Safety at work

Koskenkorva factory wins the Starch Europe Safety Programme’s Year award

Oct 14, 2021

Since 2014, the Starch Europe Safety Programme has been rewarding best performing EU starch plants for their efforts in reducing workplace accidents. The programme is supported by European starch producers, whose goal is to continuously improve safety practices and build a safer working environment for their employees.

Today, Starch Europe announced that Anora’s Koskenkorva factory has been awarded the Year Award in the Safety Awards for the 2020-2021 period. The Year Award is awarded to plants that registered no employee lost workday cases involving days away from work for the calendar year, and no employee and no non-employee workplace fatalities for the calendar year. Safety is a top priority for Anora, and we have invested strongly in improving occupational safety and building our safety culture both within Anora as well as with our partners. Being recognised by awards such as this is a proud moment and proof that we are moving in the right direction.

All Starch Europe plants were successful in adapting their safety policies under the COVID-19 pandemic, as they all managed to maintain the production and supply of starch products from March 2020 onwards.

The data for assessing safety practices is collected by the Starch Europe secretariat from companies participating on a voluntary basis. The data collected also covers contractors intervening on production sites in the evaluation, to fully reflect the efforts to secure safe working conditions for every person operating on our sites. Altogether, 37 of the 71 starch plants in the EU represented by Starch Europe’s 28 member companies, participated in the safety award programme.

For more information, see the official press release from the Starch Europe Safety Programme.

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