Swire Pacific Offshore ("SPO") and The China Navigation Company ("CNCo") jointly produced A Seafarers' Guide to Understanding Diabetes in 2015 in partnership with NGO The Mission to Seafarers. The guide explains to seafarers the higher risk for them to develop Type 2 diabetes due to the lifestyle and working conditions on board vessels, the dangers of the disease and suggests practical lifestyle adjustments to minimise their risk of the disease. The guide was endorsed by the Diabetes Society of Singapore and has been distributed to SPO and CNCo's seafarers, as well as to over 50 shipping companies, benefitting the larger maritime community. Encouraging the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle will enable seafarers to benefit from longer, healthier lives to enjoy quality time with their families, and lower the turnover of trained, competent and experienced seafarers.
Health and safety
The health and safety of our staff and those with whom we work is critically important. We try to conduct our operations in a manner which safeguards the health and safety of our employees, those with whom we do business, visitors to our business premises and the communities in which we operate. We aim to continually improve our management of health and safety with a view to achieving zero harm.
Health and safety is an integral element of corporate risk management. We focus on the development of a safety culture through training, learning and transparent reporting. A number of our operating companies are conducting campaigns intended to raise awareness of health and safety issues and eventually lead to behavioural change.
Swire Oilfield Services ("SOS") has introduced 12 Golden Rules in April 2014 to support the company's global Health, Safety and the Environment ("HSE") Policy of "Zero Harm to People and the Environment". The Rules have been incorporated as the back bone to the global HSE team's awareness campaign. A list of key messaging tactics are developed to ensure that employees, visitors or suppliers are aware of the Rules and how they relate to the activities conducted throughout the nature of the business. Since the launch of the 12 Golden Rules, the overall rate and severity of accidents occurring has reduced to an all-time low for SOS. For more details, please click here.
At Kalari, there is a genuine commitment to creating a safe, healthy, and secure work environment. The company, as one of Australia's leading specialist bulk logistics provider, focuses strongly on driver training, maintaining a rigorous vehicle maintenance schedule and ensuring safe operations. Kalari also works with the community to educate people on how to act safely around heavy traffic through regular community safety events. Internally, the company holds annual safety summit which gathers geographically dispersed managers and supervisors to discuss safety issues and solutions, share and recognise best practices, and arrive at a united perspective of safety within the business. In 2015, Kalari will launch the Kalari Safety Leadership ("KSL") programme, an educational initiative designed to provide their driver teams with relevant safety background information and skills to perform in demanding environments.