Doha –Qatar, September 25, 2016: RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) has been awarded a five-star rating by the British Safety Council subsequent to an Environmental Audit, and the Occupational Health and Safety Audit.
RasGas’ Chief Marketing & Shipping Officer, Khalid Sultan R. Al Kuwari, stated, “At RasGas we are deeply committed to delivering cleaner energy to our customers in a manner that is safe, efficient and preserves the environment. This is a fundamental corporate goal, and the British Safety Council’s rating is testament to the success of our efforts to maintain these rigorous standards.”
This impressive achievement was attained after a quantified, objective evaluation of the environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems of the shipping and LNG transportation functions. The Environmental Audit measured the Shipping Department's performance against set criteria, including a number of key environmental management indicators, providing a worldwide benchmark of the department's environmental management performance, policies, processes and procedures; while the Occupational Health and Safety Audit measured performance against key safety management indicators.
These audits have, since 2013, included two additional indicators, Leadership and Continuous Improvement, thereby placing greater emphasis on occupational health, employee wellbeing, the safety culture, allocation of resources to health and safety, and planning for change. All of these are now considered best practice factors.
The British Safety Council's Five Star Environmental, and Occupational Health and Safety audits offer a structural path for continuous improvement, and RasGas’ five-star grading in both is the highest possible rating that can be achieved.
The British Safety Council is a government-regulated awarding organisation primarily concerned with ensuring ‘no-one is injured or made ill in the workplace’.
RasGas’ world-class shipping fleet comprises long-term LNG charter vessels that efficiently serve to meet the needs of a global customer-base.