Creating value through re-use of equipment 

Following the acquisition of Lundin Energy, Aker BP was left with quite a lot of protective equipment that could no longer be used, for example due to aligning of standard products and oversupply. A decision was made to send this equipment to Helgeland Industrier, HIAS.

HIAS is a protected company that offers adapted work for people with mental or physical disabilities. 

HIAS provides a meaningful job, an inclusive environment and sense of belonging for people who might otherwise have missed out on having a career. 

Aker BP gave HIAS the assignment of removing the old logo and replacing it with a neutral patch. 

When the job is done, the protective suits and jackets will be donated to local vocational schools that provide training for mechanics, carpenters and other practical trades, along with other general protective gear. 

This was donated

14 pallets containing a mix of protective gear including jackets, pants, shoes, gloves, helmets and 1,300 protective suits.