At Phillips 66, planning and preparedness for a crisis or emergency is a continuous process. The utilization of a "systems" driven process for crisis and emergency planning and preparedness, ensures sustainability, continuous improvement, and a consistent approach in achieving preparedness objectives.
A model Crisis Management/Emergency Response Management System has been developed and is directly aligned with the Phillips 66 HSE Management System elements. These elements define a systems model, which operating business units use as a template to build and maintain their crisis management and emergency response plans.
At Phillips 66, the prevention of any spill through project planning, design, implementation and leadership is a primary objective. However, in the event that a spill occurs, plans and processes are in place to ensure we can respond effectively. To ensure preparedness, Phillips 66 conducts oil spill exercises and drills each year for its U.S. operations in compliance with the requirements of the 1990 Oil Pollution Act. Phillips 66 utilizes best practices for spill response on an international basis. We consider U.S. compliance requirements to be among the most robust and therefore apply these standards internationally where feasible and in alignment with host-country requirements.