DuPont Announces 2017 Safety and Sustainability Award Recipients

Reliance Recognised for Excellence in Operational Effectiveness


DuPont has announced the winners of the 13th Edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. The awards recognise outstanding intiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational excellence.

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Among the winners was Reliance Industries Ltd. – the largest private sector corporation in India with operations spanning from the energy and petrochemical to retail and telecommunications sectors – for the prestigious Global Operational Excellence award.

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Commenting on the award, Hital Meswani, Executive Director of RIL, said: “This award is a global recognition of RIL’s demonstrated ability of unparalleled efficient operations and excellent project execution. It showcases RIL’s sustainable approach towards Operational Excellence.”

“We are very pleased to recognise Reliance Industries Inc. for their achievements and commitment to operational excellence,” said Davide Vassallo, Managing Director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Like DuPont, they believe that progress in advancing operational performance allows companies to not only become more competitive and effective, but also serves as a model of greater efficiency and resource utilization for other companies to emulate.”

Jury President Mieke Jacobs, Executive Coach with 20 years of Operations Management experience at DuPont, said that jury members were particularly impressed by both the quality and quantity of the projects submitted for consideration this year. “This growth is quite heartening, as I feel quite strongly that the recognition of positive contributions to workplace safety and corporate sustainability is crucial in galvanising the public and private sectors to promote and pursue improvement projects.”