The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has received African Most Outstanding Health, Safety and Environment(HSE) Compliant Company of the year 2012 Award.
Mr. Ken Giame CEO of the African Leadership Magazine, organizers of the event with the theme Building Sustainable Safety And Security Infrastructure For Growth And Development, stated that the award is in recognition of NNPC‘s commitment to strong HSE policy implementation through corporate environmental protection and safety management, compliance with corporate safety standards, HSE awareness campaigns, HSE training and maintaining effective synergy with all units for effectiveness.
The ceremony which took place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra Ghana was attended by top Government functionaries as well as Security organizations from across Africa.
Dignitaries at the event include General J H Smith, Minister of Defense Republic of Ghana, Dr Joyce Aryee, former President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines; the Ghanaian Ambassador to Brazil, Mr. Modou Lamin Camara, and CEO Metro Security services Gambia, and members of the press.
In his remarks, The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation re-affirmed the NNPC’s commitment to eliminate all unsafe acts and conditions in all NNPC operations. He expressed the desire of the NNPC Management to pursue the attainment of GOAL ZERO initiatives of no harm to people and no harm to the environment in all NNPC operations.
The GMD, who was represented by the general manager HSE Engr. Rabiu Suleiman, thanked the African Leadership Magazine for the recognition and promotion of NNPC efforts in raising the HSE Performance Standard in the Hydro carbon Business value chain.
He says the award reaffirms and confirms the team spirit, determination, dedication and excellence of NNPC staff. He dedicated the award to the entire staff of NNPC especially staff of HSE.
Previous recipients of the HSE award include Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), First Bank group Nigeria, and Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd.