Sarawak Energy achieves zero penalty for all projects since 2018 through HSE initiatives

Sharbini (fourth left) presenting the CECA Gold Award to EPC Synergy Sdn Bhd while the others look on.

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, June 25: Sarawak Energy has achieved zero penalty or stop-work orders from environmental authorities for all project developments since 2018 through its health, safety and environment (HSE) initiatives.

Sarawak Energy Group chief executive officer (CEO) Datu Sharbini Suhaili pointed out that the utility company has also attained 53.1 per cent decrease in work-related accidents, 57.9 per cent decrease in Lost Time Injury between 2016 and 2021, including 100 per cent compliance with all relevant environmental regulations and legislation at its main power stations since 2020.

“This is the result of the positive partnership between Sarawak Energy and our contractors, best exemplified by their compliance with the Sarawak Energy Life-Saving Rules as well as other relevant environmental regulatory laws when operating our projects,” he said during Sarawak Energy’s Contractor HSE Excellence Award, held at local hotel, here yesterday (June 24).

These milestones, Sharbini emphasised, have been essential to progressing HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) excellence and a generative HSSE culture across the entire organisation that encourages everybody, regardless of their roles, to take ownership of HSSE matters within Sarawak Energy.

Going forward, he urged contractors to step up and uphold the high HSSE standards that they have kept up to this point as Sarawak Energy continues growing internationally.

“Exceptional HSSE performance provides Sarawak Energy with credibility to operate on the world stage,” he added.

The 11 CECA 2021 awards winners.

Meanwhile, Sharbini also congratulated the 11 Contractor Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Compliance Award (CECA) and 34 Contractor Transformation Programme (CTP) winners for 2021.

“I am pleased to see that past winners have maintained or improved upon their performance in previous years, achieving higher recognition this time around.

“However, there is still room for improvement. Sarawak Energy and our contractors must continue working together to enhance HSE management, scheduled waste management as well as erosion and sedimentation processes at our project sites,” he said. — DayakDaily

The 34 CTP 2021 award winners.