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Turkish Site Wins HSE Award

Akzo Nobel's decorative coatings site in Gebze, Turkey, has won the Coatings group's annual HSE award.

Akzo Nobel Coatings’ HSE Award for 2001 has been won by the Gebze site in Turkey from business unit Decorative Coatings International.

This HSE award is handed out every year to the coatings site that has shown a structural and consistent excellence in the area of health, safety and environment. Gebze was honored in recognition of its outstanding HSE performance—which included the successful implementation of all relevant management systems.

The site produces decorative coatings under the Marshall Boya brand and clinched the annual award after showing itself to be a front-runner for HSE activities within the Coatings group.

The runner-up for the main award was the Industrial Finishes site in Sunshine, Australia, which also demonstrated structurally excellent HSE performance.

Held at the recent annual Coatings Conference staged in China, the 2001 HSE Awards ceremony also included the presentation of a number of other awards.

In the Projects category, the prize went to Elixhausen, Austria, from business unit Decorative Coatings Europe, while in the Incentive category, first prize went to the Klang location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from sub-business unit Impregnated Papers.

The 2001 competition attracted almost double the number of entries than the previous year, with the winning Gebze site being awarded EUR 80,000 to be spent on HSE-related activities.

(Released: June 20, 2002)

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