GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Receives National Workplace Safety and Health Award
Singapore, July 17, 2012 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES is pleased to announce that its fabrication facilities in Singapore have clinched four Workplace Safety and Health Performance Awards, presented by the Workplace Safety and Health Council and supported by the Ministry of Manpower.
The annual national awards recognize companies and organizations on a national level that demonstrate excellent performance in safety and health through the implementation of sound safety and health management systems.
This is the first time that all GLOBALFOUNDRIES fabs in Singapore have received the national recognition in the Silver award category (refer to Notes to Editor).
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore is honored to receive national recognition for our continued efforts in keeping a safe and healthy workplace. This award is testimony to our strong management commitment, and the engagement of our employees in a safe and healthy workplace,” said Raj Kumar, Senior Vice President of 200mm Business Unit, Fab 7 and General Manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore.
“Employees are the most important asset in a company. Our manufacturing and operational excellence hinges on our employees’ productivity performance. It is therefore important as an employer to ensure our company has a safe working environment for the employees. While we are honored to receive these awards, the real winners are our employees,” Raj added.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore has a strong culture in safety and health workplace management. Several measures and systems have been created and implemented in the company to make sure employees understand and follow proper guidelines to safeguard themselves against any potential workplace hazards. The people are given regular training; and risk assessments, inspections and audits are carried out on regular basis.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 150 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.
Notes to Editor:
1 Awards are given by business registration:
2 Lagging indicators refer to workplace did not have any accident (including operational disease) that caused death or permanent disablement, or that is classified as Dangerous Occurrence in 2011 / 2012; did not receive any stop work order in 2011 / 2012; has an injury rate below 25% of the injury rate of its industry; did not have any reportable accident during its operation for the whole year of 2011 or the workplace have attained at least 1,500,000 man-hours worked without any accident, with at least 750,000 man-hours attained in 2011. Leading indicators refer to the appointment of an organization providing audit services to perform scoring for two checklists on criteria such as risk assessment control, training, awareness and competence, documentation, emergency preparedness and response, structure and responsibility...etc.