Shell Malaysia has awarded contractors and partners who demonstrated exemplary performance in Health, Safety and Environment and for outstanding efforts in stepping up safety leadership behaviours at the inaugural Shell Malaysia Safety Award.
The award aims to promote and build a strong safety culture in the industry by recognising and celebrating great safety performance. Through the success stories, it is hoped others would be inspired to deliver uncompromised safety in their workplace.
The awards were presented by the Minister of Human Resources Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem and Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia Chairman. It was attended by representatives from 99 participating companies, government officials and senior officials from Shell.
“As a responsible operator and partner, Shell relentlessly pursues the goal of zero harm to people and zero significant incidents. Achieving this is a journey and we call it Goal Zero,” said Iain Lo.
Lo added, “At Shell, we work hard to make sure we have the right systems, tools and culture in place. We continuously improve our systems and procedures to make sure everyone knows their roles and responsibilities and understand how to work safely. Our contractors are critical in our Goal Zero journey and tonight is about recognising their exceptional achievements in safety.”
Meanwhile Dato’ Sri Richard Riot Anak Jaem, Minister of Human Resources Malaysia said: “I have been involved in various programmes organised by Shell and I believe they demonstrate clearly their commitment to being a safe and responsible business.”
He continued by saying, “I applaud Shell Malaysia for taking the lead to promote and recognise the people and the companies that actually commit to and deliver outstanding safety performance. It is encouraging to see a good partnership between Shell and its contractors and the commitment to safety.”
The Shell Malaysia Safety Awards are part of the Shell Contractor Chief Executive Officer Health, Safety, Security and Environment Forum. The Shell CEO Forum, held annually, brings together leaders from Shell and their contractors with the aim of improving the HSSE practices and performance.
Shell continues to develop safety and environmental best practices via various programmes including the Conscientious Driver’ Programme and In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) for trucks and Shell Traffic Games.
Last week, Shell launched Malaysia’s first private-public sector project for fishermen named the Fish Aggregating Device (FAD) project. An innovative program funded by Shell Malaysia and delivered jointly with the Sabah Government through the Sabah Department of Fisheries, the project involves creating new fishing grounds by placing 10 FADs, about 85 nautical miles off Kota Kinabalu; a safe distance away from the restricted Gumusut-Kakap deepwater project area.
Press Release, March 10, 2014