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2011-06-24

LANXESS conducts HIV-AIDS awareness programme at its site in Jhagadia

  • LANXESS employees briefed about the different aspects related to HIV-AIDS

LANXESS, a global specialty chemicals company is spreading the message of being a responsible corporate citizen through activities along with customers as partners. The leading tyre manufacturer and a valued customer of LANXESS, Apollo Tyres has conducted a one day workshop on HIV and its related issues, at the manufacturing site of LANXESS in Jhagadia site.

The objective of this program was to create awareness about HIV/AIDS and its possible causes, prevention of the disease, mitigation of the impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace, care and support of workers infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and elimination of stigma and discrimination on the basis of real or perceived HIV status.

Overall 20 people from different departments attended this program. It was an interactive session and was well received by the workforce at LANXESS. Everyone appreciated that this session improved their understanding about HIV-AIDS.

“LANXESS in India has a strong relationship with Apollo Tyres and we are glad that we have conducted this programme for the benefit of the workforce at the site. Achieving a balanced development keeping in view the interests of ecology, economy and society is at the core of whatever we do at LANXESS and it is our privilege to partner with customers who believe in this too,” said Dr. Dattaprasad Talekar, Executive Director, LANXESS India and Head of Manufacturing site, Jhagadia.

“With our focus on sustainable development, we have laid a lot of emphasis on matters concerning the people and the environment. Health and safety of our workforce are accorded a high priority in our organization and this HIV awareness programme bears testimony to that belief. This was conducted to enhance recognition of this disease as a workplace issue and that it can affect the local community” added Amit Tandon, Head of business unit, Rubber Chemicals, LANXESS India.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by LANXESS AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.1 billion in 2010 and currently around 15,500 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.


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