Health and Safety
Safety is Shell’s licence to operate, and it strives to maintain high standards of health and safety in the workplace to safeguard its people, assets, and the communities where it operates.
Safety is Pilipinas Shell’s first priority and embedded in the core of its operations. The “Goal Zero” ambition is to achieve no fatalities and no incidents or put the company’s neighbours or facilities at risk. To achieve Goal Zero, the focus is on the three areas of safety hazards which have the highest risks: personal, process, and transport safety.
In pursuit of Goal Zero, Pilipinas Shell works relentlessly to strengthen its safety culture, focusing on caring for people and leadership commitment. A strong safety culture is complemented by a competent workforce. Pilipinas Shell ensures that people responsible for tasks with significant safety hazard have the necessary training and skills.
Maintaining a high Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) standard is a key pillar of Pilipinas Shell’s business. Pilipinas Shell’s HSSE and Social Performance Policy reflects its commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness and is fundamental to the company’s goal of producing cleaner energy, creating benefits for local communities and reducing the impact of its operations on the environment. These standards apply to all aspects of Pilipinas Shell’s activities, from designing a facility to decommissioning of a work site. The policy applies to all Pilipinas Shell employees, its contractors and any joint ventures where Shell has operational accountability.
To date, Pilipinas Shell consistently delivers sterling safety records with its various programmes that are hailed as best practices by respected organisations such as the Safety Organization of the Philippines, one of the leading organisations in the advocacy of health, safety and environment protection. Pilipinas Shell has achieved 40.66 million safe man-hours without lost time accident from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015, 29.82 million hours in 2014, and 20.18 million hours in 2013.