The nature of our business means that we operate in a challenging industrial environment. Not only that, we also receive, transload and store millions of cubic metres of hydrocarbons.
Therefore, our HSE policy is both clear and embedded in our culture, and no other objective may override the fact that:
- we will continue to manage safety in our business by ensuring that our staff take ownership of this imperative, based on risk-based thinking; and
- we believe in sustainable entrepreneurship: we will carry out and grow our business in a way that respects our environment and minimises our impact on it.
VTTI is a relatively young company. We have grown through acquisition, in locations spread all over the world. So although we comply with all local legislation, our focus now is to raise every operating unit to the greater challenge of achieving best industry standards.
In every terminal, we are working towards a single, optimum VTTI standard. But although the destination is the same, the routes to get there vary considerably. The working cultures of, say, Latvia, Nigeria and Argentina could not be more different – and so, therefore, is the way our central framework is tailored and adapted for each.
To support our strategy, we commissioned Shell Global Solutions to carry out an expert and fully independent review of our plants. We are now implementing upgrades and improvements to our processes accordingly.