Health, Environmental, Safety, and Security (HES&S) Policy

American Refining Group (ARG) is committed to the long-term sustainability of the company for the benefits of the shareholders, employees, community and our business partners. We honor this by conducting all aspects of our business in a safe, clean and responsible manner.

ARG’s commitment to high standards of HES&S performance is supported by the Leadership Team.  We will drive continual improvement in search of excellence in each of these principles:


  1. Injury Prevention: Strive to ensure an accident and injury free workplace.

  2. Process Safety: Minimize incidents related to loss of primary containment.

  3. Environmental Stewardship: Minimize adverse effects of our operations on the environment.

  4. Security & Emergency Preparedness: Maintain emergency preparedness and response program to protect personnel in and around or facilities.

  5. Continual Improvement: Setting objectives and key process indicators will help achieve HES&S excellence.

  6. Risk Management: Identify risks and develop mitigative measures until sufficiently addressed.

  7. Communications: Transparent communications on our HES&S commitments to stakeholders.

  8. Sustainability: Equally consider environmental responsibility alongside social and financial responsibility, to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

  9. Learning Organization: Promote an organization that supports education and learns from past incidents to prevent future occurrences.

  10. Regulatory Compliance: Strive to meet all HES&S regulations and actively participate in the rule making process as necessary.

  11. Life Critical Safety Standards: Demand excellence from employees and contractors involved in work with the following standards Confined Space, Energy Isolation, Hot Work, Working at Heights and Working Under Live Loads.