EFG wins environmental, health, safety award

EFG wins environmental, health, safety award
EFG is committed to a unique Carbon Management Programme.
Published: 14 May 2017 - 5:30 a.m.
By: Rajiv Ravindran Pillai

Emirates Float Glass (EFG), a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and an integrated float glass facility in the UAE, has won an award from the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) in recognition of its environmental, health, and safety standards in the industrial sector.

Ahmed Helal S. Al Blooshi, director general of IDB, handed over the award to Ghassan Mashal, general manager of EFG, at a special function recently.

Al Blooshi and other senior IDB officials also toured the EFG facility and appreciated the safety, environmental and healthy work practices at the plant.

Mashal said: “Emirates Float Glass is privileged to receive the special award from Industrial Development Bureau, which is a testimony of the company’s contribution and commitment to sustainable development. Since its inception, EFG has adopted green initiatives in the production processes and ensuring safe and healthy working environment to all employees.”

 

EFG is committed to a unique Carbon Management Programme since 2012 which covers all aspects of its manufacturing unit – be it the use of chemicals, disposal of industrial waste and air pollution levels, thus maintaining its balanced efforts to achieve sustainable development and upholding responsibilities towards all stakeholders.

The macro approach of EFG in occupational health and safety has contributed significantly to the company’s performance and the Loss Time Injury incident rate has been completely eliminated since the fourth quarter of 2012.

EFG is committed to prevent and minimise any adverse occupational health, safety and environmental impacts and risks arising from activities, products or services.

The EFG facility, equipped with machines from Europe, US and Japan, achieves 100% capacity utilisation, the highest benchmark for efficiency levels worldwide. The hi-tech manufacturing unit currently holds a production capacity of 600 tonnes of clear molten glass per day and over 190,000 tonnes of glass products per year.

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