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API Energy Excellence initiative strengthens industry’s commitment to safety and sustainability

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The American Petroleum Institute’s new API Energy Excellence initiative renews and strengthens industry’s pledge to operate responsibly and professionally by establishing benchmarks for safety, security and environmental protection that every API member will be expected to achieve.

Under the initiative, API member companies commit to apply safety standards, implement workforce training programmes and participate in performance-improving efforts.

While API members have been using standards and safety management programmes for decades, API Energy Excellence codifies expectations for safety, health and environmental protection across the industry.

Under API Energy Excellence, member companies will implement disciplined systems and practices, share best practices, deploy state-of-the-art technologies and transparently report progress over time.

Specifically, API Energy Excellence details 13 core elements on performance, emphasising protecting company employees, the environment and the communities that host operations. Committing to the core elements also involves investing in new technologies and practices, developing a resilient and highly-skilled workforce, enhancing engagement with local communities, continually improving operational performance and building a culture of safety and sustainability based on transparency and ongoing learning.

API Energy Excellence will advance accountability by requiring member companies to report progress in implementing the 13 core elements, showcasing their measurable and meaningful action.

API Energy Excellence is an important step toward a more sustainable future for the entire industry. For the past 100 years, API has developed standards to enhance safety and environmental performance across industry operations and in the use of petroleum by consumers. API Energy Excellence builds on this rich history of driving excellence in the industry.

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