Sustainable Development

 

Long-term planning

In the development of its core business activities - natural gas transmission, transit transmission and storage Bulgartransgaz EAD is guided by the long-term vision and strict planning supporting the sustainable development of the whole sector in the country, the region and Europe.

In compliance with Directive (EC) 73/2009 Regulation (EC) 715/2009, in 2012 the Company prepared its first Ten-year network development plan for the period 2013-2022. The document presents the investments planned in short-term (three-year) and long-term (ten-year) period, a schedule for implementation of investment projects and forecasts for utilization of the gas infrastructure capacity. The national Ten-year plans developed by the transmission system operators are part of the Regional Development Plan of the common European gas transmission network.

 

Safety

The investments planned and the long term planning of Bulgartransgaz EAD activities are directly related to the provision of safe and efficiently developing gas infrastructure. This is Bulgartransgaz EAD basic obligation and responsibility and a guarantee for the reliability and quality of the natural gas transmission and storage services in the country.

The Company is in the process of implementation of the project for modernization and rehabilitation of the existing network aimed at improving the efficiency and reliability of the transmission system, and provision of technical capability for ensuring sufficient capacity and conditions for transmission of alternative quantities through the country by the planned new interconnections with Romania, Greece, Turkey and Serbia, as well as the connection of Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission network to the cross-border projects.

 

Environment

The care for ensuring environmental protection according to EU directives and the national legislation is one of Bulgartransgaz EAD priority tasks. In this context one of the main objectives of the modernization of the Company gas transmission system is reduction of the harmful air pollutant emissions.

As evidence to its commitment regarding all aspects of environmental protection, Bulgartransgaz EAD is going to complete the procedure of implementation and certification of System for Environmental Management according to the rules and requirements of ISO 14001.

 

Human resources development

Bulgartransgaz EAD pays special attention to human resources policies. Employees' specialized knowledge and experience and their motivation are key factors determining the Company long-term and successful operation. As a contemporary company Bulgartransgaz EAD provides its employees with opportunities for continuous improvement of qualification, education and practical skills expansion.

Bulgartransgaz EAD actively collaborates with universities whose academic profile corresponds to the Company activities. The opportunity for traineeships and subsequent employability of students is a traditional and long-standing practice that has proven its efficiency. Company experts share their practical experience at forums and lectures, but also as mentors to students preparing specializations.