Chief Executive Officer Of Calabar-Based Unicem, Leading Cement Manufacturing Company, Mr. Olivier Lenoir Discloses His Company Has Attended Level 2 In Safety Ranking Out Of 3.
Edem Edem, Calabar
Managing Director of UniCem, a leading cement manufacturing company, Mr. Olivier Lenoir has disclosed that the company has attended level 2 in safety ranking out of 3. Mr. Lenoir said that the external health and safety auditors adjudged the company safety level 2 and noted, “in line with our commitment to do better; we are raising the bar in 2015 by charging ourselves and our contractors to attain the level 3 targets.” By being open, more committed and uncompromising as it relates to safety, the company dedicated the entire month of June to promote Health and Safety values.
According to the UniCem CEO, the company achieved the great milestones from 2011 till date due to the yearly improvement in safety in the company. “Our compliance rating has also continued to soar. We made an impressive progress last year with our rating reaching level 2 out of 3 based on the review of our rating from percentage to levels as adjudged by our external health and safety auditors” Speaking while declaring open the company safety week in Calabar over the weekend, the MD said “besides formulating policies and procedures, deliberate training programme and other initiatives are aimed at promoting safety and we have in the last three years (2011 and 2013) hosted what used to be called the ‘UniCem Health and Safety Week’ and in 2014 we launched the, Safety Month Campaign’ with the aim of reinforcing our commitment to safety as a value and deepening safety as a culture within the organization.”
”We have continued to see visible ownership and responsibility by all our line Managers and other employees on a very sustainable basis with increased care about their safety and that of others, demonstrating that Health and Safety is fast taking root in the company. Within this period, we will be carrying out a lot of activities that will impact Health and Safety, like Housekeeping (environment) and Contractor Management” the MD Stated .
This period, the MD explained will also be used to commemorate the ‘World Environment Day’ which was on the 5th June, 2015 in line with the company commitment to sustainable development. “Our aim is to consolidate on the gains we have made so far on health and safety by promoting openness, commitment and firmness among our employees, contractors and transporters by achieving our overall objective through synergy” Health and safety remains top priority among the company core values.
This is so because the company believes that the operational efficiency depends on how the staff and plant as well as working environment are. The safety week featured a 20 kilometer street walk from Mobile filling station by MCC through MCC, Marian through Zoo Garden where over 150 UniCem participated in aerobic exercise.