Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, has become the first oil & gas company in the UK to be accredited to BS25999, the globally recognised Business Continuity Standard.
The Petrofac Engineering Services team based in Woking, UK, reviewed its business continuity capability during 2008 and established a revised strategy in partnership with ICM, a business continuity services provider. ICM provides work area and IT recovery services, and the new business continuity programme involves the provision of standby office space and technology for Petrofac’s core staff. These improvements enable Petrofac to continue delivering projects to customers on time, within budget and to the high quality standards required.
Mike Cannavina, senior vice president and general manager for Petrofac Engineering Services, Woking said: “The whole Woking workforce has embraced the business continuity culture and I am immensely proud that we have been awarded this accreditation. It is an excellent achievement and sets us apart from many of our competitors.”
Colin Gordon FBCI, Petrofac’s business continuity consultant commented: “Business continuity is vital to enable a business to carry on operating effectively under all circumstances, despite a crisis, disaster or emergency, and Petrofac is the first company in its industry sector to achieve BS25999. This is excellent news for the team in Woking and for the customers who depend on them.”