On June 1st, FEIQUE (Spanish Federation of Chemical Industry Companies) presented at Madrid its annual Security Awards, which recognize the effort and resources that the companies from the chemical sector dedicate in the field of security at work.
The Awards were presented by María Dolores Limón, Director of the National Institute for Hygiene and Safety at Work (INSHT). In the same act was presented the Report on Accidents at work from the Chemical Industry 2015 together with a brief analysis of the situation of Spanish chemical companies in the field of safety and prevention of occupational risks.
The Awards are split into three categories. Brenntag’s plant at Jordi Camp (Granollers) was one of the winners of the Security Award to the production sites of the chemical industry with more than 50 employees which have obtained a “zero” accident frequency during 2015.
In the words of Frédéric Pierre, President of Brenntag South Europe: “this award is undoubtedly an incentive for further work of improving and strengthening the Safety Culture in our organisation, and at the same time makes our commitment visible to manufacturers in the chemical sector.”
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 530 locations in 74 countries. In 2015, the company, which has a global workforce of more than 14,000 employees, generated sales of EUR 10.3 billion (USD 11.5 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop- shop solutions to around 180,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.