people · 4/20/2023

Neste rewards several contractors with Contractor Safety Award

Neste Corporation, News, 20 April 2023

With the Contractor Safety Award, Neste wants to thank contractors for their very good safety commitment and performance and to motivate them to continuously improve safety in collaboration with Neste. This year, the Contractor Safety Award was granted to several contractors that were selected by Neste’s local organizations globally.

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Neste. We all – including our employees and our contractors – have a right to return home safe each and every day. 

“Contractors are an integral part of the Neste safe value chain. The professionalism and quality of work of contractors is often a key factor directly affecting not only personal safety but also process safety, safety in the logistics operations and thereby business performance. Therefore we are actively working together with our contractors towards “No Harm. Together”. We also want to award the best performances and show that Neste cares about our contractors well-being, engagement and motivation,” says Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and HSSEQ.

One of the awardees is Marius Grockis who is acting as the Head of Quality in Baltic Ground Services in Lithuania. He sees safety as a continuous improvement and has come up with major development ideas. Marius was awarded for his latest idea to minimize fire hazard in the metal filling boxes at the Neste station network in Finland and the Baltics. “I am very pleased to receive the Contractor Safety Award of Neste as it embodies my special attention to service quality, details and extra steps taken. Moreover, knowing that my idea will be implemented throughout the whole station network makes me even more happy and proves that my favourite statement, Safety First, is not just empty words. This surprise gives me extra motivation to keep going. I’m glad to have the opportunity to collaborate with such a safety oriented company,” says Grockis.

Another awardee comes from Neste’s refinery in Singapore where maintenance contractor Rotary Engineering was awarded for having reached safety record from 2020 to 2022. Michael Ahti, Manager, Maintenance, tells us: “Rotary has been very active in participating in the monthly safety discussions, safety walkabouts as well as having regular sessions on lessons learned and sharing good safety practices. Rotary has strictly followed the maintenance and operations processes of Neste, putting emphasis on forward planning and minimizing ad hoc tasks which usually are the main reasons for safety incidents due to the lack of preparation.” 

Other Contractor Safety Award winning companies and teams include DHL Supply Chain, Speweld and Lassila & Tikanoja in Finland and several individuals working for Neste’s contractors at our Rotterdam refinery in the Netherlands.

“Our warm congratulations and sincere thanks to all Contractor Safety Award winners! By working closely together and with good and continuous collaboration between Neste and our contractors, we can achieve our safety target of “No harm. Together”,” concludes Hannele Jakosuo-Jansson.

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Neste in brief

Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2022, Neste's revenue stood at EUR 25.7 billion. Read more: