Gela, 17 June 2016 – A “Safety Pact” was presented yesterday in Gela, in the presence of Eni’s HSEQ - Health, Safety, Environment and Quality - director, Giuseppe Ricci, and all of the contractors engaged in activities in the area. The “Pact”, which over the past two years has been progressively applied to all construction sites, has now also been extended to include routine activities, making it an authentic safety management model in Eni.
With regard to safety, Eni has never made a distinction between its employees and the workers of third-party contractors, and all safety indicators apply to the entire workforce. The commitment and involvement throughout the organisation has produced results and Eni’s safety indicators have improved by 5 times in 5 years, ranking Eni first among the major oil & gas companies and with an order of magnitude higher than the Italian and EU averages.
Today, the probability of accidents at Eni is 0.2 per million hours worked, and many industrial sites have gone for many years without injuries, while the Italian industry and EU average is over 10 accidents per million working hours.
These are excellent results that Eni wants to consolidate and improve until we reach zero accidents across the group. It is a very ambitious goal for which it is essential to maintain vigilance and attention at the highest levels. For this reason the company has implemented a system of rules and strict controls that begins from the qualification of contractors and continues right up to feedback on their performance. But this is still not enough: Eni wants their full involvement and this is the aim of the “Safety Pact”, a partnership that starts from the involvement of the owners of sub-contracting businesses in defining the strategy and overseeing its implementation.
Eni provides the tools, from a safety-metre to a safety portal for third-party companies, and from communication initiatives to supplementary training activities, and from lessons learned to joint field checks, and expects the full integration and cooperation on safety between Eni and all contractors.
The operation of the “Pact” will be the responsibility of the Safety Competence Centre in Gela, with its approximately 140 safety leaders who will ensure that the entire organisation, internal and third parties, operates according to the agreed strategy, a combination of rigour and engagement that is the ideal recipe to continue to improve in the field of safety. In fact the SCC is an example of innovation, that makes Eni stand out from other industrial realities around the world and which could in the future become a virtuous model to be exported.