Cummins India Ltd. is awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Occupational Health and Safety Award 2022 in the engineering sector. Celebrating 60 years of remarkable presence in India, the company won the award for major achievements in the field of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), as well as the successful implementation of innovative Occupational Health and Safety programmes.
Hon’ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, National Chairman – Institute of Directors, Former Chief Justice of India, Former Chairman – National Human Rights Commission of India, Former Chairman – National Commission of Constitution of India Reforms, and Dr. N. Kalaiselvi, Director General – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Secretary – Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, presented the award to Shubhankar Chatterji, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Cummins India; Jenoy Joykutty, HSE Leader India / APAC, Cummins Inc.; Rajat Kumar, HSE Leader, Cummins India; and Nitish Kulkarni, HSE Risk Support, Cummins India, at the award ceremony held in Bengaluru on August 25, 2022, in the presence of esteemed business and industry leaders.
Following his acceptance of the award, Shubhankar Chatterji said: “Cummins India is honored to receive the acclaimed Golden Peacock Occupational Health and Safety Award. At Cummins, the shared responsibility for safety of our employees is derived from our core value of caring. We continuously endeavor to create an enhanced and holistic health and safety system which is not restricted to just physical safety, but also excellence in product and psychological safety. I am extremely proud of our team who has been steering the OH&S policy and annual safety plans to reduce health, safety and environmental risks and ensure the continual improvement of our Health, Safety and Environment performance. This award is also dedicated to all our employees, who play an integral role in creating a robust safety culture at Cummins through active consultation, participation, and feedback.”
Rajat Kumar also presented Cummins best practices during the event, underlining how HSE partners with leaders, employees, and key stakeholders across the organization to reduce risks continuously and proactively. Cummins India benchmarks world class HSEMS (Health, Safety and Environment Management System) practices through a dedicated HSE (Health Safety and Environment) department and all India manufacturing locations certified for ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 standards, an internationally recognized framework of criteria, to reduce health, safety, and environmental risks.
Employees are the driving force and share equal responsibility to advance the Health, Safety, and Environment Culture at Cummins India. Health and safety committees have been established across Cummins plant locations to regularly monitor the health and safety of employees. Employees and trade unions are members of safety committees and are actively engaged in periodic site-level risk reduction through Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Prevention and HSE Risk Assessment Tools. Several employee engagement initiatives such as Lead It, Live It and Find It, Fix It, have been instrumental in sustaining the HSE performance. In alignment with our Destination Zero strategy, Cummins HSE department also drives PLANET 2050 sustainability goals and 2030 targets by regularly organizing environment awareness initiatives across Cummins India plants.