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Eni Safety Day notes 40 per cent drop in accidents in 2015

Eni Safety Day notes 40 per cent drop in accidents in 2015
Eni Safety day 
(AGI) Rome, May 16 - Eni saw a 40 per cent drop in work-related accidents in 2015. The figure was mentioned at Eni's fifth Safety Day, attended by President Emma Marcegaglia and CEO Claudio Descalzi, during which Eni's positive safety results were presented. Eni's commitment, professionalism and safety culture also enabled the group to record the best Health and Safety at Work (HSE) performance in the Oil&Gas sector in 2015. Accidents per million hours worked equalled 0.2, down 40 per cent on 2014, with a further 10 per cent improvement during the first quarter of 2016. An excellent result also in terms of the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTFI) index of Italian and European averages, which showed values of over 10 in both the industrial sector and in the general workforce. The improvement was even more clear-cut among contractors. This confirms the huge commitment and actions implemented both upstream, for selection and qualification, and downstream, for third-party awareness-building, involvement and control. The result is a 43 per cent improvement in accident incidence rates. In short, the likelihood of anyone working with or for Eni being involved in an accident is one for every five million hours worked. Health, safety and respect for the environment are all part of Eni's business model. The group invests 40 per cent of the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan budget in security and environment with a significant contribution towards the involvement of Eni's overall workforce (employees plus contractors), which numbers around 100,000 people with more than 270 million hours worked each year and the delivery of more than 300,000 training hours per year. Health, safety and the environment are the pillars of Eni's strategy, and Safety Day is its most important event, geared to underscoring the importance and the attention the management pays to this particular issue, laying down a safety culture. "We should not rest on our laurels because where safety is concerned we have to keep looking ahead and making ongoing improvements until we achieve zero accidents and zero incidents," said Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi. "Nowadays many of our industrial facilities achieve several accident-free years, and our aim is to keep the number of facilities going up until we have achieved a global zero. I am using this occasion to launch another important initiative, the Environment Award, which as of next year will reward facilities capable of exceeding and improving the already high standards in the environmental field." With this in mind, President Emma Marcegaglia and CEO Claudio Descalzi awarded prizes to the most deserving industrial facilities: Petrobel and the Distretto Meridionale (DIME) for Upstream; the Livorno Refinery for Refining and Marketing (R&M); Enpower for the Brindisi electric power station; Versalis for the Brindisi petrochemical facility; Syndial for its Environmental Laboratories (LABO); Tigaz for Midstream Gas & Power; Adriaplin for Retail Market Gas & Power; and, lastly, Eniservizi. Another 13 "face of safety" prizes were awarded to employees or teams that had distinguished themselves by acts of courage, by coming up with a production or management innovation or by developing a project the results of which had been measured in the field and recognised by colleagues. Safety Day afternoon was devoted to Eni contractors, during which Safety Awards were made to third-party companies that had delivered the best safety results, as follows: Impresa Costruzioni Dal Magro Spa, Rosetti Marino SpA, Pergemine Spa, Dietsmann, I.C.E.L. Di Argentieri Piuma Antonio S.A.S., Ratbaa Contracting Co. LLC, SEACOR Marine, Intercantieri Vittadello SpA, S.J.Abed General Enterprises LTD, Weatherford International, MAE ambiente s.r.l. and Colser Servizi SCRL. (AGI)