Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, held its annual Safety Day today, under the theme “Safety Leadership starts here”.  

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 2014 the company delivered industry leading safety performance with a TRCF (total recordable case frequency) of 0.24 and an LTIF (lost time injury frequency) of 0.19.

Commenting on Safety Day James Ngethi, Head of HSSE, Vivo Energy said: “Safety is, and always will be, an integral and essential part of our business plan.  Our annual safety day is a moment for all our employees in every country where we operate 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.”

Vivo Energy has a very strong safety record, but there is always more that can be done. “Safety Leadership starts here” is about developing a culture where the value of safety is embedded at every level - encouraging not just employees, but also contractors and partners to adopt and embrace safe behaviour standards.

The CEO of Vivo Energy, Christian Chammas added: “I am passionate about safety, but safety leadership isn’t just the responsibility of me, the Health and Safety team and the country managing directors.  It is about everyone taking responsibility and personal action; always being alert to their surroundings; and keeping safety front of mind in everything they do.  By doing this all of our people will become safety leaders.”

Hans Paulsen, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda commented: “Safety leadership means I make my safety and the safety of others a priority through my behaviour. I recognise that I am constantly influencing those around me through my actions. I choose to lead by example and challenge each of you to do the same. Safety leadership starts with me.”

All employees were invited to make a safety pledge to commit to adopting and embracing safe behaviour standards. The pledges are a central element of Safety Day as they will remind employees to continually consider safety.  This will allow them to become safety leaders and also provide a means of measuring the company’s commitment to improved safety throughout the year.

Contractors, partners and the general public are also invited to make a safety pledge on Vivo Energy’s social media pages, using the hashtag #safetypledges2015

Media contact

Vivo Energy Uganda: Communications Manager

Cerinah Zalwango

Telephone: +256 772 754 001

E-mail: [email protected]
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