ASSE Kuwait Chapter honors ’18 winners of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award
KPC patronizes program supported by IADC & BCSP
KUWAIT CITY, May 13: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait Chapter is a premier voluntary, non-profit, Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) professional organization, which strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the HSE professionals, industrial and social sectors in the region.
American Society Of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter organises ASSE Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) HSE Excellence Award annually to recognize and honour the private sector companies for their leadership, excellence and exceptional performance in the field of Health, Safety and Environment in the Gulf region. The award program 2018 was launched on 15th January 2018 inviting applications from the private sector organizations in GCC countries and it was concluded with a grand award presentation ceremony on 25th April 2018 at Radisson Blu. The ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018 Program was patronized by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), supported by IADC & BCSP.
The award ceremony started with welcome address by Muhammad Alamgir, President ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He briefed about the Chapter activities, its objectives and achievements along with the background of the ASSE GCC Award program. He mentioned that Kuwait Chapter has pioneered the annual award program for 10th time successfully. He congratulated all award-winning companies for showing their extraordinary performance and management commitment towards HSE. He thanked all ASSE volunteers and supporting & endorsing organizations for making this program grand success. Bader Al Hadhrami, Member ASSE Kuwait Chapter facilitated the award ceremony inauguration.
Eng. Fadhel Al-Ali, Chairman of ASSE-Kuwait Chapter in his address highlighted the significance of this award program and the value each company is giving to this award, which showcases successful business models from each organization that uphold HSE as a business value. He briefed on theme “You Perform We recognize” and congratulated the winning companies. He appreciated all the Award program organizing committee members for putting their best efforts to make this program a grand success.
Naser Alhabab, Team Leader, KPC delivered the chief guest speech on behalf of Nisar Al Adsani, CEO, KPC. He congratulated all the award winning companies and appreciated the initiatives of ASSE Kuwait Chapter for promoting the HSE performance in private sector companies in the GCC region through this award program. He highlighted the importance of HSE and the current HSE challenges faced by the contractors within the oil sector & other industries in this region.
Aamir Rasheed, Director of ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award program 2018 briefed on the Award program. He briefed about the award categories, criteria and evaluation process of the award followed to evaluate the HSE Management System of the participating companies. He appreciated the participation of companies and thanked them for overwhelming response comparing to previous year. He said that, this recognition program certainly adds value to the companies and motivate them to improve their HSE performance year after year. He also conveyed that GCC HSE Excellence Award program was much appreciated by the adjudication panel judges from the ASSE, US. The briefing was followed with video messages from the respected members of Adjudication Panel and Endorsing Agencies. The video capsule featured messages from Jim Smith, M.S, CSP, ASSE President, Ms Yassie Dunn Global Business Development Manager. Ashok Garlapati, ASSE Global Region Vice-President. He congratulated and thanked participating companies for their overwhelming response to the award program. He also thanked KPC management for patronizing GCC HSE Excellence Award 2018 and their continuous support to the ASSE, Kuwait Chapter.
Dr Siva Prasad Penkey, PhD, MTech, MSc, ASP, GradIOSH, SIIRSM, Deputy Director ASSE-GCC HSE Excellence Award and a Senior Member of ASSE Kuwait Chapter facilitated complete award ceremony.
A total of 51 private sector companies from GCC countries including Kuwait, Oman, UAE & Saudi Arabia participated by submitting award applications and 85 awards were presented during the ceremony for the winners.
The awards were presented to the winning companies by the guests of the evening Naser Al Shamma, Dy CEO, Support Services, KNPC, Abdullah Al Ajmi – Manager- HSE, KNPC, Ali A Kshawe , Manager Support Services, KNPC, and Fares Al Mansouri, Team Leader- QHSE, KOC
The event was concluded with closing address by Sunil Sadanand, Secretary of ASSE Kuwait Chapter. He thanked the participating companies, KPC for the patronage, KOC for being the Annual Partner for ASSE Kuwait Chapter, KNPC for promoting this award program among their business parnters, Endorsing & Supporting bodies and Organizing Committee members for the successful event. After the award ceremony, Eng. Fadhel Ali, Chapter Chairman and Muhammad Alamgir, Chapter President recognized ASSE GCC HSE Excellence Award organizing committee members by presenting the mementos.