Safety Award Gujarat Receives Indian National Safety Award

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals (GACL) won India's prestigious National Safety Award. The jury of India's Ministry of Labour & Employment recognised the safety record of GACL's Dahej operations with this price, officials said.

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(Picture: GACL)
(Picture: GACL)

Mumbai/India – GACL was presented the National Safety Award at a presentation ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. M S Dagur - IAS, MD-GACL received this award on behalf of the company from Mallikarjun Kharge, the Indian Minister for Labour & Employment

GACL has won this prestigious award for the safety record of their Dahej Complex for the year 2009, officials stated. They were announced as First Runner up in the category of Manufacturer of Chemicals and Chemical Products (including Fertilizers) in November, 2011. The company had earlier received this award in 2007 for their operations at the Baroda Complex.

Innovation Since 1973

GACL was issued by the Government of Gujarat in 1973. Since initiation, diversification and innovation has been a key aspect for the company, speakers say. Today, the firm is the largest manufacturer of Caustic Soda and offers more than 26 products. The Company is also one of the top ranked manufacturers of Specialty Chemicals in India.

Every year, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India, invites applications from various industries for the prestigious National Level Safety Awards acknowledging the policies adopted by the company and maintaining accident free days during the year. This Award has been instituted by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment in 1965.

Safety, Health, Environment And Productivity.

The Award Schemes are operated by the Technical Wing of the Ministry, namely, the Directorate for General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Mumbai. The applications received for NSA are adjudged by a Tripartite Awards Committee constituted by Ministry of Labour & Employment, comprising of representative from Employers' Organizations, Employees' Organizations and Central/State Governments. Besides the Tripartite representation, there are experts in the Committee from renowned institutions, Universities and Industries in the field of Safety, Health, Environment & Productivity.