Good causes benefit from HS&E Recognition Programme

10 Jul 2024

At ABF Ingredients (ABFI) we are committed to supporting the communities around us. Every year we recognise a range of outstanding individuals and projects in our Health, Safety and Environment Awards. Not only do we benefit from the award-winning initiatives which enhance safety, reduce risks and reduce the environmental impact across our businesses, but we also award a sum of money to all the winners for them to donate to a good cause in their communities.

AB Enzymes teams were recognised for their continuous efforts to make carbon reductions, improve processes and for taking an innovative digital approach to safety management. Their winning teams selected three charities to donate to based on their own values:

  • MIELI Mental Health Finland is the world’s oldest non-governmental organisation dedicated to mental health. They promote mental health, provide crisis support and prevent mental health issues. 
  • The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare is the largest child welfare organisation in Finland. They champion the wellbeing of children and families ensuring that children’s views and perspectives are taken into account in public decision-making.
  • The Cancer Foundation is the main private funder of cancer research in Finland as well as supporting cancer patients and their loved ones.

Ohly’s team in Boyceville, Wisconsin was rewarded for their introduction of robotic dryer inspections which cost the business less and made the process safer for our people. They chose to help members of their local community via West CAP, who help to support low-income families in rural Wisconsin. This community action agency run outreach programmes including a food pantry in Boyceville and a meal programme to ensure children in need have food security over weekends and school holidays.

Meanwhile, in Hamburg, Germany, Ohly’s winner of the Most Outstanding Safety Ambassador award chose to donate his prize money to DKMS, who fight blood cancer by recruiting people to join the blood stem cell donor register and improving access to stem cell transplantation. Having been registered as a stem cell donor himself for many years, he was delighted to make this additional donation to support their work.

PGP International won awards for one individual’s focus on projects to improve environmental performance as well as their outstanding safety records at both the Evansville and Woodland sites. They decided to pass their donations to two local charities with whom they have long affiliations and regularly volunteer time:

  • Empower Yolo (Woodland) offer crisis support and outreach services to families and young people in the local community.
  • Young & Established (Evansville) aims to improve the local community through the inspiration and motivation of young people by promoting empowerment and leadership.