Gunvor Creates New Position to Focus on Safety, Health and Environment

Gunvor Creates New Position to Focus on Safety, Health and Environment  Group SHE Manager will oversee sustainability for multi-billion dollar industrial asset portfolio  GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 --   To strengthen its commitment to safety, health, the environment and the communities in which it operates worldwide, Gunvor Group welcomes Benjamin Winterton as Group SHE Manager. The Group SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) Manager is a newly created position for Gunvor, which seeks to ensure its expanding asset portfolio is integrated effectively and managed to the highest standards.  Winterton joins from Glencore plc, where he served in risk and internal audit. He has considerable experience developing corporate programs for sustainability (safety, health, environment and communities) and enterprise risk management-at Glencore, as well as with Petroplus Marketing AG and for KPMG, where he worked with a range of industrial clients. Winterton has also served as an environmental policy adviser for the UK government.  "While Gunvor remains a trader at heart, the strategic investments we've made in energy infrastructure-refineries, pipelines, storage, terminals, mining and upstream-entail a new level of responsibility, to our employees, the communities in which we work, and the environment in general," said Jerome Schurink, Gunvor's Chief Investment & Operating Officer. "Ben will be an integral part of our team as we uphold our place as a good corporate citizen."  In the last several years, Gunvor has invested considerably in assets that complement its core trading function, including the construction of greenfield projects, the acquisition of wholly-owned assets, and strategic investments worldwide. The company now maintains in excess of US $2 billion in industrial assets throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.  About Gunvor Group  Gunvor Group is one of the world's largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy, metals and bulk materials from where they are sourced and stored to where they are demanded most. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure-refineries, pipelines, storage, terminals, mining and upstream-Gunvor further generates sustainable value across the global supply chain for its customers. More information can be found at or @Gunvor.  Contacts: Seth Thomas Pietras Corporate Affairs Director +41 79 870 6290    
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