Social Responsibility


Our people

BW Offshore has continuous focus on its employees, organisation and the opportunities it can provide for the wider community. The Company is deeply aware of the importance of its people and their contribution to meeting operational and financial objectives. Ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees is BW Offshore’s greatest responsibility and reflected in the zero-harm principle.

Human Rights, Anti Discrimination and Fair Employment 

The BW Offshore Code of Ethics and Business Conduct represents the commitment to respect for the individual, upholding human rights and instituting fair and ethical employment practices. BW Offshore has established several human capital policies with routines and procedures aligned with ethical and compliant business practices, such as rules for transparent recruitment and provision of employment agreements establishing its personnel’s rights and entitlements.

The Company is committed that all persons shall be treated with dignity and respect and shall not be unreasonably interfered with in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. BW Offshore prohibits unlawful discrimination based on ethnic or national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, religion or disability. Inappropriate workplace conduct, such as harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.

BW Offshore supports the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards advised by the International Labour Organisation. Slavery, forced labour, child labour, torture and other violations of human rights are totally unacceptable.

Third-parties providing goods and services to BW Offshore are expected to comply with human rights and relevant employment practices and the Company performs due diligence to support the effort to ensure that the various supply chains operate in an ethical and responsible manner to prevent slavery, human trafficking, forced or child labour and any other violations of human rights and labour standards


BW Offshore believes that all incidents resulting in harm to people, the environment and to property can be prevented. Health, safety and security, together with environmental and quality commitments reflected in HSSEQ activities have the highest priority in all parts of the Group. HSSEQ is an integrated part of sustainable and responsible operations at BW Offshore. The Company’s ambition for protecting people and managing environmental impact goes beyond compliance to relevant rules and regulations. 

BW Offshore follows the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) guidelines for reporting marine incidents and uses reporting as a mechanism to analyse and continuously improve safety hazards. A Lost Time Injury (LTI) is an injury in the workplace which means the injured person is unable to resume their normal duties on the next or subsequent shifts. Total Recordable Injuries (TRI) are the sum of lost time injuries, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases. 



(Per million hours)

The graph ‘BW Offshore HSE statistics’ shows the rolling 12-month average per million exposure hours for all persons directly involved in the company’s activities for key elements it measured in 2018. The statistics include contractors working on BW Offshore units. 

HSE Statistics 2018
LTI 0.69
TRI 1.97

BW Offshore follows the oil companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) guidelines for reporting marine incidents:

Lost Time Injury (LTI): an injury in the workplace which means the injured person is unable to resume their normal duties on the next or subsequent shifts.

Total Recordable Injuries (TRI): the sum of lost time injuries, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases.

As a proactive measure, BW Offshore monitors the trend on High Risk Incidents (HRI) which are subjected to a formal incident investigation process.

High Risk Incidents (HRI): an incident that could result in a major accident (dropped objects, property damage, fire, etc.) 



BW Offshore is committed to prioritise HSE matters in all our operations and believe that all incidents resulting in harm to people, environment and property can be prevented. 

BW Offshore shall continuously improve its Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental performance and strive for as low as reasonably possible frequencies for:

  • Lost time injuries
  • High risk incidents
  • Spills to the environment
  • Unplanned emissions
  • Occupational illness cases  

In order to achieve these objectives, the company shall:

  • Register faithfully all incidents and near misses

  • Analyse root causes of incidents and reported near misses

  • Comply with the permit to work system

  • Implement campaigns and awareness sessions to change behaviour

  • Set annual goals for HSE performance, measure performance and report performance to all personnel

  • Promote stop and ask without consequences

  • Ensure compliance with standards and HSE regulations

Each division; Engineering, Projects and Fleet shall establish an annual HSE plan including goals, activities and responsibilities.

In addition, each division shall undertake safety stand down campaigns and other targeted actions resulting from incidents and other challenges.