Agfa Materials Corporation at Bushy Park, SC was recently selected by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) to receive their Excellence in Corporate Responsibility award. At a ceremony held on May 3, 2012, Agfa joined The Boeing Company, BMW Manufacturing Co., Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation, Nucor Steel, Daimler Vans Manufacturing, Robert Bosch LLC, and 20 other manufacturing facilities in South Carolina as award recipients. The award criteria challenge the organization’s commitment to employee safety and wellness, to the reduction of any environmental impact, and community involvement.
The following press release was prepared to announce Agfa Materials’ selection:
The Agfa-Gevaert Group has a facility located in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Agfa Materials Corporation plant produces medical imaging film and x-ray film for non-destructive testing.
During its long history, the company has never forgotten about its corporate responsibility. In the last five years, Agfa Materials’ employee teams participated in the Low Country’s “Day of Caring”. At the events, Agfa teams volunteered in helping organizations such as The Pink House, Carolina Youth Development Center, and the Tri-County Behavioral Health Center with painting, construction and landscaping projects. Agfa continues to support the Callen-Lacy Center for Children with employee volunteers providing holiday parties and dinner for the children.
The Agfa plant has also been working over the last five years on reducing the waste stream as well as reducing the energy that is consumed in the film making operation. They always purchase supplies with high recycled material content.
Furthermore, Agfa makes employee health and safety a priority. They hold annual health fairs and screenings where employees can find out information about body fat, cholesterol, blood pressure levels and other health risk factors in the plant population.
Agfa Materials has gone five years and five months without a recordable injury and over 10 years without a lost time injury.