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Asian Supply Base Emphasises On Safety Culture To its Oil and Gas Operators

hse1LABUAN, 9 Sept : A Sabah’s government link company (GLC) - Asian Supply Base Sdn Bhd (ASB) will continue to place an emphasis the importance of safety culture and practise among oil and gas companies operating in its base.

The fundamental attention to detail that delivers excellence in health, safety and environmental (HSE) matters help ASB achieves superior competitive business advantage.

ASB’s chief executive officer Dato' Harris Tan said that people are most important resource, and as such, safety is unequivocally number one core value of oil and gas organisations.

“We must constantly strive to achieve Zero injuries and illnesses. Our efforts must be focused on prevention of occupational injury and illness,” he said at the presentation of certificates of appreciation to members of Supply Base HSE Alliance (SBHA) today.


“Users in our base including employees and contractors are accountable for performing their daily activities in a manner consistent with our HSE policy.

We will meet or exceed compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We will integrate our (HSE) practices, standards and goals into our global business plans in a manner that assures consistent and effective implementation of our (HSE) policy.

“The commitment in ensuring HSE being practised and prioritised is equally shared among base users in ASB. In view of its importance, ASB and base users shares a common understanding, concerns and commitment to generate and create an awareness to embed and inculcate safety culture and practice in our base,” he said.

The alliance members comprises ASB, PETRONAS Carigali, Sabah Shell, Murphy, Schlumberger, HALLIBURTON, Samudera Timur Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Mud & Chemicals (2MC), Baker Hughes, International Shipcare, Innatech, MI Swaco, PETRONAS Mitco, FMC.

“Over the past years, SBHA has been the backbone to ASB of being key enablers to initiate, drive and commit towards realising the objectives of HSE. ASB’s management has highly regarded and acknowledged SBHA's concerted effort and continuous commitment,” Harris said.

ASB’s performance over the years has improved tremendously with the increased number of international major oil and gas companies registered and operating in the base.

“ASB is committed to operational excellence. This steadfast commitment is founded on our respect for social and environmental issues, a core value that effectively and efficiently drives achievement of our sustainable economic growth and performance.

Our vision of operational excellence is deeply rooted in our work climate and our expectation is that no one gets hurt and nothing gets harmed,” he said.

ASB provides the processes, facilities, standards, discipline and work culture designed to ensure a safe work environment is being emphasised such as safe services for its clients, environmental protection, protection of stakeholder assets and occupational injuries and illnesses are preventable among others.

“Safe and responsible management of our operations epitomizes respect and care for each other and the environment,” he said.

“At ASB, everything we do is guided by our core values of safety, environmental stewardship, valuing all people and business ethics. These core values are woven into our culture as they are fundamental to sustainability and to our vision of being recognized in the Gulf region as one of the leading companies in our field.

Our goal is "to do no damage to the environment". This challenge stimulates us to adopt innovative ways to manage our environmental impact at local and regional levels. We believe we have made considerable progress towards this goal. In many areas we are already seeking ways to go beyond our goal of no damage and positively benefit the environment.

ASB maintains HSE as a top priority and provides support on HSE matters as they relate to our business activities. Helping to define, establish and incorporate HSE responsibility and accountability through every level creates value for our communities and employees alike.

Our vision is to create an incident-free environment and to conduct business with no adverse environmental impact. This can only be achieved by integrating HSE into all of our business activities.

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