STAFF at a Huddersfield firm have won a national safety award.
Workers at Syngenta chemical firm won the award for their professional attitude towards health and safety and the environment.
Staff at the Leeds Road works were presented with the Responsible Care Award at the Chemical Industry Awards held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.
The presentation was made by Steve Elliott, chief executive of the Chemical Industries’ Association.
Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s worldwide scheme to help companies continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance.
The aim is to help firms operate safely, profitably and with care for future generations.
Syngenta was recognised for “a strong commitment” to involving and communicating with employees, backed by a health, safety and environment policy and the use of “lean” manufacturing, which cuts waste and keeps costs down.
Huddersfield manager Alistair Conn said: “We recognise that excellence in Responsible Care is as critical to long-term manufacturing prosperity as production efficiencies.
“Huddersfield was also a finalist in the skills category in 2008.
“I'm very proud of the professionalism shown by everyone on the site and very pleased that we have again received an award from such a prestigious organisation as the CIA.”
Last year the Huddersfield site won a CIA national award for effective engineering and in 2006 gained a worldwide Syngenta award for boosting production output by 50% while cutting costs.
It has also won a CIA award for manufacturing excellence.