Chemical Industry Awards 2015: Winners Announced
winners of the 2015 Chemical Industry Awards have been announced at a
celebration dinner held at The Newcastle Gateshead Hilton. The dinner was
held on Thursday 18 June.
Executive of the Chemical Industries Association Steve Elliott said;
“The 2015 Chemical Industry Awards celebrated the very best of our
industry and I believe the very best of business and workforce achievement
throughout the UK. All who entered have great stories to tell. Our winners
should be very proud of their outstanding achievements”.
2015 winners were:
Manufacturing & Resource Efficiency Award – Winner: LyondellBasell
are dedicated to a strategy called Everyday Excellence. Each person has an
unwavering commitment to safety perfection, reliability and environmental
stewardship. They have chosen continuous improvement over the status quo.
It is more than just a corporate strategy; it is a statement of dedication
to superior performance.
Young Ambassador Award – Winner: Lee Griffith, BASF, Bradford
Instrument Engineer Lee started his career at BASF as an apprentice. He
has represented the UK in the BASF Young People’s Forum, giving him a
great perspective of the industry. Lee is a keen STEM ambassador and an
active supporter of the site’s Kids Lab.
Lee is recognised for his drive, ambition and communication skills
as well as being a fantastic support to colleagues.
Bilfinger Industrial Services Engineering Excellence Award – Winner: GlaxoSmithKline, Montrose
the implementation of seventeen small-scale projects, GSK Montrose has
increased the capacity of its HIV/AIDS medicine plant by a factor of 6.
Simultaneously, the per tonne energy usage has reduced by 35%, process
losses are down by 26%, and cycle time has been reduced by 29%.
Great cross-discipline team work, small-scale targeted
de-bottleneck projects and innovative use of automation have exceeded all
Award Sponsored by Chemicals North West – Winner: Veolia, Ellesmere Port
2013 over 1000 Syrian civilians were killed by the indiscriminate use of
chemical weapons. With international shock and condemnation rife at this
horrific use of chemistry, news broke that the chemicals were bound for
Britain… for destruction within two-miles of a school and homes. Veolia
launched an outreach programme like no other and embarked on the biggest
reputation management story affecting the chemical industry in 2014.
Leadership Award Sponsored by Veolia – Winner, BASF, Cheadle Hulme
unique partnership between an environmental NGO (Allerton Recycling), an
Industry Stakeholder Group (The Pesticides Forum) and a global company
(BASF) has significantly reduced the raw materials used in packaging
manufacture. The newly-designed ECO-Pack is quicker and easier to use, all
parts of the pack and label can be cleaned and recycled in the same
category of waste, solving a major recycling problem for European
Standard Skills Award Sponsored by Cogent Skills – Winner: Lucite
International is a global leader in the manufacture of acrylic-based
products. The Cassel site is exceptionally proud of its approach to job
competence, career development and culture. This starts with a focus on
competencies and behaviours which underpin a safe and high performing
business leading to the acquisition of skills, knowledge and experience.
This combination relates to job competence from a technical, compliance,
functional and personal effectiveness perspective and creates a high
performing culture in all business areas.
Responsible Care Award for Process Safety Leadership Sponsored by Shell UK
– Winner LyondellBasell, Carrington
Carrington is an organisation where excellence from their assets, work
process and people align in an effort to achieve its ideal state of
performance: “goal zero”. And they make sure it applies to process
safety as much as to occupational safety. They don’t want any loss of
containment that could lead to a fire, explosion, exposure, or business
interruption, as well as any injury.
Innovation Award – Winner: Dow Chemical Company, Staines
launch of XENERGY ™ insulation is an exemplar of its dedication to
research and development and its mission to remain at the forefront of
delivering innovative solutions. XENERGT™ is a sustainable, market
driven scientific and technical innovation which as well as keeping homes
warmer, will ultimately benefit society by reducing climate change.
Leadership Award Sponsored by Johnson Matthey - Winner:
Huntsman Pigments and Additives, Greatham
Greatham, Huntsman take an holistic approach to health management and a
focus on continuous improvement through engaging their people.
This, together with full support from the highest level of
leadership, has, over time, delivered a culture which places the highest
value on the health and wellbeing of their people and their families.
They believe this demonstrates strong health leadership.
Responsible Care Award
– Winner: SI Group, Four Ashes
Group at Four Ashes has focused on improving management of both process
safety and behavioural safety to drive the site towards EHS Excellence.
Leadership, communication and worker involvement have been our key focus
areas and the whole site, employees, contractors and visitors have played
a part in our success by not only taking responsibility for their own
safety but by encouraging safe behaviours in others.
Company of the Year Sponsored by Bond Dickinson LLP – Winner:
evolution of the Polypropylene business over the past years has been
challenging. During this period at their Carrington site they have applied
a tireless individual and collective pursuit of everyday excellence in HSE
and manufacturing efficiency. Their latest and greatest achievement came
in April this year with a milestone of 2,000,000 work hours without any
recordable injury (more than five years).