13 September 2019

Safety hearts, minds and hands

Written by Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson
Published in under Sustainability, People

Safety at Neste

Today, Friday the 13th, we at Neste want to stop to think about safety. Let us share what we have learned.

Safety is of high strategic importance to every company. It is crucial from a human perspective, but also for protecting the environment and property, enhancing operational efficiency and information security, and finally, building the company's reputation. 

Safety is also about business continuation. Reaching excellence in safety will bring better reliability, quality, and performance through fewer upsets.

People are in the key role in building safe operations at Neste. This goes for both Neste personnel and all our partners. We all are in the driving seat in developing the safety culture at Neste and our ability to manage risks. Our leadership philosophy - which is based on driving clarity, supporting growth and empowering renewal - make us all accountable safety leaders, on all levels. 

Building a strong safety culture calls for the safety hearts, minds and hands of each and everyone of us. The key to minimizing and preventing safety risks is in the decisions that we make every day. It is far too easy to slip into thinking that safety relies on somebody else’s action, somewhere else, at another time. Safety must start with you and me, right here, right now. We can prevent all harm. 

Why we are thinking about safety especially today is because it’s our global Safe Day at Neste. All our units and people in various countries and continents are encouraged to pay special attention to safety, and to start making their renewed safety commitments. After many good improvement years in safety figures we want to take the next positive leap in safety at Neste. Together.

Why? Because we care. It’s the small things that safety starts with. It’s the big things that make us care.

Happy Safe Day to you all!

Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson
Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Procurement and Safety, Neste