Nuvoco’s Mejia Cement Plant wins SHE Award
Nuvoco‟s Mejia Cement Plant (MCP) was awarded the prestigious „Safety, Health and Environment‟ (SHE) Award under the large scale industry category by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Eastern Region. The team received the award recently during a conference organized by CII at Kolkata.
MCP was recognized for demonstrating highest standards towards Health, Safety and Environment in the plant. Auditors appreciated the Plant Management team for ensuring the plant is 100% Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliant, maintains excellent housekeeping and abundant greenery around the plant during the site visit. Additionally initiatives like leadership, empowerment of the plant team, engagement programmes with employees and contractor workmen at the plant site, internal systems and processes, and goals for Industrial Safety, Health and Environment were also implemented at MCP.
Simultaneously Nuvoco‟s Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) was also recognised with a Certificate of Appreciation towards their commitment for HSE.
Over 35 companies had participated from the Eastern Region. The jury comprised of renowned experts in the field of Industrial Safety, Occupational Health and Environment.
CII has been organizing the „Safety, Health & Environment‟ (SHE) Award to acknowledge the vision and commitment by the members towards environmental responsibility, concern for occupational health and safety of employees, and society.
Commenting on the win Mr. Amit Pidiha, Vice President, MCP said, “This is a proud moment for all of us at Nuvoco. Our company has a rich legacy of safety; based on one of our core values of care. It forms an integral part of the company and makes every effort to achieve a goal of ZERO harm and provide safe work conditions for all our employees, contractors and associates. This recognition represents the industry’s acknowledgement of our efforts. We will continue to pursue such initiatives in order to make our operations even safer. I would also like to thank the CII for providing an opportunity and motivating industries to share their best practices, which will go a long way in fostering awareness about industrial safety, health and environment responsibilities.”
Some of the nominees in this category were Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.; Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Garden Reach; Larsen & Toubro Limited, MMH, Paradip; Shapoorji Pallonji And Co Pvt. Ltd.; Tata Steel Ltd, Noamundi Iron Mine; Wipro Ltd., to name a few.