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 HSSE 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.”

Polycarp Igathe, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Kenya said “Safety is an attitude, it should not be taken casually at any moment. Everyone should make safety be part of their lifestyle and not just another item to achieve.”

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, on Twitter handle:  @vivoenergykenya and Facebook Page: VivoEnergyKenya.

About Vivo Energy Kenya

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 for 100 years.  Vivo Energy Kenya has a storage capacity of 85,200 m³ and 145 retail stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retailing stores.  Vivo Energy Kenya employs 163 people but the business provides indirect employment to over 200 people.  The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy operates in retail; commercial fuels (marine, mining and aviation through Vitol Aviation); liquefied petroleum gas and lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.  

The company employs around 2,100 people and operates over 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 91,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact

Vivo Energy Kenya: Communications Manager

Angela Munyua

Telephone: +254 715 828 427  

E-mail: [email protected]
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