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2020-12-16

LANXESS India bags the prestigious Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award 2020

Mumbai, 16 December, 2020: Specialty chemicals company LANXESS India has won the prestigious Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety (GPOHSA) award for the year 2020 for its commitment and significant achievements in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.

Protecting the health and safety of its employees and the community at large has always remained a top priority for LANXESS. Safe and secure operation of manufacturing plants in accordance with group guidelines and legal requirements is an important prerequisite for success of the organization. Leaders and employees across levels have been working together to ensure and continuously improve safety methods, behaviors and conditions to achieve the goal of ‘Zero accidents’.

Handling chemical substances and working with technical equipment fundamentally involve health and safety risks. Across the 33 countries where LANXESS operates, the organization systematically identifies these risks and the hazard potential - both for existing and new facilities and minimizes them by implementing defined preventive and protective measures. The company’s OHS management system is designed based on the legal requirements and best industrial practices.

The award was presented to LANXESS on Tuesday, 15th December in a virtual ceremony in the presence of Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India, Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS, Hon'ble Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Mr. Mark Millar FCCA, President ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), UK and other key dignitaries.

Commenting on the occasion, Neelanjan Banerjee, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, LANXESS India who has recently been appointed the Vice Chair of the National Chemicals & Petrochemicals Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for 2020 – 21 and also Head of the sub-committee on Safety and Sustainability at CII, said – “We at LANXESS India firmly believe that all work related injuries are preventable and our philosophy is that our employees and all our business partners and associates who we work with should go home healthy and safe. We are committed to managing our activities so as to avoid unnecessary or unacceptable risks to the health and safety of our employees and community at large and this award is a testament to our continuous and ongoing efforts. It is extremely encouraging to receive this award especially during the current challenging times. It inspires us to continue to keep on further strengthening our Occupational Health & Safety management system.”

About LANXESS:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019. The company currently has about 14,400 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.

Mumbai, 16 December, 2020

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