The Montara incident in 2009 is a wakeup call for SSHE transformation in PTTEP. In 2011, corporate SSHE had an organizational reform to strengthen the corporate oversight and to support PTTEP growth in international arena. The "Step Change in SSHE" program has then been introduced based on the core beliefs that the goal of zero injury is achievable and SSHE is a core value that must be integrated into every aspect of the business. The program targets leadership and commitment at all levels, strategic SSHE communication, management system and staff engagement, all of which to create common understanding and shift the company SSHE culture in which all staff are treated with trust and respect. The program is committed to achieving an LTI-free organization by 2013.

Through the comprehensive 5-Act Step Change in SSHE program, new campaigns are introduced and existing campaigns are reinforced. The safety leadership workshop was implemented for CEO and top management to brainstorm and make a commitment towards company SSHE direction. SSHE moment in all meetings has adopted to encourage the concept of SSHE is everybody’s responsibility. SSHE Management System has been improved to ensure the minimum requirements in managing SSHE. New SSHE KPIs structure, which KPIs are assigned to all levels from CEO to individuals, has been implemented throughout the company. The main elements are the incorporation of leading and lagging indicators of personal safety as well as process safety. SSHE climate survey was also conducted to measure the level of SSHE Culture based on Safety Cultural Maturity Model. The average survey result was 3.3 (scale 0-5). With the appropriate interventions, PTTEP aims for 4+ in 2014.

At the end of 2011, the program has proved to reduce the overall company statistics, especially LTIF which reduced by 40% from 2010. This is a remarkable step towards an LTI-free organization by 2013.

The Step Change in SSHE journey will be profoundly continued. Top management leadership and everyone’s commitment are the most important parts of our success. We need to build effective and sustained compliance culture to underpin our License to Operate.

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