Success Stories for Safe-Tech Awards & Conference – 2019, VVF India Ltd – Safe India Hero Plus Awards

The Safe Tech Awards and Conference had a very Grand opening & launch on the 28th of August 2019 at the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and Towers. The function witnessed robust attendance with 530 Dignitaries along with 83 Awardees who were honored for their great work. The mega event was hosted by Kings ExpoMedia and supported by Mumbai Fire Brigade & Maharashtra Fire services.

Off the 83 Awardees this is one of the success stories of one of the winner of the Safetech Awards from VVF India Ltd. Mr. Sunil Katekari. Who registered themselves via nominations for the Safe India Hero Plus Awards and also won this Category of Awards.

VVF India Ltd is a company that manufactures Oleo Chemicals (Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol & Glycerine) as well as personal care products ( Soaps – which is the Company’s own brandas well as contract Manufacturing spread across 4 continents) VVF is basically the world largest number of bar soaps with a huge production capacity of 3 lac metric Tons annually. VVF Offers wonderful Flexibility in terms of products and Packaging Options as well as the quality and type of service offered by VVF.

Mr. Sunil Katekari is Posted as a Asst. General manager EHS in VVF India Limited Taloja Area of Raigad.

Mr. Katekari is highly qualified having a BSc. Chemistry Degree along with A.D.I.S (Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety from MSBTE), A.D.F.S (Advanced Diploma in Fire & Safety) & I.E.E. (Industrial Environment Management). Mr. Katekari is a well energetic and self motivated as well as highly dynamic safety professional with a vast experience and exposure towards managing successful wide range of Safety, Health, environment and Fire activities in various challenging situations and settings.

He has been a well versed protective leader with a lot of passion to deliver great & excellent training and administrative skills inorder to reach out goals and plan action and strategy using clear precise terms. Apart of all this Mr. Sunil has been very innovative, competent and result oriented professional with a great analytical and trouble shooting Skills and has always proven to respond to act quickly and effectively even under the most extreme Circumstances.

Mr. Katekari has a fair knowledge of Legal requirement related to Safety, Health environment and Fire, also Statutory inspections, Compliances & Submissions. Knowledge is ISO 14001 : 2015, OHSAS 18001 : 2007, ISO 9001 : 2008. As well as Hazard Identifications Techniquies & Safety Audit, also a well versed knowledge into Advanced Safety Systems U EHS requirements & process Safety management  as well as a good Knowledge of Fire Fighting and First Aid.

The Honours and Awards won by Mr. Sunil Katekari

  • Star of Maharashtra. By Maharashtra Flim Association
  • Honoured by Bharthi Vidyapith as a Guest Speaker for conducting workshops on Laboratory Safety and Industrial Safety.
  • 2 Times winner of Safety Skit
  • A Marg Award

The Other achievement include a Youtube Chanel for Social Responsibilities for Public Awareness  and Recognition as star of Maharashtra for contribution towards Industrial and Social Activities.

Also not to forget Mr. Sunil Katekari made use of Digital medium for Innovative way towards Safety Awarness . Apart of this He has also conducted many EHS trainings at many Educational Institutes, Industries, Factories as well as Associations.

He has been nominated as a Safety Expert under environment protection act, by the District Collector, Police Comissioner & DISH.

The success achieved by Mr. Sunil Katekari for VVF India Ltd is really worth winning more awards and accolades in their kitty.

Regarding VVF India Ltd.

The erstwhile ‘The Vegetable Vitamins Foods Company Pvt Ltd.’, now known as VVF was founded by Godrej Pallonji Joshi in 1939 when he was just 17 in Bombay , India. During the early years, VVF manufactured vegetable ghee commonly known as ‘Vanspati’.

Since then, VVF has come a long way, From a small manufacturer it has grown into a national and global leader in the Chemicals and Personal Care Products segments. Today, VVF has 3 main business verticals: Contract Manufacturing, Oleochemicals and Consumer Products. Head quartered in Mumbai, India, VVF has over 15 operating centres spread across 4 continents, Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. The company currently stands as the largest manufacturer of Oleochemicals in India and one of the largest contract manufacturers of bar soaps in the world. VVF manufactures some of the finest brands of personal care & OTC products for global players like Johnson & Johnson, Henkel, Reckitt Benckiser to name a few, besides having its own range of consumer products like, DOY, DOY Care, JO, Bactershield and JO Perfect hair dye.

Leadership at VVF is about vision, change, and adaptability. Our senior team has high-level expertise, experience and exposure. They have backgrounds in technology and management from the best institutes and have worked on international projects with global MNC’s in the past. They are the champions of growth and transformation at VVF.

Regarding Safetech Awards & Conference.

Safe Tech awards are specifically meant for the Industrial Units and Factories in recognition of the good work done by the Safety Heads of various industries for their respective units. The objective is to encourage & motivate Companies to adopt best practices and also to implementing of strategies for improvement in operational Standards in their companies units and an aim to achieve Zero harm in work places..

The first Flagship awards function was a runaway success and the atmosphere was extremely electric. “Safe Tech Awards & Conference – 2019” along with “Safe India Hero Plus Awards” hosted  530 Delegates / Guests where 8 Best Possible Safest Workplace Awards, 4 Best Fire Safety Measures @ Workplace Awards, 2 Best Environment Safety Measures Awards, 16 Best Safety Professionals Awards, 5 Special Achievement Awards were given away along with 48 Best Fire-fighter & Rescuers Awards.

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