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Safety, health, and well-being


In our Strategic Plan 2023–2027 (SP 2023-27), we maintain respect for life, people, and the environment as one of our values. Thus, we work constantly to continue as a global safety benchmark in the sector, pursuing a Recordable Accident Rate (TAR) below 0.7 and a zero fatality rate. 


In addition, we integrated ESG elements (environmental, social and governance issues) into a single vision in our plan, summarizing the company's position on the subject. More than a concept, ESG is a risk/return view of how the company should act to mitigate risks and ensure its sustainability for the future, using the best environmental, social and governance practices. 


Our ESG mandala guides planning and engagement with stakeholders and is aligned with the company's strategic elements and objectives. In it, four key ideas are highlighted, one of which is caring for people. In this area, one of the commitments assumed involves the promotion of safe operations, based on the protection of life, training 100% of the leadership in mental health, and working to promote the well-being of more than 38 thousand employees. Our goal is that, at the end of their work day, each employee can return healthy and safe to their family, and for this reason, in October 2016, we launched the Commitment to Life Program.  The Program is composed of structuring projects defined based on the critical analysis of Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE) management, with reference to the best market practices, and its sixth cycle was initiated and developed throughout 2022, with the following highlights: 



Currently, our more than 38,000 employees (100%) are covered by our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) management system. Our service providers also make use of this system when they are on the company's premises and are even evaluated by the Health, Safety, and the Environment Management Assessment Process (HSE-MAP).

Employee health

We systematically and periodically monitor the health of our employees with integration between the areas of Occupational Health, Occupational Safety, Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics, with the main objective of protecting and preserving the health of employees. For the management and guarantee of legal compliance, tools were developed to control occupational health certificates, production of campaigns and materials to encourage employees to play a leading role in carrying out occupational assessments, improvement of processes to improve the employee experience and engagement actions and training of leaders in ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory provisions on health and safety at work.


One of our top metrics is the Total Recordable Injuries (TRI) per million man-hours. Since the launch of the first Compromisso pela Vida (Commitment to Life) Program, we have had a significant TRI reduction, from 2.15 in 2016 to 0.68 in 2022. Even though the performance was  above  the one achieved in 2021, when we had reached a TRI of 0.54, it was still below the alert limit (0.70) defined for the year 2022. Under our continuous improvement guideline, we continue to strengthen our management practices and enhance our   efforts on the lessons learned from these events, ensuring its coverage for the entire company, in order to foster a safety culture. 


Our commitment to employee safety is also reflected in the management of transport vehicle contracts. In 2022, vehicles used in cargo and passenger transport contracts traveled more than 110 million kilometers, transporting employees from operating units, machinery, and equipment for our operations. These activities are regulated by a corporate road transport safety standard, to guide safety management in exclusive transport contracts at the service of Petrobras, both for people, products and cargo. This standard covers the management of road transport risks associated with people, vehicles and the surrounding environment on major routes. Each Petrobras area responsible for transporting people or cargo has standards that detail the specific requirements for its activity.


In 2022, aviation safety audits were carried out at 10 airlines, 130 helidecks of maritime units and 14 airports, to guarantee the safety conditions of aircraft and facilities. Our fleet of 55 aircraft transported more than 772,000 passengers for Petrobras and contractors, on approximately 34,000 flights, a total of 67,300 flight hours, transporting more than 92,000 cargo items with approximately 800 tons in all. 

Occupational health and safety indicators








[1] Data from parent company, Libra, Petrobras Bolivia, Petrobras International Braspetro – Colombia branch and Transpetro.

[2] Number of recordable injuries per million man-hours of risk exposure. It includes typical cases of injuries without leave (excluding first aid cases), injuries with leave, occupational diseases, and fatal accidents.

[3] Number of injury victims that take leave from work resulting from typical accidents or cases of occupational disease per million man-hours of risk exposure.

[4] Total number of new cases of occupational diseases, per 1,000 employees, characterized by the company. The Workplace Accident Communication issued by court decision and the characterizations by the INSS are not computed, when contested for being in disagreement with the company's professional technical evaluation.

[5] Number of days lost per company employee to absences due to work-related health causes – work accident and occupational disease. The calculation considers the days from the day after the injury to the day before the return.

[6] Total hours not worked due to illness and injury accumulated during the period, divided by the total planned hours accumulated during the period, multiplied by 100. As of 2020, this indicator will be called Percentage of Time Lost - Health - PTP-S. We decided to make an adjustment in the calculation of the Percentage Lost Time indicator - PTP, in order to remove hours referring to vacation from the total planned hours of work, as well as data related to assigned employees. As a result, it was necessary to adjust its calculation formula, as well as to establish a target for 2021 based on the new parameters.

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