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Starch Europe announces winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards

Starch Europe announces winners of 2015-2016 Safety Awards

Starch Production in the European Union in 2015 by type of raw material.

October 26, 2016
Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all the EU starch producers. Starch Europe announces today the winners of this year’s safety awards.

In 2014, Starch Europe launched the Starch Europe Safety Programme which recognizes the best performing EU starch plants in minimizing accidents at work. Starch Europe companies go beyond all relevant national, EU and international health and safety legislation, to minimize the possibility of accidents occurring.

The Starch Europe Safety Programme grants two types of awards:

  • The year award – awarded to plants which registered no employee lost workday cases involving days away from work for the calendar year, and no employee and no non-employee workplace fatalities for the calendar year.

  • The million hour award – awarded to plants which registered 1 million consecutive employee hours without an employee lost workday case and without a workplace-related fatality of an employee or non-employee during the period.
Data are collected on a quarterly basis by PWC from companies participating on a voluntary basis. The collection of this data started from 1st July 2014. PWC ensures the validity and consistency of the data provided and reports on eligible plants for each award.

39 of the 75 starch plants in the EU represented by the 24 member companies of Starch Europe, participated in the safety award scheme from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016[1]. For the first year, Starch Europe grants both Year Awards and Million-Hour Awards.

Million-Hour Awards for 2015-2016

Starch Europe is delighted to announce that the 4 following plants are the first to be awarded the Million-Hour Award for 2015-2016:

Starch Plants granted a Million-Hour Award

Year Awards

The Year Award was granted to 17 plants this year – 2 more than last year. Starch Europe is pleased to announce that the following plants were granted the Year Award:

Starch Plants granted a Year Award

Companies in this Article
Avebe is a main manufacturer of potato starch, located in the Netherlands. Avebe sells native and modified potato starch as well as potato protein globally for use in food, feed, paper, building, textiles and adhesives industries.
To the snack industry and for the preparation of french fries, Cargill supplies Frying Oils and a range of Ingredients, including texturizers, flavor systems and salt. Frying oil brands include Clear Valley and eLitra high oleic canola oils.
Finnamyl is a Finnish potato starch manufacturer, part of the CIBA concern (Raisio). Finnamyl also offers organic potato starch.
Roquette is a manufacturer of starch and starch derivatives from a variety of sources, including potatoes.
Starch Europe, until October 15, 2014 called AAF (Association des Amidonniers et Féculiers) is the trade association which represents the interests of the European starch industry both at European and international level.
Tate & Lyle is a leading manufacturer of renewable food and industrial ingredients, headquartered in the United Kingdom. Tate & Lyle currently operates more than 45 production facilities, mainly in the Americas, Europe and South East Asia.
Tereos Syral processes maize, wheat, potato and cassava to manufacture a wide range of value added products in compliance with the current and future requirements of various industries. Tereos Syral is a major European producer of starch and derivatives.