German specialty chemicals company Lanxess India has received multiple awards from the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), which it says recognises the organisation’s commitment and performance specifically in the areas of Environment and Human Resource Management under the ‘Large Companies’ category.
The company also won the Certificate of Merit for Best Compliant Company for two codes under Responsible Care - Process Safety Code and Distribution Code. Additionally, based on the Nicer Globe Initiative of ICC for Transportation Safety, two of the top three drivers who were engaged by Lanxess were awarded as the ‘Best Drivers’ for their disciplined performance towards road safety.
The specialty chemical firm says it has been annually bestowing awards to the top transporters and driver partners on safety performance. All the vehicles contracted with the company are GPS tracked and violations, if any, are recorded and corrective actions are taken including driver counselling by an external partner company - Hubert Ebner.
The Responsible Care Award by ICC recognises Lanxess India’s ongoing efforts in maintaining high process safety and distribution standards through effective site management. Only 64 out of nearly 40,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in India are Responsible Care Certified and Lanxess is one of them.
The awards were presented to all the winners on September 25, at the ICC Awards function held virtually in the presence of chief guest Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, IAS, Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, government of India and Purnendu Chatterjee, founder and chairman, Haldia Petrochemicals and The Chatterjee Group.
Commenting on the success, Neelanjan Banerjee, vice-chairman and MD, Lanxess India who has recently been appointed the vice-chair of the National Chemicals & Petrochemicals Committee of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for Fy2020–21 said: “This is an extremely proud moment for us as we have been continually striving to set newer benchmarks in the areas of business processes and efficiencies with special focus on environmental topics and safety. We are privileged and honoured that our efforts in these areas of have been acknowledged by ICC."