Cargill Kurkumbh Plant bags the prestigious Apex India Excellence Awards 2018 in Health & Safety and Energy Efficiency category


Anil Choudhari,Pune ,

In the recently hosted Apex India Excellence Awards 2018, Cargill’s Kurkumbh Plant was awarded two Gold Award under the Health & Safety and Energy Efficiency category. Organized by the Apex India Foundation with the aim to honor organizations and individuals who have contributed towards the betterment of society through their work, this award was a commemoration of the consistent efforts by Cargill to ensure the overall safety of their teams operating the plant is the top priority. The award was given by IOSH President Prof Vincent Ho and Retired Major General Shri P K Saighal, at a gala award ceremony held in New Delhi. Apart from being equipped with state-of-the-art technology and following stringent specifications and norms, Cargill’s Kurkumbh Plant maneuvers various exercises like consolidations of refinery, stable operations, reliability excellency programs for continuous improvement, suggestion box, SGA tool etc. to improve efficiencies in terms of energy and productivity of entire plant. Cargill is committed to deliver “Zero Harm” across their manufacturing location. To strengthen this journey, we have unique safety initiatives likes’ serious injury and fatality prevention program, people and process safety including HOP (Human and Organizational Performance) to eliminate human errors at work place.

 Commenting on the occasion Mr. Piyush Patnaik, Managing Director, Cargill’s oils business in India said, “Safety, in all aspects, is an intrinsic part of Cargill’s culture. Its embodied in the environment that we provide to all our employees and the way we function across all our locations. Adherence to excellent safety standards and norms is deep rooted in our DNA and we take our responsibility towards employees’ wellbeing, very seriously. Cargill receiving this award for our Kurkumbh edible oil plants is indeed an honor and reinforces our commitment to the ongoing efforts in this space.

About Cargill

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About Cargill in India

In India, Cargill started operations in 1987. It has businesses in refined oils, food ingredients, grain and oilseeds, cotton, animal nutrition, bio-industrial and trade structured finance. Cargill in India market leading consumer brands of edible oils such as Nature Fresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo Olive Oil, Rath and Sunflower brand of hydrogenated fats. It also markets wheat flour under the Nature Fresh brand name.The animal nutrition business of Cargill provides animal feed and premix and nutrition for aqua, dairy and poultry. It markets animal feed and premix under the brands such as Provimi, Purina, and EWOS. TheCargill’s grains and oilseeds crush business originates grains and oilseeds at 200 storage locations.Overall the company employs more than 3,500 employees working across offices and plants and a network of offices, warehouses and depots.