Piramal Enterprises bags rating from British Safety Council

Piramal Enterprises has achieved the British Safety Council (BSC) Five-Star Safety Award for the Digwal pharma solutions’ site, near Hyderabad. Piramal is the only Indian pharmaceutical company this year to achieve the rating. This award recognises the company’s adherence to world class safety and compliance with the best industry practices worldwide.

Commenting on the appreciation, Vijay Shah, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Piramal Enterprises said, “At Piramal, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) is embedded in our very philosophy of business. The Digwal site underwent a stringent four-day audit from August 12-16, 2013 led by a delegate from British Safety Council (BSC), UK. I am happy to note that the audit results declared on September 10, 2013 scored Digwal site at a commendable 94.58 per cent The award is highly reputed and is awarded in recognition of world class safety practices. We are the only Indian pharma company this year to have received this prestigious award.”

The British Safety Council audit is an internationally recognised system, used by leading organisations worldwide to benchmark their health, safety and environment (HSE) management systems against the best practices. The five-star audit concentrates on five sections. They are safety organisation, management control system, fire control systems, measurement and control systems and workplace implementation. Piramal’s high score credits the site with a five-star rating (Grading of 92-100 per cent), which is a world-class benchmark standard.”

Among many other areas of strength in Piramal’s safety management systems, the BSC auditor commended the management’s commitment and efforts to achieve excellence in occupational health and safety.

EP News BureauMumbai

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