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Media Releases, 04 September 2019

ExxonMobil PNG wins Global Award for Safety

ExxonMobil PNG wins Global Award for Safety
EMPNG’s Safety, Health & Environment Staff; (L-R) Oripa Popat, Desmond Nombon, Natina Denham, Chris Pearson and Fedro Gene proudly showing the SSHE Award.

ExxonMobil PNG (EMPNG), operator of the PNG LNG Project, recorded a strong safety performance, resulting in it being recognised with the Security, Safety, Health and Environment Performance and Perseverance Award for 2018.

This honor is awarded annually by ExxonMobil’s global Upstream Operations to the best performing organisations and affiliates in the world. 

EMPNG’s Manager Safety, Health and Environment, Winnie Schubert said the achievement reflects a strong safety culture. “It’s amazing how ExxonMobil PNG drives safety throughout its operations. This award is a resounding testament of our staff working together.”

EMPNG’s Pipeline Operations Supervisor in Moro, Southern Highlands Province, Noah Pingin said the idea that staff are one ‘upstream family’ resonates with all our team members.

“People just know that caring for each other is the right thing to do and that is evident through our Observation and Interaction program participation.”

EMPNG LNG Plant Surveillance Engineer Christine Sahuburua said this achievement and high safety standard must continue to be maintained.

“The safety culture is built on communication and ensuring that we do all our work in a safe manner.”

EMPNG recognises that to maintain safety standards regular reminders to all employees and contractors is needed. In fact, throughout the year, safety leadership workshops are conducted for EMPNG and its third party contractor’s to highlight safety processes across its operations and to allow the participants to share successful practices. A key factor is sharing those learnings by storytelling to engage the audience at a personal level.  

EMPNG will be staging this year’s contractor safety day on September 5th in Port Moresby which will attract more than 100 participants from 40 companies.