Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) has been awarded the prestigious ‘International Safety Award 2020 Merit’ by the UK-based British Safety Council.

According to JSHL it is the only Indian manufacturing company in the steel and stainless steel industry that has been bestowed with this award among a global pool of over 500 companies from a spectrum of industries. The award honors JSHL’s commitment and overarching performance to ensure global safety standards at the workplace.

The accolade is claimed to be one of the globally distinguished recognitions in the field of worker safety and health.

Abhyuday Jindal, managing director of Jindal Stainless, acknowledged receipt of the award as an important accomplishment and has congratulated the JSHL team. “Workers’ safety is a non-negotiable priority for the company. If today, we are better prepared to face an unprecedented crisis like COVID-19 with aplomb, it's because we have hard-wired safe working practices in our DNA. Being the pioneer of stainless steel industry in India, we ensure our manufacturing facility is globally benchmarked with the highest safety standards. JSHL is committed towards ensuring zero harm to its employees, contractors, and the communities in which it operates.”, he said.

JSHL claims that it follows the latest and most efficient procedures and protocols for production of world-class stainless steel. The company endorses and trains its people for the best workplace safety practices, including efficient machine-handling and provision of safety gear for various operating units. The company also conducts mock drills, safety seminars, and competitions to inculcate a sense of responsibility and camaraderie among its employees.

In its latest set of measures to ensure employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has introduced standard guidelines to ensure smooth operations while containing the virus’ spread. These guidelines are applicable to all employees, vendors, customers, and visitors.