Press release CSR Award
Dishman Netherlands awarded for its Corporate Social Responsibility.
AHMEDABAD, INDIA, January 19, 2016 – Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemical Ltd (DPCL), leading outsourcing partner for the global pharmaceutical industry, has announced that its facility located in Netherlands has been awarded by the Business Association in Veenendaal with the Corporate Social Responsibility Prize.
Dishman Netherlands, located in Veenendaal and part of DPCL is active in the marketing/sales and manufacture of Vitamin D analogues, Vitamin D, Cholesterol and lanolin related products for key markets as pharmaceutical, cosmetic, feed, food, shrimp farming and industrial applications.
On January 4 2016, the Corporate Social Responsibility systems of Dishman Netherlands were awarded the Business Association of the City of Veenendaal CSR prize. Over the last 3 years, this prize has been awarded to companies that have demonstrated their outstanding performance in Corporate Social Responsibility with a clear and positive contribution to life in the City of Veenendaal. Nominated companies have been recognised for their capacity to combine economic development with environmental and social criteria. Also called Triple P (People, Planet and Profit), the Corporate Social Responsibility is a vision that companies have embedded into their business focussing on future generations and to minimize their impact on their local environment and elsewhere in the world.
After deliberation the jury, composed by Town Council representatives and members of the Business Association in Veenendaal, announced their selected winner from several nominated companies.
During the annual New Year's reception of the Business Association in Veenendaal, Dishman Netherlands was presented the award by Mr Wouter Kolff, Mayor of Veenendaal, who has expressed his acknowledgement to Dishman Netherlands’ commitment in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Dishman has a clear comprehensive vision on CSR and plays an important leadership role. The Management team and the staff have worked on an intensive process that is certainly still on-going. The ambition is to keep this leader position and to continue to expand efforts on CSR. It is hard work towards an energy-neutral production using 'green technology'.” commented Wouter Kolff.
By rewarding Dishman Netherlands the Jury wanted to emphasise its positive energy and its enthusiasm. “Furthermore Dishman is very active in in the field of social action and involved in the Veenendaal corporate community” concluded Kolff.
“We are delighted and very proud” commented Jeroen de Jong, Manager QHSE (Quality Health Safety and Environment), who received the prize on the behalf of Dishman Management team at the ceremony. “In the past years, we brought important efforts to improve our Corporate Social Responsibility and share our action with interested parties. For example we organised an “open doors day”, which has drew in 1200 visitors this year. We also invested research into sustainable products”
“Dishman Netherlands is fully aware of the impact that its activities might have on people and environment. We have and take the responsibility for the reduction and prevention of these impacts. Dishman Netherlands has formulated a clear and transparent policy towards all health, safety and environmental aspects. This is also on line with our customers’ needs. We know they need to have a total confidence in our Quality Management policy.” said Mark Ipema VP Operations, Dishman Netherlands.
Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Ltd (www.dishmangroup.com) is a global outsourcing partner for the pharmaceutical industry, offering a portfolio of development, scale-up and manufacturing services. Dishman Group improves its customers’ businesses by providing a range of development and manufacturing solutions at locations in Europe and in India.