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Gamesa India bags Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health & Safety

Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., the Indian subsidiary of Gamesa –World leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, has been awarded the ‘Golden Peacock Occupational Health & Safety Award’ for the year 2012.

The Golden Peacock Award is being organised as a part of the 14th World Congress on Environment Management, will be presented at a ceremony scheduled in New Delhi on 8th July, 2012.

On being bestowed with the award, Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chairman & Managing Director, Gamesa Wind Turbine Pvt. Ltd. said; “We are happy to have received this recognition. We believe that safe & guarded working environment should not be concentrated at the senior employees of an organization, but to those who are actually interacting with the machinery on the day-to-day basis. Be it physical hazards or psycho-socio hazards, we have laid immense focus to make working environment safe & friendly for our employees. I thank the jury for acknowledging our efforts.”

Gamesa gives paramount importance to the safety of its employees, which has enabled the company to receive this award. The company believes that the essenceof Risk Management is to avoid high risk, manage medium Risk & live withlow risk. Occupational health and safety is avalue inculcated in each and every employee of the company with Safety First concept followed in every routine & non-routine activity making Zero Accident conditions everybody’s responsibility. These initiatives at Gamesa have also facilitated the company to earn certifications like OHSAS-18001, ISO-9001 & ISO-14001.

In September last year, in what was then described as an “isolated” incident, Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica SA, Europe’s second-biggest wind turbine maker had an accident in which a blade fell off of an 850-kilowatt turbine in southern India and hit a transmission line, knocking out power temporarily.

Gamesa Wind Turbine Pvt. Limited, amongst other nominees was chosen by an expert assessment team comprising of Environment and Safety under the Chairmanship of Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India. Each application was reviewed by three assessors independently on an exhaustive set of parameters.

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