Ziad Labban, President and CEO of Petro Rabigh
Petro Rabigh one of the most competitive petrochemical companies in the world, has begun to collaborate with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) to assess the current state of safety and define a path for further improvement.
While Petro Rabigh is already deeply committed to the safety of its employees, the company would like to achieve world-class safety performance.To achieve this, Petro Rabigh will work with DuPont to evaluate its safety culture and safety management system to establish a baseline. Upon completion of the assessment, a comprehensive implementation plan to improve safety outcomes will be developed.
Having just begun operations in April of 2009, Petro Rabigh – a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical – has the capacity to produce 18.4 million tons of petroleum-based products and 2.4 million tons of ethylene and propylene-based derivatives per annum. With demand quickly increasing, the company is already seeking to expand its operations. As the company grows, it is dedicated to further strengthening safety performance, and thereby improving operational excellence.
Petro Rabigh has continuously been striving for an incident-free workplace and believes that this vision can be achieved through an uncompromising approach to safety excellence. The partnership with DuPont is an integral part of the Petro Rabigh management commitment to constantly and consistently improve its safety management system to ensure the safety of employees, processes and equipments.
According to Mr. Ziad Labban, President and CEO of Petro Rabigh, “our company is committed to becoming the most competitive and innovative petrochemical firm. World-class safety performance is an essential ingredient for this, as well as sustainable growth of our company. We are delighted to work with DuPont, who are globally recognized as one of the safest companies in the world. Based on their expertise, established methodologies and experience, we trust that DuPont can provide our company with solutions to help us achieve world-class safety standards.”
According to Johan van der Westhuyzen, Regional Leader for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, “DuPont has focused on safety for more than 208 years, and we are proud to bring that knowledge to our clients every day across a broad range of global markets and industries. Our range of solutions helps companies and organizations to develop a safe workplace and workforce, and thereby reap the benefits of increased worker morale and an improved bottom line.”
DuPont Sustainable Solutions is a partner of choice for key industries throughout Europe and the Middle East. Using its own experience in implementing effective safety programs as an owner/operator, DuPont Sustainable Solutions is in a unique position to help others in their journey to safety excellence. DSS has been operating in the region for over 10 years, and have successfully assisted companies with safety, operations and environmental challenges.
As accidents and injuries in the workplace have remained startlingly common in countries experiencing rapid industrialization, it is vital that companies improve safety performance by embracing safety as a core value. DuPont Sustainable Solutions is proud to facilitate progress towards the greater goal of reducing human suffering and societal cost related to injuries and accidents in the workplace.