Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has won a prestigious accolade in partnership with Shell in helping to remove workplace barriers.

At the Offshore Achievement Awards, Survitec and Shell scooped the award for diversity and inclusion, recognising a joint effort in removing barriers, improving the working experience for colleagues and building an inclusive culture.

The award resulted from a project initiated by the findings of a Shell colleague survey about the offshore immersion suit experience.

The findings revealed an increasing number of male and female crew having to change immersion suits multiple times pre-flight. As a result, this could cause flight delays, embarrassment, and possibly having an ill-fitted immersion suit.

Based on the feedback provided, Survitec took immediate steps to adjust the immersion suit rental fleet by increasing the sizing availability by 30%.

Accepting the award in Aberdeen, UK, Survitec’s Shell Account Manager Richard Gordon commented: “We have an uncompromising focus on safety, quality and compliance. By listening to the feedback from the offshore workforce at Shell, we were able to offer an increased range and versatility of sizing achieved through the modular design of immersion suit seals to ensure correct fit first time, every time.”

Susannah Stott, Integration Analyst for Low Carbon Fuels and Balance Committee Member at Shell said: “The Offshore Achievement Awards recognise outstanding achievements in the energy industry and showcase the importance of individuals and all the ways they contribute to our industry, and our businesses success. We are so delighted to hear the work of our Balance (gender parity) committee and Survitec is being recognised! This work is truly industry changing and sets a clear marker that the ideas of just a few can revolutionise the way we work, removing barriers and creating a more inclusive offshore world for years to come.”

 “As a trusted partner to Shell, I am delighted we have been recognised for our commitment to improving the offshore passenger experience. The changes we have made are now available for all our offshore customers, benefitting the entire industry. Working with our customers has helped us develop products that meet their needs now and in the future.” Added Robert Kledal, Survitec CEO.

Together, Shell and Survitec win the Offshore Achievement Award for their exceptional work and outstanding achievement in promoting diversity and inclusion in the offshore energy industry. Featuring Susannah Stott (Shell), Richard Gordon (Survitec) and Callum Thomson (Shell).

About Survitec

Survitec is a global Survival Technology leader to the maritime, defence & government, aerospace and energy sectors. Survitec has over 3,000 employees worldwide, covering 11 manufacturing facilities and over 400 service centres. They operate in over 2,000 ports, spanning 96 countries. Survitec are the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of liferaft, Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) and offshore rental PPE. They are a leading supplier of fire solutions to the maritime industry and hold a market leading position for Pilot Flight Equipment in the aerospace & defence market. The Survitec team live by their purpose “We Exist to Protect Lives”. Throughout its 168-year history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.

About Shell

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with more than 80,000 employees in more than 70 countries. They use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.