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Illinois American Water’s Sterling District Celebrates Four Years of Safety Excellence

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 gennaio 2020

Illinois American Water’s Sterling District is celebrating four years without experiencing any lost-time accidents. According to Operations Superintendent Charlotte Dunne, the Sterling District’s excellent safety record is a result of daily focus and commitment.
Illinois American Water employees work around the clock to provide critical water service to homes and businesses. To provide these critical services for public health, fire protection and household uses, employees may need to work in confined spaces, among motorists and in extreme weather. Employees may also handle chemicals, conduct excavation and operate equipment.
Dunne said, “Safety is on our minds every minute of every day. There is nothing more important than ensuring our employees go home in the same condition they arrived at work, if not better. We owe that to our coworkers and their families. There is no room for shortcuts when it comes to safety.”To ensure safe work practices, Illinois American Water employees regularly attend both classroom and hands-on training. Employees also participate in facility and job site audits to ensure compliance with established workplace safety practices. The skilled workforce is also equipped with proper personal and work zone protection equipment, chemical handling requirements and training, work zone safety training, and more. Company contractors are held to the same safety expectations as employees.Dunne said, “The work we do is complex. We continuously evaluate and act to remove hazards to prevent injuries. I am proud of our team and their continued years of excellence in safety.”Illinois American Water’s Sterling District serves approximately 6,500 customer connections.

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Kao Recognized for Sustainability Excellence

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 gennaio 2019

Kao Corporation (TOKYO:4452), a leading manufacturer of personal care, household and cosmetics products, received numerous awards including being selected for Water A list by the CDP, ranked among Corporate Knights’ 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, and listed as one of the 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Kao was selected to be on the A List for Water by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform. As part of its corporate responsibility as a provider of products used in daily life, Kao released the Kao Environmental Statement in 2009 and has been actively working to reduce environmental impacts across the entire product life cycle. Kao views the four areas of CO2, water, chemical substances, and biodiversity as environmental issues of particular importance.Another notable recognition was announced in Davos on January 22 by Corporate Knights, where Kao was included in the Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world. Global 100 companies represent the top 1.3% in the world on sustainability performance. Selected from a pool of some 7,500 companies, each are evaluated on a set of up to 21 quantitative key performance indicators across environmental, social and governance factors, weighted to reflect each industry’s impact profile. Kao was ranked the #3 company in the Corporate Knights Industry Group’s Personal Care and Cleaning Products category.
“It is a great honor to have been recognized for our sustainability efforts. Since Kao began business in 1887, we have put consumer needs at the heart of everything we do. In 2019, consumer needs have changed, but our approach remains the same. This year, Kao is launching a new ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy which will help us serve our consumers so that they can live a more sustainable lifestyle that contributes to a more sustainable world” says Dave Muenz, Executive Officer in charge of ESG at Kao Corporation.
Kao also was awarded for its commitment to diversity by being named one of the 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.

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APICS Honors Weir Group and Novartis with 2018 Corporate Awards of Excellence

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, honored Weir Group and Novartis as this year’s corporate winners of the prestigious APICS Awards of Excellence. The APICS Awards of Excellence are for corporations and individuals demonstrating superior performance and dedication to advancing the field of supply chain management. Awards were presented at the annual APICS 2018 supply chain conference.“The APICS awards program is designed to recognize exemplary organizations that show dedication to the high standards APICS sets for supply chain organizations and ingenuity in the implementation of supply chain solutions,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “Weir Group and Novartis are not only dedicated and creative supply chain organizations, but also wowed our judges with impressive business results. We’re thrilled to recognize their hard work at APICS 2018.”The 2018 APICS Award of Excellence in Education was presented to Weir Group. This award recognizes an organization’s commitment to productivity and advancement based on the effective and ongoing application of the APICS body of knowledge. With employees in many different countries, divisions and business units, it was critical for Weir to develop a common understanding of supply chain terms and practices. Weir turned to APICS to provide a full supply chain body of knowledge that would enable the organization to advance its value chain excellence program and heighten overall company performance. As a result of the initiatives, one Weir business reduced its lead time by 45 percent, another decreased inventory by 20 percent, and Weir’s Oil and Gas division realized a 67 percent increase in orders compared to the previous year.The 2018 APICS Award of Excellence in Transformation was presented to Novartis. This award recognizes organizational transformation that elevates the business and its overall supply chain performance. Novartis leaders wanted to achieve best-in-class levels of customer service, ensure patients have access to the medicines they need and improve operating efficiency in order to maximize overall business success. With executive support, Novartis enhanced processes, defined key-performance indicators based on APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) principles and systematically drove process and performance improvements. These initiatives led to a commercial-service-level performance increase of 3 percentage points, to a sustained 99.8 percent level; supply on-time, in-full improvement of 50 percentage points, to a sustained 90 percent level; supply lead time reductions averaging 22 percent; and substantial reductions in waste across the entire supply chain.A panel of judges composed of members of the Editorial Advisory Board selected the APICS Awards of Excellence winners. This panel based its evaluations on the applicants’ originality of supply chain strategies, effectiveness of implementation and overall impact on business results. In addition to their recognition at APICS 2018, the winners will be featured in a 2019 issue of APICS magazine.

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Premio Leadership Excellence Awards per il Gruppo Grimaldi

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 luglio 2018

Nella prestigiosa cornice del Whitney Museum of American Art di New York, è stato assegnato lo scorso 28 giugno al Gruppo Grimaldi il premio Leadership Excellence Awards da parte della rivista Panorama. La premiazione si è tenuta durante la cena di gala dell’evento “This is Italy”, la tappa del tour “Panorama d’Italia” nella metropoli americana, la tre giorni di eventi ed incontri per celebrare e premiare le eccellenze imprenditoriali italiane nell’arte, nella creatività e nell’enogastronomia. A ritirare il premio conferito al gruppo partenopeo è stato Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group.“E’ un grande onore essere annoverati tra le storie imprenditoriali italiane di successo e di eccellenza nel Continente Americano”, ha commentato Emanuele Grimaldi, Amministratore Delegato del Gruppo Grimaldi. “Il Nord America rappresenta un mercato particolarmente importante essenziale per il Gruppo Grimaldi il quale è da tempo fornitore di servizi logistici per i colossi americani dell’auto”, ha concluso Emanuele Grimaldi. Con 70 anni di esperienza, il Gruppo Grimaldi è un fornitore dedicato di servizi di logistica integrata basati sul trasporto marittimo ai principali costruttori di veicoli a livello mondiale, fulcro di una catena logistica avanzata che prevede anche servizi di trasporto door-to-door. Numerose sono le linee marittime offerte per il trasporto di merci rotabili e containerizzate in Europa, Vicino Oriente, Africa Occidentale, Nord e Sud America.In ambito europeo, il Gruppo è leader nei collegamenti marittimi ro/ro di corto e medio raggio e nelle cosiddette Autostrade del Mare. Per quanto riguarda il trasporto passeggeri, il Gruppo offre collegamenti regolari nel Mediterraneo e nel Baltico attraverso i brand Grimaldi Lines, Minoan Lines e Finnlines.

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Dalla Ue arriva lo “Human Resources Excellence in Research”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 aprile 2018

Il CREA ha appena ottenuto lo “Human Resources Excellence in Research”, il prestigioso riconoscimento della Commissione Europea, che attesta l’impegno del più importante ente italiano di ricerca sull’agroalimentare per rendere realtà quotidiana i principi della Carta europea dei ricercatori e del Codice di condotta per l’assunzione dei ricercatori. Due strumenti fondamentali per favorire sempre più la generazione, il trasferimento e la condivisione della conoscenza nonché lo sviluppo della carriera dei ricercatori in un’ottica di trasparenza, competenza e professionalità multifunzionale.
“Un traguardo importante, conseguito con una valutazione unanimemente positiva degli auditor – ha affermato soddisfatta Ida Marandola, direttore generale del CREA – e frutto di un lavoro collettivo dell’Ente che ha creduto in questo obiettivo e si è impegnato per un miglioramento progressivo della gestione delle risorse umane, con un importante sforzo organizzativo e formativo negli ambiti più diversi: dall’etica professionale al reclutamento trasparente alla gestione efficiente dei progetti”.Il CREA potrà ora fregiarsi del logo comunitario HR Excellence in Research, ed entrerà a far parte dell’elenco nazionale degli Enti d’eccellenza pubblicata su EURAXESS, il portale della Commissione Europea e dei Paesi che vi aderiscono, finalizzato a rendere le carriere scientifiche europee più attrattive per i ricercatori di tutto il mondo e a facilitare la mobilità dei ricercatori nei Paesi UE.
Il percorso del CREA verso l’eccellenza nella gestione delle sue risorse umane è solo alla prima tappa e proseguirà a ritmi serrati nei prossimi 2 anni, al termine dei quali vi sarà un’ulteriore valutazione degli ulteriori progressi compiuti. Se l’esito sarà sarà positivo, l’Ente potrà continuare ad essere “HR Excellence in Research”.

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European Commission launches 2016 awards to recognise innovation in supporting SMEs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 marzo 2016

european commissionApplications are now open for the 10th anniversary edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA), which recognise excellence in supporting and promoting SMEs in Europe.Public bodies and public-private partnerships from across the EU Member States, and Iceland, Serbia and Turkey will be vying for the coveted awards, which go to the most imaginative and successful initiatives that support entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The winners of the six categories will be announced at a high-profile ceremony in Bratislava, Slovakia on 24 November 2016 as part of the SME Assembly, the main event of European SME Week.Previous winners of the EEPA have gone on to achieve even greater things for SMEs in Europe as a result of winning the award. Last year’s Grand Jury Prize winners, Lisboa Empreende/Lisbon Micro-Entrepreneurship, said winning the award gave the programme much needed recognition, and motivation: “It was a great experience with lots of visibility in the entrepreneur environment. We met some very interesting projects and contacts. We also shared experience, challenges and solutions for the creation and growth of SMEs.”
The competition is comprised of two competitive stages:
National competitions will be held between now and the end of June when entries are submitted.
In July, two national entries from each country will be selected to compete at the European level and represent their country.
A European Jury will review all entries and shortlisted nominees will be announced in September.The award categories are:
Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit
Investing in entrepreneurial skills
Improving the business environment
Supporting the internationalisation of business
Supporting the development of green markets and resource efficiency
Responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship
Participants’ ultimate aim is to win the Grand Jury Prize, an award that is given to an initiative from any category that is considered to be the most creative and inspiring entrepreneurship initiative in Europe.
Since 2006, the European Enterprise Promotion Awards have rewarded public bodies and public-private partnerships that have shown excellence in promoting entrepreneurship and small businesses. Over 2 800 projects have entered during this time, and have supported the creation of thousands of new companies. The Awards’ objectives are to create a greater awareness of the role entrepreneurs play in European society and encourage and inspire potential entrepreneurs. This is achieved by identifying and recognising successful activities and initiatives to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship, and then showcasing and sharing examples of best entrepreneurship policies and practices.

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Third edition of European Maritime Day

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 agosto 2009

The European Commission, in partnership with the Government of Spain and the Government of the Principality of Asturias, is organising the third edition of European Maritime Day (20 May 2010).  In 2010 the European Maritime Day Stakeholder conference will take place in Gijón, on the Atlantic Coast of Spain, on 19-21 May. All interested parties are invited to contribute to this event that is part of the official calendar of the upcoming Spanish Presidency of the European Union. The main theme of the conference is “Innovation”, an inspiring principle of the Spanish Presidency. We will thus be able to look at how we foster innovation in policy making for competitiveness, environmental protection, better working conditions and employment as well as for excellence in science and research in the maritime sectors. ( The European Commission can help publicise these events.

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