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Air Liquide wins the Health, Safety & Environment Award at Chemistry Australia Industry Awards

On 5th April 2023, Air Liquide Australia won the Health, Safety & Environment Award at Chemistry Australia Industry Awards 2023. 

Recognised for its comprehensive Safety From Every Angle continuous improvement program, Air Liquide's safety performance showed a consistent 4 year-on-year reduction in total recordable injuries. Although not the only measure of improvement, it represents a consistent trend that is underpinned by a comprehensive improvement program.

Air Liquide Australia continues to improve its Health and Safety systems to support its ambition of “zero accidents” consistently over time because of its core belief that everyone deserves to go home the same way they came to work.

Air Liquide Australia represented by Thomas Roberts, National HSEQ Operations Manager, receiving the award from Chemistry Australia

Safety at Air Liquide

Safety is a fundamental value. It is an integral part of Air Liquide’s operational excellence and culture. The Group is committed to efficiently and under all circumstances reducing the exposure of its employees, customers, subcontractors, suppliers and local communities to professional and industrial risks.

One ambition: zero accident

The lost-time accident frequency rate of Air Liquide employees is a safety performance review indicator. As shown in the chart below, this frequency rate has gradually improved over the past twenty years. A sharp drop was observed in 2020 compared to 2019 linked to the different periods of lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic. A slight increase appears in 2021 related to the strong pick-up in activity but it remains below the frequency rate of 2019, which was the lowest in 20 years. The evolution of the frequency rate highlights the steady progress in the maturity of teams on the subject of safety as well as the development of a safety culture within the Group.

About Chemistry Australia Industry Awards 2023

Excellence in the Australian chemistry industry was celebrated last night with five outstanding individuals and organisations recognised for their achievements in the first-ever Chemistry Australia Industry Awards.

Held at the Pavilion, Melbourne Arts Centre, the 2023 Industry Awards acknowledge the achievements of the sector’s best and brightest from the diverse range of businesses across Chemistry Australia’s membership.

With the theme of “future industry”, the Awards recognised achievements to significantly reduce emissions, support an Australian circular economy, and protect the health and safety of workers, communities and the environment.  Young leaders in the industry were also celebrated for their contribution to their businesses and the community.

Awards were presented across five categories; Net Zero Transition, Circular Economy, Health, Safety & Environment, Young Leader and Hall of Fame.

Chemistry Australia

Chemistry Australia is the pre-eminent national body representing the Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. The industry supports more than 212,000 full time jobs and contributes more than $38 billion to Australia’s GDP.

Members of Chemistry Australia are positioned across the entire value chain including manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, fabricators, compounders, recyclers, research, academia and service providers to the industry. These businesses range from small family-owned companies to leading national and multinational enterprises.