Congratulations to Stellar Transport on winning the Responsible Care® Haulier Award for 2015 bestowed on the company by the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) at its 77th AGM held early November.
As a dangerous goods transporter, Stellar Transport offers a professional logistics solution to clients for the transportation of ammonium nitrate in bulk, explosives and related hazardous chemicals. The directors of Stellar Transport have over 50 years and three generations of experience in the industry.
The finalists for the Responsible Care® Haulier Award were G & H Transport & Repairs, Stellar Transport, Tanker Services Food & Chemicals, a division of Imperial Group and Wardens Cartage.
Although there can always be only one winner in any competition, FleetWatch extends its congratulations to the other finalists. Reaching that stage is a huge accolade for the high standards exhibited in these companies.
“The Responsible Care® Haulier Award looks at the greatest year-on-year improvements in the four major categories of Responsible Care® pillars: Safety and health; resource efficiency; pollution prevention and product stewardship,” says Deidré Penfold, executive director of CAIA.
Two other awards were also issued, namely, the overall Responsible Care® Award and a new award, the responsible Care® Initiative of the Year Award, intended to honour members’ efforts in corporate social responsibility projects that are sustainable.
The finalists for the Responsible Care® Awards were Arch Water Products South Africa, a Lonza Company; Impala Platinum Limited; and NCP Chlorchem. Impala Platinum Limited walked away with the award.
The Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year Award finalists in Category B (large companies) were EnviroServ Waste Management Ltd for its Zandis Angels Project; Protea Chemicals, a division of the Omnia Group for its Solvents Storage Project and – one which FleetWatch is highly pleased to see in there – Reef Tankers for its Driver Learnership Project.
The winner of the Initiative of the Year Award, Category B, was EnviroServ Waste Management Ltd for its Zandis Angels Project which has given twenty-one children a place to call home. This followed the company hearing of Zandis Angels, an orphanage which was in dire circumstances. The company had no hesitation in buying a house in Boksburg North, Gauteng and renovating it to standards legislated for childcare.
The winner of the Initiative of the Year Award, Category A was XP Ibhayi Environmental Specialists – t/a Xtreme Projects – for its ‘Pop-up Shop for the Homeless Project’ in Nelson Mandela Bay. This project brought cheers and smiles to those living on Port Elizabeth’s streets through a massive clothing handover along Park Drive, St Georges Park. Set up as a pavement pop-up shop, the event was organised in a way to get the homeless to ‘shop’ for the clothing items – the only difference with a real shop being that they would not pay anything.
“We are delighted with this year’s standard of entries and believe that CAIA’s continued training programme in the Responsible Care® initiative is paying off. We intend to increase the level of training and number of courses offered in 2016,” says Penfold.