Lafarge receives FICCI Safety Excellence Award
Lafarge India has been awarded the first FICCI Safety Excellence Award for Manufacturing. Shri Mallikarjun M Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for Labour and Employment, Govt of India presented the award to Mr. Uday Khanna, CEO & Managing Director-Lafarge India. Lafarge India bagged the Platinum Award (1st Prize) in the large scale manufacturing units category. Lafarge India was selected from over 200 companies who participated in the evaluation. A thorough audit of compliance of Health & Safety Standards by a distinguished panel was undertaken at Lafarge India’s Sonadih Cement Plant. The Sonadih plant offered potent glimpses of how implementation and practice of Health & Safety parameters like WAH (Working at Height), PPE (Personal Protective equipments) usage, Energy Isolation, LOTOTO (Lock Out, Tag Out, Try Out) and Transportation Safety by Lafarge India has lead to continuous improvement in performance.
At Lafarge India Health & Safety is of topmost priority. The company has undertaken various initiatives over the years to create a safety culture among its employees and all stakeholders. The month of June every year is celebrated as a Health & Safety month across all Lafarge sites globally and in India to help exchange learnings and processes and engage people towards creating greater awareness for health & safety. Due to its stringent policies and procedures, Lafarge India has been able to clock 42 million man hours without any major incident or accident.
Uday Khanna, CEO and Managing Director- Lafarge India says “We are delighted to have won the Platinum Award (1st Prize) for FICCI Safety Excellence Award. This is a very positive development and represents the industry’s acknowledgement of the Health & Safety initiatives being undertaken by Lafarge India across all its plants. Lafarge places the stakeholders at the heart of its concerns. We sincerely hope that these initiatives will contribute in achieving “zero fatal accident” rate and “zero work related illness” rate so that Lafarge can have one of the best health and safety records among global industrial groups.”