KUCHING: Shell Malaysia recognises the safety efforts of its business partners and contractors for their top safety leadership during the 11th Shell Malaysia Safety Awards held towards the end of June.
More than 200 guests comprising of business partners and contractors to Shell attended the recent Shell Malaysia Safety Awards (SMSA) to appreciate and recognise safety leaders within the industry. The gala dinner was hosted by Datuk Iain Lo, chairman of Shell Companies in Malaysia.
“We are now entering the fifth year of the SMSA and I am proud that this event is going from strength to strength, mainly because of the continuous partnership and support from our business partners and contractors.
“We are here because we all care, we care about the safety of our people, because life is precious and we are here because we are committed to ensure that everyone goes home safely at the end of each day’s work,” Lo said during his welcoming speech.
“It takes committed and strong leadership to achieve these high standards of safety performance. I have had the opportunity to witness our collective leadership in this area grow with some of you setting industry benchmarks for the greater energy sector in Malaysia,” he added.
The black-tie event was attended by the guests-of-honour, Omar Mat Piah, Director General of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). He highlighted Shell’s commitment to safety and to the safety culture amongst its partners and contractors.
“It is wonderful that a global company practices what it preaches. But more importantly, this is a company that has invested time, effort, and resources to ensure the extended family, its business partners and contractors, uphold world class safety standards too,” he said.
He also commended the business partners and contractors for their commitment to safety: “More than receiving an award for exemplary safety stewardship, your presence tonight signals to me and especially your employees and families that you are committed to what is important and valuable – each and every person’s being and lives.”
The Shell Malaysia Safety Awards are awarded to business partners and contractors yearly for their commendable safety culture and exemplary safety performance.
The awards are presented to winners under three categories of business: Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. Special merit awards are also presented under the category of Health, Most Improved and Environment.
64 submissions were received this year and the winners include: (Merit Winner) Most Improved – Daya Singa Sdn Bhd; Upstream Gold Winner – Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works Corporation; and Downstream and Integrated Gas Gold Winner – Konsortium PD Sdn Bhd. Other winners include: Dayang Enterprise Sdn Bhd (Upstream-Silver); Fugro Geodetic (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Upstream – Bronze); Meinhardt EPCM Sdn Bhd (Downstream & Integrated Gas – Silver); Air-Marine Cargo Agency Sdn Bhd (Downstream and Integrated Gas – Bronze); Song Transport Co Sdn Bhd (Health – Merit Award); and Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd (Environment – Merit Award).
The SMSA was later followed by the 11th Shell Malaysia and Safety Partner Organisations’ CEO HSSE Forum held at Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur on 27th June 2018, whereby Shell together with its business partners and contractors came together to have a deeper conversation around the topic of Care, Dilemmas and Risk Normalisation, consistent with Shell’s global Safety Day theme for 2018.