See it – report it – prevent it

Nairobi, 26th May 2016 – Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, held its annual Safety Day today, with a focus on preventing safety incidents from happening.

The theme of the day - “See it, report it, prevent it” - encouraged employees, contractors and partners to continue to develop a culture of identifying and reporting potential incidents so that mitigation plans can be activated and incidents prevented from happening.

Vivo Energy’s commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest international Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standards is at the heart of its business and in 2015 the company delivered industry leading safety performance with a TRCF (total recordable case frequency) of 0.26.

Commenting on Safety Day James Ngethi, Head of HSSE, Vivo Energy said: “Safety remains an integral and essential part of our daily operations and a critical priority for our business, our staff and our contractors.  Our annual safety day is a moment for all our teams to stop; reflect on safety issues; and ensure that we are doing everything that we can to achieve our aim of ‘Goal Zero’ - no harm to people or the environment.”

Ngethi added: “Vivo Energy has a very strong safety record, but there is always more that can be done.  We recognise that the key to great HSSE leadership is identifying and fixing potential incidents before they become actual incidents.  In 2015 we did a good job of reporting potential incidents, increasing the number by 73% compared to the previous year.  Through our actions today we will work hard to achieve our increased potential incident target and other HSSE goals in order to make continued progress to become recognised at Africa’s most respected energy business.”

Safety Day activities in Kenya included town hall meetings for employees; vehicle inspections, service station’s safety audits, commercial road transport partners forum, and safety quizzes.

Speaking during the Kenya celebrations, Polycarp Igathe, Managing Director Vivo Energy Kenya, emphasised that safety is all about a person’s attitude and it’s not just a one off activity.

“At Vivo Energy Kenya, safety is at the core of the business, and this is evident in all its operations. Employees in the company have embraced the safety culture beyond the organization and it’s become a lifestyle. The leadership supports the employees on safety and rewards employees’ safety initiatives.” 


About Vivo Energy:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Kenya since 1900.

Vivo Energy Kenya has a fuels storage capacity of  87,625 m³ and 164 services stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Kenya employs over 200 people.  The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash).  For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing.  Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,600 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.


Media Contact:

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Tel: +254 715 828 427  

Email: [email protected]


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