March 08 2018
Safety Award for APM Terminals Poti
APM Terminals Poti has been named the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award winner for the Best Project in the Human Rights Category: Increasing Safety Awareness for Truck Drivers.
Organised by the UN Global Compact Network and the CSR Club of Georgia, the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards promote and support the development of corporate sustainability practices within the Republic of Georgia.
This year, an independent jury evaluated 23 projects and named winners in three CSR categories: Human Rights; Environmental Protection and Successful Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Making roads safer
“Our CSR initiatives are undertaken to benefit the community and the port’s stakeholders” said APM Terminals Poti, Managing Director Klaus Holm Laursen. “Recognition of these efforts is testament to the fine work done by the trainers, and the 2,279 truck drivers who participated in our Road Safety Awareness Training Programme and who are now making Georgia’s roads safer.”
In 2017, as part of the UN Global Security Week, APM Terminals Poti launched the project to raise awareness for road safety, and to send the message to the trucking community that APM Terminals cares for their health and safety. The goal of the programme was to increase truck drivers’ safety awareness while on the terminal premises and while driving on public roads in Georgia.
“APM Terminals Poti is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for employees and contractors, as well as safe living environment for the population of Georgia,” added Mr. Laursen.
Local and international jury members
The CSR Award’s jury members included local and international organisation representatives from UN Women; the American Chamber of Commerce; EWMI ACCESS; the EU Delegation in Georgia; the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia; UNDP; the EU joint program “Human Rights for All”; Global Compact Network Germany; REC Caucasus; the World Wildlife Fund; and the Free University.
APM Terminals assumed a controlling interest in Seaport Poti in 2011, and has invested over USD 80 million in refurbishing and improving the port's infrastructure and equipment. APM Terminals Poti handled 319,000 TEUs in 2017.