San Donato Milanese (MI), 4 March 2013 – The reduction in injury rates and the number of accidents confirm that the "zero injuries" objective is not impossible. This is what emerged from the second edition of the "Eni Safety Day", which was held in the Eni conference room in San Donato Milanese, in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Paolo Scaroni, Chief Corporate Operating Officer, Salvatore Sardo and the HSEQ Director, Giuseppe Ricci.
For the first time, Eni has given awards to the business units that have achieved outstanding success in the field of safety in terms of absence of injuries and accidents, and their particular commitment to prevention and control.
"Eni - said the Chief Executive Officer of Eni, Paolo Scaroni – is constantly improving all indicators starting from the accident frequency index which, for the first time, has fallen below 0.5 per every million hours worked at a global level, including both employees and all contract workers employed by Eni. This index has been halved in four years and places us in a top position among global competitors. These results demonstrate our efforts and the importance of persevering along this path."
"Safety comes before everything else; a safe company is a company that performs well; safety involves everyone". There are three basic pillars for Eni, said CEO Scaroni, underlining that the HSE issue must always be considered in its entirety. "A safe company is a company that is attentive to its impact on the environment and on the health of the entire community in which it operates".
The "Eni Safety Award" was assigned to six companies considered the most virtuous in their field. The awards went to NAOC in Nigeria, to Enipower, to the refinery in Livorno, to the Kashagan Offshore Installation & Hook-up Projects, to TAF Management and to the Priolo petrochemical area. Today, these companies represent a concrete and tangible example of how Eni interprets safety.
In the HSE field, Eni attaches particular importance to innovation, with the establishment of a special award for projects that have distinguished themselves for their innovation, proactivity and the courage to change. Among the eight candidates, the "leading behaviours" project, which has had an effective and positive influence across the company, won the award.
The consolidation of a safety culture, involving all those who work at Eni and for Eni is, in fact, based on the dissemination of best practice. To accelerate this cultural change, many projects have been launched, first and foremost "Eni in Safety", which is gradually involving all employees in order to transform them into "leaders" of safety, and the "road show" in operational sites, to demonstrate top management’s commitment and to emphasize the Eni vision of safety, with the aim of achieving a continued decline in the number of injuries and accidents of any kind.