General Motors India Halol Plant wins National Safety Award for third consecutive year

The National Safety Awards 2011 has been awarded to General Motors India based on a variety of safety programs and initiatives That GM has implemented at their Halol manufacturing plant. It’s their 3rd consecutive win and does uphold General Motors’ commitment and implementation of high safety standard in India.

The National Safety Awards is a government initiative that began in 1965 and recognizes safety performance of industrial establishments and initiatives towards safety promotion programs, and accident prevention. The Directorate General of the Factory Advice Service & Labour Institute (DGFASLI), the top institution for safety under the aegis of Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India presents the annual honor.

General Motors has been continually winning awards. In the past GM also bagged Quality Circle awards from Gujarat government, Energy Conservation awards from the Government of India, Three Leaves award from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) for green car manufacturing plant, and National Safety Awards instituted by the Government of India. From the GM stable, the Chevrolet Cruze, Captiva, Spark, Aveo, Aveo Uva, Beat,Optra,  and Tavera, have all won product quality awards in the Indian car market.

The GM Halol plant wins in the ‘Low Incident Rate’ and placed second in the ‘Highest Safe Manhours’ (Manufacturer of Motor Vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers) category. The Halol Plant has been rated at top for highest safety standards.

GM India Vice President, P.Balendran had this to say.  “The award being conferred on us for the third time in a row is a testimony for administering best industrial and safety practices at our manufacturing units and will also motivate us to further improve the benchmarks set by us on safety aspects.  We have maintained a continued focus on encouraging accident prevention and implementing safety procedures across all our processes and management and remain committed in providing the best working environment to our employees and promote a culture of sustainable and equitable development, while promoting optimum utilization of natural as well as human resources.”