Bidco Africa wins two global awards for safety and healthy workplace.

Bidco Africa Group Director – Operations, Dr. Thiagarajan Vijayakumar (TVK), receiving the trophy on behalf of Bidco from the Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha (right) and Indian Member of Parliament RK Sinha (centre) during the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM) Security & Safety Excellence Awards 2017, held in New Delhi India last week.
Thika-Based Bidco Africa has bagged two International Safety Awards from the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), for its commitment to keeping its workers and workplace safe and healthy.

The company won the awards at IISSM’s 27th Annual Conclave, in New Delhi – India in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Manufacturer (FMCG) industrial sector category.

Bidco Africa’s Group Director of Operations – Dr. Thiagarajan Vijayakumar (TVK), expressed his delight at receiving the award.

“The awards are a powerful affirmation of our commitment to safety management and, by extension, to sustainable development. Bidco Africa has always placed great emphasis on health and safety and we pride ourselves on a solid track record of safe operations,” said Thiagarajan.

Thiagarajan noted that Bidco’s health and safety recognition was also as a result of a concerted effort between the company and its partners working with the company’s workforce to set the high standards.

“This award clearly demonstrates our commitment to managing Health and Safety in an appropriate and effective manner and the criteria set by IISSM, although challenging, shows the importance of ensuring the risk of injury and ill health in the workplace is properly controlled,” he said.

He added that promoting and maintaining the health and safety of its employees, contractors and other stakeholders including suppliers, customers and the public, was an essential element of Bidco’s corporate business principles pointing out that accountability for health and safety performance has been established through the manufacturer’s business planning, policies and scorecards.

“All Bidco employees are responsible for health and safety in the operations they manage and safety performance forms part of their scorecard. This has subsequently resulted in a strong safety culture that has effectively prevented accidents,” he said.

In their 27th year, the IISSM International Safety Awards seek to celebrate and promote the success of the winning organisations and their employees in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment. They are open to businesses, public and private sector bodies of all sizes and sectors from across the world.

The 2017 award winners demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.
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