At Orchid, safety is a part of the corporate culture. This includes infrastructural, employee, environmental and community safety. Starting with the employee induction programme, training programmes on various aspects of operational safety are periodically conducted. In association with a global expert on safety procedures, a number of initiatives have been designed to ensure that all manufacturing processes and systems are executed in the safest manner. These include:
- Use of high-end technologies to recycle discharge and make it toxic free through a series of processes thereby leading to zero discharge manufacturing
- Three-tier safety committees to monitor safety initiatives, standard operating procedures (SOPs), process and working standards for R&D and manufacturing units
- Round-the-clock medical care and safety training for all employees
- Use of sophisticated equipment in mobile vans to monitor air quality inside and outside plants
To become a world-class, safety-driven pharmaceutical organisation by conducting our business processes and operations with commitment to the highest standards of safety, health and environment.
Our safety vision is inspired by a succinctly stated goal – 'Zero Incident'.
We believe the goal of a zero incident workplace is achievable by developing and maintaining management systems that allow us to control risk by ensuring engineering controls and administrative controls. Our ultimate goal is to have zero accidents, zero injuries and zero fatalities – leading to zero incidents.
Our Safety Principles
The company formulated seven safety principles:
- Safety is a core organisational value.
- Management is responsible for preventing injuries.
- All injuries can be prevented and occupational exposures minimised.
- All incidents must be reported and acted upon.
- Working safely is a condition of employment and contract.
- Training employees in safety is essential.
- Safety makes good business.
Tara – Our face of safety
At Orchid, safety is a culture and has always been kept at the forefront. We treasure our employees and value our infrastructure thereby inculcating the highest levels of safety standards. Tara represents our movement for a safer world.
Tara was born as the outcome of our desire to have a symbol that reinforces our concern for safe practices for a safer world. Tara, a young girl child reminds someone is waiting back home – an emotional imperative to consciously adhere to safe practices. She communicates a simple reality – that safety is important not just for us today, but for our future generations as well.