Embracing our motto: “One safety culture for one Cheniere.”
At Cheniere, health and safety principles are ingrained in our behaviors and procedures. Safety for us is a core value, maintained by open communication between employees and leadership while encouraging individual accountability.
Leadership and executive oversight
Strong leadership underpins our safety culture. The executive safety committee, sponsored by our CEO, is a cross-functional group of employees who meet quarterly to review safety performance and company-wide health and safety strategic priorities. Our SVP of operations chairs the committee and maintains accountability for health and safety across the organization.
Our safety committees, made up of employee volunteers, are active at all company locations. These committees play a key role in fostering our safety culture. Members serve as safety ambassadors and set a positive example for the rest of our workforce. Our site-based Sabine Pass, Corpus Christi and pipeline safety committees meet frequently to evaluate safety opportunities and share lessons learned. At office locations, members raise awareness and educate employees on safety topics such as emergency preparedness and ergonomics. Safety committees listen to employee suggestions and collaborate to develop new ideas to improve company programs.
In 2019, we outperformed our enterprise-wide non-zero safety targets for Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) with both employees and contractors. We have established more aggressive safety targets for 2020 to drive continuous improvement. Our annual incentive program for all employees and executives is tied to safety performance. Our 2019 combined employee and contractor TRIR target was 0.43 and our LTIR target was 0.05.
We are proud to have achieved steady performance improvements in TRIR and LTIR since LNG exports first began in 2016. Over the past few years, management has implemented and refined programs to promote safety in the workplace and increase engagement and awareness, further strengthening our safety culture.