Alok wins FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Award 2019

Sustainability for Excellence in Safety in the petrochemical sector

The FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Award 2019
The FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Award 2019

Alok Masterbatches, one of India’s leading masterbatch producers, has been conferred the prestigious FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Award, in the category ‘Sustainability for excellence in safety (petrochemicals).’ P Raghavendra Rao, secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals at the Summit on Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hubs in India, presented the award for Alok’s efforts to promote safety in the petrochemical sector.

Alok was recognized for exhibiting safety processes and cutting-edge technologies, deployed at its manufacturing plant in Ranipet. With the latest manufacturing capabilities and automation, the facility makes plastics safer, sustainable and affordable.

Vikram Bhadauria, managing director, Alok said, “This award is a testament to Alok’s core value of driving safety at the workplace. It outlines the continuous efforts made by every employee of Alok to create a safer and sustainable work environment. We believe that a safe and clean facility increases efficiency exponentially.”

Alok conducts regular safety training, workshops and other motivational programs at all its manufacturing facilities for its workforce.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

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