For the third straight year, Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited has won the premier award for Excellent HSE Performance in the Manufacturing Sector (Large Company Category) from the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T).
Now in its eleventh year, the National Excellence in HSE Awards highlights local companies that continuously strive for HSE excellence in their operations. Winners were announced at a virtual Awards ceremony on Friday 29th October, the final day of AMCHAM T&T’s 25th Annual HSSE Conference.
To meet the criteria for the Excellent HSE Performance Award, Nestlé highlighted its occupational health and safety initiatives as well as recognised its environmental efforts and impact. On accepting the award on behalf of Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Regional SHE and General Services Manager, Daryle Sankar emphasised that, “Over the last couple of years Health and Safety has been front and center of all business operations, as the world continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. At Nestlé, we also remain very committed to our environmental initiatives. We have very ambitious short, medium and long term goals to fulfill and we’ve already started our journey, during which a key milestone has been achieving zero waste to landfill in 2020. This has been no easy feat, with the size and scale of our operations here at Nestlé.”
Acknowledging Nestlé’s third consecutive win, Head of Market, Josué De la Maza stated, “Everyone in our organisation contributes to HSE ; we all have a part to play. Our HSE Team really drives an HSE culture and mindset which is critical in the manufacturing industry, but our success is a collective effort. This award is a reflection of the discipline of our people and their personal commitment to HSE. This is just one of several HSE initiatives which will be rolled out over the next few years to consistently reduce Nestlé’s footprint while increasing the sustainability of its operations, supporting the growth of the circular economy and driving consumer engagement and behaviour change.”