Methanex NZ wins national health and safety award

Brian Ropitini, Juliet Larkin, Christopher Shimmin, Christine Scott, Lara Barton and Phil Watson at the New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards

Going above and beyond to promote the health of its staff and contractors has won Methanex New Zealand a prestigious industry award.

The company was named winner of the ‘Best initiative to promote better worker health’ at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland on May 31.

The award is recognition of Methanex’s wellbeing programme, which has evolved over the years to create positive and sustainable impacts for staff and their families, going above and beyond what is accepted corporate practice in this area.

From providing staff with health and nutrition consultations, fitness testing, first aid training, quit-smoking information and flu vaccines, it now offers screening for bowel and bladder cancer and an extensive fatigue management policy.

Methanex Managing Director of New Zealand Kevin Maloney says the company is thrilled to be recognised in Health and Safety.

“The long-term wellbeing of our staff is very important to us and this award is a reflection of the huge amount of work put into it by all involved,” he says.