Business Partners play vital role in achieving world class HSE Performance in any industry. Health, Safety, Environment being one of the key strategic objectives KOC (Kuwait Oil Company), hence, it is of paramount importance to move together with Business Partners to achieve world class HSE Performance. In order to promote a safe work environment at the contractors’ work sites in consistence with KOC HSE Procedural requirements, full cooperation and commitment of Contractors’ workers as well as Contractors’ management are absolutely essential. Also, to address the risks identified in the North Kuwait Directorate Risk Register, an innovative way has been introduced to bring the High Risk items to ALARP level.

The sustained drive and commitment of the management is identified as the most critical aspect of creating and maintaining strong HSE culture. Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), one of the premier Oil &Gas companies in the Arabian Gulf region, gives top most commitment to HSE and considers HSE as a key strategic objective of its business strategy and number one priority towards sustainable development. KOC recognized the importance of Business Partners involvement in HSE in not only just integrating in the policies and procedures, but involves accountability & commitment to the implementation and practicing. KOC strongly believes that Leadership of Client as well as Business Partner coupled with commitment and accountability act as fundamentals to HSE performance, and to business success.

This paper will focus the methods and processes how the Business Partners (Contractors) in KOC North Kuwait Directorate have been brought on board for achieving wonderful HSE Performance.

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