Mangalore, March 24 : BASF site in Mangalore, India was named the second place winner of the “Safe Industry Award” in the medium-scale category of Industries in the State of Karnataka. The announcement coincided with the 43rd National Safety Day 2014 celebrations, held in Bellary, organized by the Karnataka State Safety Institute and the Department of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety & Health, Government of Karnataka.
Mr. NagarajaShambhat, Manager, Safety & Environment, received the award on behalf of BASF from Mr. M.B.Dayaberi, IAS Secretary to Government Labor Department in the presence of Mr. P.P.ParameswaraNaik, Hon’ble Minister for Labor, Government of Karnataka & District In charge Minister Bellary.
“Safety is top priority for BASF, across the globe. With our actions and initiatives we work towards developing and implementing safety concepts, which protect BASF employees, contractors and our neighbors. This award is testimony to our commitment to safety and excellence in manufacturing operations”, said Mr. P. P. Shetty, Site Director, BASFin Mangalore.
The award methodology included a detailed survey by the Directorate of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety& Health. An independent state-level committee was set up by the Directorate to evaluate the performance of large, medium and small scale factories in the areas of safety, health, welfare and corporate social responsibility. Five companies were shortlisted after which detailed evaluation was undertaken to choose the winners of the safety ward.