Gamesa India bags the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health & Safety
New Delhi, 2nd July, 2012: Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of Gamesa – World leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, has been awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for the year 2012.
The Golden Peacock Award is being organised as a part of the 14th World Congress on Environment Management, will be presented at a ceremony scheduled in New Delhi on 8th July, 2012. Imminent personalities like Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble P. Chidambaram, Union Home Minister, Govt of India, Hon’ble (Smt) Ambika Soni , Union Minister for I &B , Govt of India, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and other dignitaries will be attending the two day event. Mr. Subodh Kant Sahay, Union Cabinet Minister for Tourism, will be the chief guest at the awards distribution ceremony.
On being bestowed with the award, Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman & Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbine Pvt. Ltd. said; “We are happy to have received this recognition. We believe that safe & guarded working environment should not be concentrated at the senior employees of an organization, but to those who are actually interacting with the machinery on the day-to-day basis. Be it physical hazards or psycho-socio hazards, we have laid immense focus to make working environment safe & friendly for our employees. I thank the jury for acknowledging our efforts.”
Gamesa gives paramount importance to the safety of its employees, which has enabled the company to receive this award. The company believes that the essence of Risk Management is to avoid high risk, manage medium Risk & live with low risk. Occupational health and safety is a value inculcated in each and every employee of the company with Safety First concept followed in every routine & non-routine activity making Zero Accident conditions everybody’s responsibility. These initiatives at Gamesa have also facilitated the company to earn certifications like OHSAS-18001, ISO-9001 & ISO-14001.
Mr. M C Mallikarjune Gowda, General Manager-HSE Department, Gamesa, said, “The coveted Golden Peacock award will stimulate GAMESA India to do better and help us to sustain an effective safety culture in all our business activities in India.”
Gamesa Wind Turbine Pvt. Limited, amongst other nominees was chosen by an expert assessment team comprising of Environment and Safety under the Chairmanship of Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India. Each application was reviewed by three assessors independently on an exhaustive set of parameters.
With more than 18 years' experience, Gamesa is a global leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, with 24,000 MW installed in 35 countries in four continents and 16,300 MW under maintenance.
The company has 30 production facilities in Europe, the US, China, India and Brazil and 8,000 employees worldwide.
Gamesa is also a world leader in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed over 4,100 MW and having a portfolio of more than 22,600 MW in Europe, America and Asia.