Shell Pandacan, SBSC, SPEX MOGP win SOPI’s Industrial Safety Award
Dec 19, 2012
(Makati City, 19 December 2012) – Three facilities of Shell companies in the Philippines bagged the Industrial Safety Award for their outstanding safety records during the 45th National Industrial Safety Convention held recently at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Recipients of the award are Shell Business Service Centre (SBSC) Manila for over 15.7 million man-hours safety; Shell Pandacan Terminal for 6.1 million man-hours of safety; and the Malampaya Onshore Gas Plant (MOGP) in Batangas for 1.1 million man-hours of safety.
“At our operations, safety is our top priority. Our goal is to have zero fatalities and no incidents that cause harm to our people and neighbours and put our facilities at risk,” said Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Communications Roberto Kanapi. “Wherever we operate, we work to reduce environmental and social impacts, safeguarding the health and safety of our employees and neighbors, and reducing disruptions in the community.”
The awarding ceremony coincided with the annual convention organized by the Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI), a leading non-profit and non-government organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The theme of this year’s convention was “Strengthening Safety, Health and Environment in the Industry”.
Shell is very proud of this achievement as it showcases its commitment to safe and accident-free workplace and to Goal Zero of no harm to people and in the areas where it operates.
Receiving the award from SOPI National President Eros G. Zuniga (3rd from right) are (l-r) Shell HSSE Manager Philippines Boy Isidro, HSE & SD Manager Upstream Philippines Joey Tinga, SBSC-Manila HSSE and Facilities Manager Jude Bustamante, SBSC HSE Specialist John Aaron Marifosque , SBSC Manila General Manager Noel Duldulao, Pandacan Terminal Manager Sherwin Yap, and HSE Specialist Von Karlo Alday.
All Shell businesses and its operations are guided by the 12 Life-Saving Rules and an inherent culture of putting safety first. The three winning facilities were recognised for their best safety practices in the workplace and excellent performance on Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE).
Roberto S. Kanapi
Vice-President for Communications & Government Relations
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation
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