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In September 2017 occurred the fourth edition of sustainable award ceremony in presence of all group’s executive managers

Projects were eligible in 5 categories: Safety, Social, Environment, Innovation and Economic. 3 projects are nominated and 1 winner is rewarded in each category.

Each year jury is established and chaired by Sophie Flak, President of Novacap Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. The jury selection criteria relied on the 12 commitments framework defined in Novacap SD Strategy.

Moreover, “implementation criteria” were also considered:

  • Method used and implementation quality
  • Commitment of stakeholders and employees participation
  • Ability to be transposed within the Group
  • Clarity of the communication / documentation

CSR-SD trophies participation show a successful involvement of Novacap employees:

  • In 2014, 37 projects were submitted by 260 employees
  • In 2015, 33 projects were submitted by 218 employees
  • In 2016, 37 projects were submitted by 255 employees
  • In 2017, 41 projects were submitted by 400 employees

In 4 editions, (from 2014 to 2017 ) we succeed to double the consolidated savings obtained through the achievement of the submitted projects .

Novacap Sustainable Development Award

This year the nominated projects were:

Social and Societal

  • Pharma & Cosmetics – Uetikon – Lahr – “Company Awareness Program for Young People”
  • Mineral Specialties – Novabion – Nogent l’Arthaud  – “Revamping and Renovation of a basis process control systhem cabinet by student’s team”
  • Winner : Corporate – Headquarters – Ecully – “New Headquarters and its better place to work”

Safety

  • Corporate – Headquarters – Ecully – “Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process Implementation”
  • Pharma & Cosmetics – Puyuan – Zhenjiang – “Dehydration of sludge”
  • Winner : Performance Chemicals – Novapex – Roussillon – “Standardization of fluids pipes consigment process”

Innovation

  • Corporate – Headquarters – Ecully – “PolycAPP’, a new digital application for a better marketing approach”
  • Mineral Specialties – Novacarb – Nancy – “Bicarbonate for Personal Care applications”
  • Winner : Performace Chemicals – Novapex – Roussillon – ” Tosca and its new catalyst for highest quality DIPE”

Environment

  • Mineral Specialties – Novacarb – Nancy- “Noise reduction plan for a better local community integration”
  • Mineral Specialties – Novabion – Nogent l’Arthaud – “New furnace treatment for drasctic dust emission reduction”
  • Winner : Mineral Specialties – Novabay – Singapore – “New greenfield Bicarbonate plant and its reduced environmental impact

Economic

  • Performance Chemicals – Novapex – Rousillon – ” Isopropanol alcool quality improvement for electronic market”
  • Pharma & Cosmetics – Puyuan – Zhenjiang –  “100% Methyl Salicylate first pass yield for Phenol content
  • Winner : Pharma & Cosmetics – Headquarters – Ecully – ” Standard Quality Documents for a better dialogue with Customers

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