BP Recognise ASCO Achievements in Georgia

The team at ASCO Georgia have been recognised by a senior figure within BP for the "amazing progress" they made in clearing up the Rustavi pipe yard, near Tbilisi. Jim Bruce (Country Manager), Levan Sakhvadze (Yard Controller - Rustavi) and David Shaburishvili (HSEQ Lead) were given a special mention by Philip Usherwood, BP's Chief Procurement Officer for the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey region after his day spent at the Rustavi pipe yard. 

Philip commented on the hard work undertaken by the ASCO team in Georgia:

"I want to commend Jim, Levan and David for the amazing progress they have made in clearing it up. From when I first visited in Apr 2017, it is transformed.

"I also want to point out that the Georgia team leads the way in our safety reporting – 6 of the top 10 people taking time to enter leading indicators into IRIS come from Geo. Imagine if we were all as focused on safety as that? Of course, I have to mention David Shaburishvili by name, as our leading contributor to IRIS by a huge margin, many thanks David, we can all learn from your leadership."

Earlier in the year, the ASCO Georgia team were awarded an Exemplary Reporting Award by the BP Safety Leadership Team. Safety practices, particularly around reporting were highlighted as exemplary and were publicised to the entire BP community in Georgia. 

Congratulations to the whole team in Georgia for achieving this recognition and contributing towards the improved HSEQ culture in Georgia.

Notes to editors: 

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