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Teijin Automotive Technologies recognizes eight facilities for excellence in environmental, health & safety practices

by Minden Press-Herald

Teijin Automotive Technologies today announced the winners of its eighth annual Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Awards program. The 2023 winners are:

  • EH&S Sustainability Awards
  • Lenoir, North Carolina (5-time winner)
  • Sarepta, Louisiana (4-time winner)
  • Tijuana, Baja California, México (4-time winner)
  • Manchester, Michigan (First-time winner)
  • Leca do Balio, Portugal (First-time winner)
  • Most Improved EH&S Program, small facility – Grabill, Indiana
  • Most Improved EH&S Program, large facility – Huntington, Indiana
  • Best EH&S Program, large facility – Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Teijin Automotive Technologies’ EH&S Awards Program is a behavioral-based recognition program that acknowledges facilities for their commitment and contributions to employee safety, the environment, the communities in which they operate, and overall EH&S program excellence. The winning facilities were selected from Teijin Automotive Technologies’ 19 global manufacturing locations. Winners are selected based on the following criteria:

EH&S Sustainability Award – This is the top award, given only to facilities that achieve and sustain world-class EH&S practices and results for a minimum of three consecutive years. These facilities exemplify Teijin Automotive’s values by focusing on reducing environmental impact and protecting the health and safety of employees. Facilities earning this award have achieved and sustained excellence through the integration of EH&S management into business operations. 

Best EH&S Program Award – Presented in both large (200+ employees) and small (fewer than 200 employees) facility categories, this award recognizes plants that have successfully embedded EH&S as a core value, integrating it into every aspect of work, and demonstrating a commitment to worker safety and continuous performance improvement.

Most Improved EH&S Program Award – Also presented in both large and small facility categories to facilities that exemplify significant improvement in EH&S performance year-over-year.

To be eligible for any of the award categories, nominated programs must demonstrate:

· Reduction in workplace hazards

· Increase in near miss reporting

· No significant injuries

· Exceptional audit performance

· Implementation of job safety improvements

· No chemical spills or releases to the environment

· No enforcement actions during the year to the time of the award announcement

“Safety is our number one priority at Teijin Automotive,” said Dina Graham, vice president, Environmental Legal Affairs, Health, Safety and Sustainability. “This program recognizes those facilities that fully integrate EH&S processes into the business management system and culture.  The winning facilities demonstrated excellence in environmental, health and safety with high near miss reporting, outstanding audit performance, monthly Safety Committee participation and an overall adherence to safety rules. Congratulations to all for their significant safety achievements.”

“Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero injuries across the board, because there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our employees,” said CEO Chris Twining. “Any workplace injury to an employee is one too many. We will continue to set the bar high, continually improve our safety and environmental practices, and achieve a workplace where no one gets hurt.”

The winning facilities were recognized at the company’s annual EH&S conference held in late June.

About Teijin Automotive Technologies

Teijin Automotive Technologies specializes in the development and production of advanced composite components – including carbon and glass fiber – for the global automotive and transportation industries and is an integral part of the Teijin Group of companies. The company is a worldwide leader in composite formulations with a focus on providing automakers with lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, Teijin Automotive Technologies has 26 operations in 7 countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For more information visit Teijinautomotive.com.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group with two core businesses: high-performance materials and healthcare solutions. Established in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer, Teijin today comprises some 170 companies employing 20,000 people in 20 countries. Through “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin relentlessly strives to be a company that supports the society of the future by protecting the global environment and addressing the needs of people and communities. Teijin posted consolidated sales of

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