Mumbai : Cairn India, Asia’s fastest growing E&P Company and one of India’s leading upstream oil & gas company has been awarded the FICCI Safety Excellence award for Manufacturing 2012 for its Ravva oil & gas field in Andhra Pradesh.

Cairn India bagged the Platinum award (1st prize) under the ‘large size category’ for exhibiting exemplary and high safety standards in its PKGM-1 block (Ravva field). The selection was based on safety management system, procedure and practice, amongst other parameters. The ‘Safety Awards’ were presented for achieving ‘exceptional safety performance’ during the year.

As a part of the evaluation process, a thorough audit of compliance of Health & Safety Standards by a distinguished panel was undertaken at Cairn India’s Ravva oil & gas fields. The safety systems, procedures, practices and employee participation of the companies was evaluated by an eminent panel of jury which included Dr. R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India; Sompal, Former Minister of Agriculture and Member, Planning Commission among  others.

The FICCI Safety Excellence Awards was initiated during 2011 to recognise organizations with robust safety systems and practices in the manufacturing sector.

Elango P CEO and Director Strategy Cairn India said: “Safety is integral to Cairn India’s business and we are delighted to have won the Platinum Award for FICCI Safety Excellence Award. This recognition is a testimony of Cairn India’s safety culture and further strengthens commitment towards our employees and contractors, who work closely with us.

The Ravva terminal operates to internationally recognised Health, Safety and Environmental standards and is certified to ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001. According to OGP benchmarking reports, in the past three years, Cairn India’s HSE has achieved top quartile performance in global oil and gas industry.”

Cairn India’s Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) philosophy is based on commitment to protect its people, assets and the environment.

Over the years, Cairn India has implemented numerous best practices in safety standards; Cairn Incident Management Systems, Asset Integrity Management,   heat stress management, road safety for staff and community.

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