A comparison of ideas on accident prevention among companies and institutions. In attendance, the Council Member for Urban Planning of the City of Novara and the President of the Novara Industrial Association. At centre stage, EHS managers from renowned Italian and international members of the Large Organization Prevention Club, an AIAS associate.
An exchange of experiences on safety between major Italian and international industrial enterprises headquartered in Italy. Today, Radici Chimica SpA in Novara hosted a meeting of top managers from some of the best known companies with operations in Italy, members of the Large Organization Prevention Club [Club della Prevenzione nelle Grandi Organizzazioni (CPGO)], founded as part of the Italian Professional Association for Environment and Safety [Associazione Professionale Italiana Ambiente e Sicurezza (AIAS)].
The meeting was opened by Angelo Radici, president of RadiciGroup , who, during the 1980s, experienced first hand, together with his father, Gianni, the start-up of the plant, formerly a Montedison production site: “We have always put special emphasis on products, processes and people. For us, safety has always come first: full safety for people, the environment and the surrounding community is an essential condition for working as well as possible and for ensuring business prosperity. For this reason, we have set up an organization-wide safety programme called RadiciGroup for Safety, with the objective of developing a true corporate culture of accident prevention.”
Speaking for the Club della Prevenzione nelle Grandi Organizzazioni (CGPO) was President Simone Cencetti (who is also the head of EHS EMEA Manufacturing of FCA Italy): ”Through our Club we try to team up and integrate people and companies that have a lot of objectives in common and manage complex systems. I am convinced that by sharing experiences it is possible to make our work more effective and improve the environment in which we work. This day is going to strengthen our knowledge of safety matters, and all of us will go back to our companies and institutions enriched and more aware.”
CGPO is a network that brings together the EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) managers of large Italian and international public and private organizations with their headquarters in Italy. Today’s meeting at Radici Chimica saw the participation of numerous companies engaged in a variety of different businesses: Akzo, Granarolo, Salini-Impregilo, Galbusera, Ariston Thermo Group, Siad, Bracco and many others.