Danfoss India’s Oragadam facility accomplished a safety milestone of 3000 LTI (Loss Time Injury) free days. It amounts to more than 25-million-man hours of safe operations over 8.5 years since the factory’s commissioning in the year 2014 as a greenfield facility. The event was attended by CMK Raj–Director Gen. of Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes, GOI (Retd.), Veeraraghavan Janakiraman, Head of EHS, Southern Railways, Purushothaman Venugopal, Regional Head of EHS, Blue Star, G Subhash, GM- ZF SHE, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President- Danfoss India, Danfoss India leadership, other dignitaries, and employees.
At the heart of safe workplace culture is Danfoss’ “Safety First” program, a systematic approach that enhances the focus on safety for all Danfoss employees, visitors, and all other people working within or for Danfoss. Danfoss India has deployed multiple safety best practices including sharing day-to- day safety observations, creation of experience center, periodic trainings, monthly reviews, and safety focussed campaigns etc. to raise awareness of safety amongst all the employees.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravichandran Purushothaman, President- Danfoss India Region said, “We at Danfoss India believe that a safe workplace is a happy workplace. Safety comes first in everything we do. The 3000 LTI free man days milestone is a manifestation of years of conscious efforts and well- managed safety practices at the workplace. This success is due to the joint commitment of both the leadership and the entire workforce. We look forward to continue this safety journey and attain new safety milestones in the years to come.”
Danfoss Chennai campus is spread overs 50-acres and is IMS accredited (14001:2015& 45001:2018) facility. In line with the company’s vision of going carbon neutral across all its global campuses by 2030, especially in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, the facility has clear action plan in place for energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprints. This LEED platinum rated manufacturing campus has achieved an average 12K+ tons of Co2 reduction per annum in the last 2 years alone through various sustainability measures like 12.5 MW Solar power plant, 275 KW/ Hr Energy storage system, dependency on renewables, 3600 KL Rainwater harvesting pond, loT based Water monitoring and consumption, Zero liquid discharge, 10K+ trees on campus especially through Miyawaki forest, use of Danfoss’ own Energy efficiency products and solutions amongst many others.
“The safety culture is very much ingrained in the Danfoss’ DNA exemplified by our employees, especially in Supply Chain and Operations is inspirational. It is an affirmation of Danfoss’ commitment to safety for all our internal and external stakeholders”, said Muralidhar V S, Head of Global Services, Asia Pacific& India. We congratulate and thank each and one for their whole-hearted contribution and commitment to Danfoss safety, which has made this achievement possible,” he added.
Recently Danfoss India EHS Team was recognized with the “Occupational Health & Safety Excellence Award 2022” in the Gold Category by the Safety Engineers Association (SEA). The team now aspires to work towards an ambitious 5000 LTI free man-days milestone.