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Kevin Furniss | President of the Board
Kevin Furniss is Vice President, Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment for AP Moller-Maersk Group, operating under the brand APM Terminals. He has over 30 years of experience in helping organisations around the world deliver cultural change in health and safety, become more sustainable, and manage their reputational risks.
A Graduate of Nottingham University, Kevin’s career has seen him work across many different industry sectors with some of the world’s best known brands, including BMW, Ford Motor Company and Vodafone. Kevin was a key strategic member of the leadership team that delivered the £9b construction program on behalf of the UK Government for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A globally respected professional in risk management, Kevin is a regular columnist for two professional journals on health and safety. He co-authored the award-winning Institute of Civil Engineers research paper ‘Delivering London 2012: Health and Safety’. This led to him receiving international recognition for his contribution to raising health and safety standards within the construction industry.
Describe why you or your organisation wants to belong to Fleet Forum?
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated transport and logistics company employing roughly 88.000 employees in 130 countries. We’re also a core member of the Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) providing pro bono support the humanitarian sector during emergency response to large-scale natural disasters. Transporting containers by sea and by road is our business and the building blocks of global trade, connecting producers and consumers across continents.
We want everyone who connects with Maersk to be safe. We want our employees, contractors and fleet drivers to be out of harm’s way at work, and their families to trust that we’ll bring them home – every day. And we want our customers, partners and the communities we operate in to be confident that keeping lives and assets free from risk is important to us, no matter where in the world they are
It’s central to how we do business. It’s part of our values, not merely a priority and being an active member of Fleet Forum helps us achieve this.