This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
24. ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND SAFETY (SMS)
The continued improvement in Petrobras environmental performance, as specified in its Strategic Plan, is associated to the implementation of two major programs: Process Safety (PSP) and Excellence in Operational Safety and Environmental Management (Pegaso).
In September, Petrobras place in the group of companies that forms the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) was ratified, in recognition of the advances made by the company also in the areas of the environment, health, safety, transparency and corporate governance.
From January to September 2007, excluding expenditure on healthcare for employees and support given to external environmental projects, the Companys investment in environment, health and safety (SMS) totaled R$ 2.964.879 thousand, of which R$ 644.389 thousand refers to actions of the Excellence in Operational Safety and Environmental Management Program (Pegaso).