restricted Work Day Case but is more severe than requiring simple first aid treatment

N

  • NGO

    Non-governmental organisation

  • NOx

    A mixture of oxides of nitrogen – emission of these gases can contribute to acid rain and other air-quality problems

O

  • OCNS

    Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme

  • OLF

    Norwegian Oil and Gas Association

  • ONHYM

    Morocco's Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines

  • OSCP

    Oil Spill Contingency Plan

  • OSPAR

    OSPAR is the mechanism by which 15 governments of the western coasts and catchments of Europe, together with the European Community, cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic

  • OSPCP

    Oil Spill Prevention and Contingency Plan

  • OSRL

    Oil Spill Response Limited

P

  • PCDP

    Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan

  • PDP

    Project Delivery Process, the Company’s Project Delivery Process, or ‘gated process’ sets out the project requirements at key stages of each project and ensures that project CR requirements, risks and mitigation measures are understood at each decision point

  • PLONOR

    Chemicals which Pose Little or No Risk

  • PPE

    Personal Protective Equipment

  • Precautionary approach

    An expression of a need by decision-makers to anticipate harm before it occurs. It is the responsibility of a proponent of an activity to establish that it will not (or is very unlikely to) result in significant harm

R

  • RAP

    Resettlement Action Plan

  • RWDC

    Restricted Work Day Case – any work-related injury other than a fatality or Lost Work Day Case which results in a person being unfit for full performance of the regular job on any day after the occupational injury. Work performed might be an assignment to a temporary job, part-time work at the regular job, continuation full-time in the regular job but not performing all the usual duties of the job. Where no meaningful restricted work is being performed, the incident is recorded as a Lost Work Day Case (LWDC).

S

  • SEA-PT

    Shannon Estuary Anti-Pollution Team

  • SIA

    Social Impact Assessment

  • SIRT

    Sub-sea Incident Response Toolkit

  • SLT

    Senior Leadership Team, consisting of a senior members the Management Team and the full Executive Team

  • SO2

    Sulphur dioxide – emission

  • Social Investment

    Pro-active contributions or actions taken by Cairn to help bring benefits to communities where we operate

  • SOP

    Standard Operating Procedure

  • SOx

    A mixture of oxides of sulphur

  • SWD

    Seismic While Drilling

T

  • TRI

    Total Recordable Injuries – the sum of fatalities + Lost Work Day Cases + Restricted Work Day Cases + medical treatment cases

  • TRIR

    Total Recordable Injury Rate – the number of recordable injuries per million hours worked

U

  • UDHR

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • UK

    United Kingdom

  • UN

    United Nations

  • UNESCO

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • UNGC

    United Nations Global Compact – a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption

V

  • VPSHR

    Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

W

  • WBM

    Water-Based Drilling Fluids (water-based mud)

  • WEC

    Well Engineering and Construction

  • WMC

    Well Management Contractor

  • WWF

    World Wide Fund for Nature

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