IRVING, TEXAS, November 13 /CNW/ - Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM)
announced today that SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., its marine transportation
affiliate in the U.S.A., and International Marine Transportation Limited
(IMT), its U.K.-based marine affiliate, have been awarded the prestigious 2007
Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
The Sword of Honour recognizes organizations that have implemented safety
systems that are among the best in the world. Only organizations that achieve
the maximum rating in the Council's Five Star Health and Safety Management
System Audit are eligible to apply. SeaRiver and IMT, both multi-year
recipients, were two of only 40 organizations selected this year worldwide.
In congratulating both organizations, Mr. Brian Nimick, Chief Executive
of the British Safety Council said, "Everyone winning a Sword of Honour this
year has demonstrated that in addition to ensuring extremely high standards of
Health and Safety in the workplace, they have also considered how their
business impacts on others. Being a winner of a Sword this year is an
exceptional achievement, something that everyone in your company can be proud
A message of congratulations to all recipients was also sent by Prime
Minister Gordon Brown who stated, "I send my congratulations to all of those
organisations being presented with a Sword of Honour by the British Safety
Council. These awards recognise the crucial success that these organisations
and their employees have achieved in their pursuit of excellence in the
management of health, safety and environmental matters."
"We are proud to again be recipients of the Sword of Honour. This
prestigious award provides recognition of the exceptional quality of our
people, the effectiveness of our processes and systems and our continuous
efforts to further improve our performance at SeaRiver and IMT," said Will
Jenkins, president of SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. and chairman of IMT.
IMT operates internationally trading tankers and provides third party
quality vetting services and technical marine services for ExxonMobil
affiliates from its headquarters based in Leatherhead, United Kingdom.
SeaRiver, headquartered in Houston, Texas, operates a fleet of U.S. flag
tankers. SeaRiver also provides commercial and third party quality vetting
services to ExxonMobil affiliates in North America, along with a wide range of
technical and commercial marine services.
For further information:
For further information: SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. Ray Botto, 713-656-2052
or ExxonMobil Media Relations UK David Eglinton, +44-1372-222261