Red Stripe's bottling facility in Jamaica has won two highly prized, global supply awards given annually by Diageo's Global Supply and Procurement, to celebrate countries, teams and individuals for great work and excellent execution of supply and procurement programmes.
The awards were given in three categories, GREENiQ, Zero Harm and Perfect Plant, and Red Stripe featured in the last two at the recent 2013 Global Supply and Procurement Awards in Dublin, Ireland.
The team responsible for the achievements is led by Shane Healy and comprises Nicholas Stephenson, Cleve Henry, Trecia Campbell and Veronica Benain. While not present at the gala to receive their trophies, they are eagerly awaiting their delivery from Ireland.
Most Improved Site award
Red Stripe won the Zero Harm Most Improved Site award, which recognises outstanding performance improvement across key criteria of leadership, teamwork and evidence of a strong health and safety culture.
The award is one of three given in the Zero Harm awards, which recognises exemplary safety performance and share best practices in operational safety and individual commitment to it. The three main categories of awards are recognised regionally, with submissions then submitted for judging, to make up the Global Zero Harm Awards.
"We are elated by such an award. It's our first time since it started seven years ago," said head of Supply at Red Stripe, Shane Healy. "The Zero Harm Most Improved Site award is dear to us because at the end of each day, we ensure that our workers go home safe from work and we do so with alacrity."
"This year we had zero Loss Time Accident (LTA), which is down from nine in 2012. Such an achievement positioned us for the Most Improved category of the three in the Zero Harm Award."
Health and safety
Health and safety are paramount for Red Stripe, Healy said, "because we operate in a factory environment where there are constant moving parts, stored chemicals, vehicular traffic, people moving about and structures to be kept safe."
Red Stripe's other award: The Most Improved Site, came from the Perfect Plant category, which recognises manufacturing excellence. The award, in its seventh year, is competed for by tens of sites across global supply. It was won in the category, Enhance Brand & Diageo Reputation.