9 December, 2021
Arch Wood Protection announced winner of the 2021 Responsible Care® Award
Govender (Site Head and Operations
Manager); Denise Conradie (Quality
Manager); Theshin Naicker (Export
Manager); Stephen Manikam (Process Safety
Engineering Manager) and JJ du Plessis
(Senior Regional Sales Manager).
- The Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) has
awarded the 2021 Responsible Care® Award to Arch
Wood Protection South Africa.
- The award
recognised the company as the best year-on-year performer in the Responsible Care® programmes for safety, health and
- The award further highlighted the company's site
safety record which has surpassed twenty-eight years without any loss of time due
to injuries or fatalities.
Port Shepstone, South Africa, 1 December 2021
Arxada, trading as Arch Wood Protection SA, has been awarded
the esteemed 2021 Responsible Care® Award
in recognition of the company's outstanding year-on-year performance in the CAIA Responsible Care® programmes for safety, health and
The award was presented to Arch Wood Protection at the Chemical and Allied Industries Association's (CAIA) 83rd Annual General Meeting, Responsible Care® Report
Launch and Responsible Care® Awards Ceremony, held on November 17, 2021. Out of
fifty-five noteworthy contenders, Arch Wood Protection exhibited the best
results when comparing the 2020 and 2021 KPI data submissions as well as the
contribution to CAIA working groups, the attendance of training workshops and
the company's process safety.
this award verifies the fact that commitment to safety is an inseparable part
of our company culture. Our site safety record has
surpassed twenty-eight years without any loss of time due to injuries or
fatalities and we are confidently on
track to complete our twenty-ninth year. To achieve this, safety was included
in other organisational programmes, such as plant improvement projects and the
Corporate Operational Excellence project, and in this way remained top of mind
for every colleague," said JJ du Plessis, the senior regional sales manager at
expressed his appreciation for the outstanding work carried out by CAIA to
promote the sustainability of the chemical industry through Responsible Care®.
CAIA for providing a programme that not only encourages and assists the
industry to raise its standards and win greater trust from the public, but also
motivates, acknowledges and rewards companies who go above and beyond. Despite
the unprecedented challenges faced in 2020, our operation manager and site
head, Kesun Govender, and our entire team continued to prioritise safety. The
time and resources invested into safety training programmes and improvement
projects has been instrumental in achieving a safety record that is worthy of
an award," said du Plessis.
Responsible Care® is the chemical
industry's own initiative. It is a unique, voluntary programme that is designed
to have a measurable impact on safety, health, environmental performance and
security through a rigorous system of checklists,
performance indicators and verification procedures. This enables the
industry to demonstrate how it has improved over the years and to develop policies
for further improvement.
Source: Arch Wood Protection