This guidance aims to identify the essential elements of corporate governance for process safety. It is complementary to the OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response and the OECD Guidance on Developing Safety Performance Indicators.
The publication is the result of a collaborative effort involving a large number of experts from many countries and organisations, in both the public and private sector. It is aimed at senior leaders within the chemical, petrochemical, petroleum and other high hazard industries.
A conference (PDF) to launch the development of this guidance was organised in June 2012. It brought together leading representatives from government and industry to explore how good leadership can drive improvements in process safety.
The goal was to affirm the need for commitment from the very highest level within organisations in order to fulfill these principles. This conference was an opportunity to exchange views on best practices and make a contribution to a more sustainable and safer industry.