Social Responsibility


Being a non-discriminating and fair employer

BW Offshore focuses on its employees and 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 wellbeing of its employees is BW Offshore’s greatest responsibility and is reflected in its zero harm principle. Therefore, all processes seek to leverage human performance and a strong culture of care, and are in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal #8 regarding decent work and economic growth.

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 to treating all persons with dignity and respect in the conducting of their duties and responsibilities. BW Offshore prohibits unlawful discrimination based on ethnic or national origin (including protection for indigenous peoples), age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, religion or disability. Inappropriate workplace conduct, such as harassment, violence 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 monitors Process Safety, Occupational Safety, Environmental and Asset Integrity, that are leading indicators to anticipate future performance issues and take proactive action to improve. The Company follows the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) guidelines for incident reporting, thus allowing for benchmarking with the wider industry.


(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 2019
LTI 0.48
TRI 1.45
HPI 0.78

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

  • Lost Time Injury (LTI): A Lost Time Injury (LTI) is an injury in the workplace that means the injured person is unable to resume normal duties in their next shift or subsequent shifts.
  • Total Recordable Injuries (TRI): Total Recordable Injuries (TRI) are the sum of lost time injuries, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases.
  • High Risk Incidents (HRI): A High Potential Incident (HPI) is an incident not causing harm or damage but that, under slightly different circumstances, could have realistically resulted in one or more fatalities or major damage.

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