Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) clinches the Leadership in Sustainability award at the 16th Annual Business Awards 2015 organised by the British Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

05 Oct 2015

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) won the prestigious award, Leadership in Sustainability at the 16th Annual Business Awards Presentation & Gala Dinner held on Thursday, 1 October 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Swire Pacific Offshore's General Manager, Sustainable Development, Simon Bennett (middle) with the award organisers.

Happy winners of the 16th Annual Business Awards 2015.

Representatives of Swire Pacific Offshore at the gala event.

The gala event was organised by the British Chamber of Commerce to give recognition to outstanding individuals and companies that have shown notable business excellence in various areas and was attended by more than 300 guests. Simon Bennett, SPO’s General Manager of Sustainable Development received the award trophy from His Excellency Scott Wightman, the British High Commissioner. This is the first time that SPO has won this award.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition for our ongoing Sustainable Development efforts. As a company, we are committed to enhancing our Sustainable Development impacts in our stakeholder communities and we work hard to ensure that our processes and practices are aligned to key sustainability principles, from environment and biodiversity, health & safety, through human rights to business ethics and community issues. This award is a great way to commemorate SPO’s 40th and Singapore 50th anniversaries this year,” said the General Manager, Sustainable Development of SPO, Simon Bennett.

“SPO’s sustainability efforts look at the potential to have a positive impact through the business operations itself. When a business begins to assess the ability to create a sustainable future beyond their philanthropic efforts, while it can be very challenging, it can also have a great impact,” said award judge, Ariel Muller, Director, Forum for the Future, Asia-Pacific.

In line with its vision, “Excellence in Marine Services”, SPO places strong emphasis on health and safety, the environment and sustainable development. In April, SPO won the Singapore Registry of Shipping (SRS) Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). SPO has also been nominated as of the finalists for three award categories in the upcoming Seatrade Maritime Asia Awards, namely Ship Owner/Operator Award, Environment Protection Award and Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

SPO is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited. Since its inception in 1975, the diversified marine services conglomerate has expanded beyond conventional anchor-handling and platform supply operations to include a wide range of marine services including salvage, seismic survey, oil spill response, windfarm installation, decommissioning and subsea/ROV support. Today, SPO owns and operates a diverse fleet of more than 90 offshore support vessels with offices across six continents and is well-equipped to provide high quality and reliable services to its clients.


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Dorothy Ng
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Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd
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Email: dorothy.ng@swire.com.sg

About Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO)
Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd is a marine services conglomerate and a leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry with a network that spans the globe. Operating for 40 years, SPO has become a trusted name in the oil and gas industry. SPO has operated in Singapore since 1975 and moved its headquarters there in 1992. SPO is a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited. In line with its vision, “Excellence in Marine Services”, strong emphasis is placed on health and safety, the environment and sustainable development. SPO and its subsidiaries operate vessels in every major oil exploration region outside of USA and have offices in Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, The Philippines, Russia, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates. For more details, visit http://www.swire.com.sg/