국립 환자안전기구가 운송, 석유, 가스 산업에 뿌리를 두고 있는 리스크관리 기관인 DNV를 활용하는 이유는? 아마도, NPSA가 리스크관리 전문지식 선정 면에서 차라리 특별하기 때문일 것입니다.
Staying competitive in a rapidly changing business environment places high demands on companies. The need to make organisational changes, enhance cost efficiency and meet new and increasingly strict laws and regulations are some of the challenges that companies have to address on a day-to-day basis.
With the establishment of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Europe is calling for companies to manage their greenhouse gas emissions, meaning that CO2 emissions shortly will have a direct impact on a company's financial performance.
In the winter of 2002/2003, temperatures fell to a ten year low in the Baltic Sea. These icy conditions, combined with increased tanker traffic, have raised concerns about environmental safety. Oil tankers operating in cold climates, in particular those serving Primosk terminal, create risk management challenges that are far more complex than those faced by tankers operating in warmer climates.
Emitting 80 million tons of greenhouse gas emission each year - the equivalent to almost twice Switzerland's total annual emission level - Lafarge, the French, multinational global cement producer, is clamping down its own activities to create a greener, cleaner environment.
Gaeelle Monteiller, senior vice-president for public affairs and the environment at the French cement manufacturer Lafarge, is very clear about the challenges facing the company once the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme is implemented.
이탈리아산 엑스트라 버진 올리브유 제조사인 Farchioni Olii SpA는 Farchioni 브랜드를 강화하기 위해 추적관리 및 품질 경영 시스템을 실행하고 있습니다. 크게 성장하고 있고 경쟁이 치열한 산업에서 Farchioni Olii SpA는 제품에 대한 고객의 확신을 얻는데 최선을 다하고 있습니다.
Expanding the world's third largest producer of liquefied petroleum gases is a complex and demanding process. Plant production must go forward as normal while the construction work, such as installation of new equipment, welding and tie-ins continues.
The processes required to mine precious metals dictate the management of a variety of major accident hazards. Consequently, the successful delivery of a robust and comprehensive risk management programme is a critical business performance indicator.
New projects need new technology. To stay a world-class oil and gas company, Statoil's executive vice president, technology, Terje Overvik actively encourages the spirit of innovation that has been a Norwegian tradition for centuries. Statoil's corporate technology strategy has been designed to ensure that Statoil achieves a 40 percent share of international production by 2012.
Windpower development is gaining momentum across Europe - both on land and at sea. Determined to establish a strong market position, a British company, Mayflower Energy, has built a special ship for installing wind turbines at sea.
China is beginning to flex its shipbuilding muscles. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC), the conglomerates in charge of most of the country's shipyards, plan to reach the summit of world shipbuilding by 2015 through shipyard modernisation and increased efficiency and rationalisation.
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The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) has recently taken delivery of the first VLCC vessels to be built in China. Chairman and managing director Mohammad Souri gives "thumbs up" to the Dalian New Shipyard, describing the vessels' quality and performance as "highly satisfactory and exceeding our expectations".
With about 40 ships ordered at Chinese yards, no other Western company has as much experience of building in this country as the UK's Graig Group.
During a recent visit to China, editors of some leading shipping publications got a closer look at China's dynamic shipbuilding market. Here are some of their remarks.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has presented the SOHO spacecraft team with the prestigious Laurels for Team Achievement Award. The award recognises both the outstanding achievements in designing and building the spacecraft, operating the mission, as well as the science it has performed.
Sweden's Stena Bulk has contracted with Hyundai for two 116,000-dwt ice-class tankers.
While the United Nations (UN) is chiefly recognized for its efforts to resolve conflicts and manage the distribution of international aid, representatives have also worked hard to establish international standards to avoid confusion between nations.
In the future, Italian restaurants have to fulfil defined standards to be able to call themselves "Italian". Strangely enough, up to now, there has been no form of protection or classification of "brand Italy" in the restaurant business.
In a further expansion of classification business, DNV is targeting maritime colleagues and seafarers
Are Chinese shipbuilders painted in an unfair light that allows shipowners to scramble all over them? Sure, the yards are desperate to increase both their repertoire as well as volumes and will naturally offer tempting incentives to build a new ship type, but are they going too far?