Auburn Hills, Michigan – May 6, 2021 — Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a Teijin Group Company, today announced the winners of its 2020 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Awards program. This year’s winners are:
- EH&S Sustainability Awards
- CSP Lenoir, North Carolina
- CSP Sarepta, Louisiana
- CSP Tijuana, Baja California México
- Most Improved EH&S Program, small facility – CSP Pouancé, France
- Most Improved EH&S Program, large facility – CSP Conneaut, Ohio
- Best EH&S Program, small facility – CSP-Victall, Tangshan, Hebei Province, China
- Best EH&S Program, large facility – CSP Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
These facilities were selected from the company’s 19 global manufacturing locations, based on the following requirements and qualifications:
EH&S Sustainability Award – This is the pinnacle! Winning facilities have achieved and sustained world-class EH&S practices for, at minimum, three years in a row. These facilities exemplify CSP’s values by focusing on reducing environmental impact and protecting the health and safety of employees. Facilities earning this award have achieved and sustained excellence through the integration of EH&S management into business operations. All facilities are encouraged to strive for this award.
Best EH&S Program Award – Presented in both large (200+ employees) and small (less than 200 employees) facility categories, this award recognizes plants that worked diligently to successfully embed EH&S as a core value, integrating it into every aspect of work, and demonstrating their commitment to worker safety and continuous performance improvement.
Most Improved EH&S Program Award – Also presented in both large and small facility categories and presented to facilities that exemplify significant improvement in EH&S performance year-over-year.
“These awards are critically important as we work toward my goal of achieving zero injuries across the organization. The global pandemic has added a layer of complexity to this, but our commitment to getting every employee home safely after every shift has never wavered,” said Steve Rooney, CSP’s CEO and general manager of the Teijin Composites Business Unit. “Success comes from leadership-driven, employee-embraced safety programs that actually change the culture of the workplace. Congratulations to all of these winning facilities for demonstrating a commitment to improving their safety records, reducing their environmental impact, and achieving positive business results over the long-term.”
CSP’s EH&S Awards Program is an elite, behavioral-based recognition program intended to acknowledge thriving CSP facilities for their commitment and contributions to employee safety, the environment, the community in which they reside and overall EH&S program excellence. Led by the Corporate Executive Director, Environmental Legal Affairs, Health and Safety, Dina Graham, the program recognizes the outstanding contributions of employees to the achievement of the mission and vision of CSP. To be eligible for any of the award categories, nominated programs must demonstrate:
- Reduction in workplace hazards
- Increase in near miss reporting
- No significant injuries
- Exceptional Environmental and Safety Audits
- Implementation of job safety improvements
- No chemical spills or releases to the environment
- No enforcement actions during the year to the time of the award announcement
“Nothing is more important to our business than the health and safety of our employees. A close second to that is protecting our environment,” said Graham. “That’s what makes our annual EH&S program awards, and the efforts that go into achieving them, so significant.”
Each of the winning facilities will celebrate with a formal, on-site awards luncheon with Rooney and Graham, and will receive an engraved award to showcase at their facility.
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About Continental Structural Plastics
Continental Structural Plastics, a Teijin Group company, has provided leading-edge technologies in lightweight composite solutions for the automotive, heavy truck, HVAC and construction industries for 50 years. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, CSP provides full-service engineering support, and holds multiple patents covering materials development and manufacturing processes. The company has operations on three continents and more than 4,300 employees. For more information, visit cspplastics.com.
About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions”, Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 853.7 billion (USD 8.0 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,004.2 billion (USD 9.4 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2020. Please visit www.teijin.com.
Contact: Kim Zitny