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FICCI signs MoU with Signify Innovations India to Further the Cause of Safety at Workplace

Apr 26, 2019


Partnership to Highlight Importance of Lighting in Workplace Safety


NEW DELHI, 26 April 2019: FICCI today signed an MoU with Signify Innovations India Ltd (erstwhile Philips Lighting India Ltd) in the area of Workplace Safety where both would carry out series of activities to further the cause of safety at workplace and also highlighting the importance of lighting in workplace safety.


The MoU was signed by Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI and Mr Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited.


Mr Dilip Chenoy said, "FICCI has been working in the area of workplace safety for the last many years to promote best practices. One of the key aspects of this safety is lighting and our collaboration with Signify marks a significant milestone in our continuous engagement with Netherlands as a country too".


Mr Sumit Joshi said, "We are happy to collaborate with FICCI as knowledge partner for promoting best safety practices at workplace. Signify shall be happy to share how lighting can improve the safety at workplace and improve the productivity of the workforce".


Both FICCI & Signify have agreed to undertake the following activities as part of the MoU:


This comes as initiative of FICCI Taskforce on Manufacturing Excellence which is already working in the area of workplace safety. Every year FICCI announces its Safety Systems Excellence Awards to recognize best practices in safety systems for workplace safety. FICCI will announce the eight edition of its awards shortly.

  • Jointly develop Vision Document for the Industry on the Importance of Lighting in Safety and Productivity within the Industrial Environment.
  • Developing an Assessment framework, Scoring parameters and Ranking System with respect to lighting parameters for FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards.
  • To train auditors to check the lighting or relevant parameters from an award ranking perspective and do the assessment.
  • Factory visits to Signify Experience center and R & D facility for the plant heads, operations manager, facility/project managers of the key Industry members of FICCI

About FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards:



FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Awards, institutionalized for excellence in workplace safety systems in industry, focus on the robustness of systems and not just the performance. Good safety systems lead to systematic improvement in organization performance. Enhancing the scope from 'Manufacturing Awards' to 'Awards for Industry', the Awards now cover sectors like Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Mining and Power.

This is an initiative of FICCI Manufacturing Committee & FICCI Taskforce on Manufacturing Excellence that works with an agenda of improving Industry competitiveness that would enable the domestic industry to stand up to new and emerging challenges of the global market.

The awards provide a benchmark for the industry as the best practices of awardees are shared with other applicants and with the wider industry. The awards are given in three categories which are as follows:

  •         Large size organization
  •         Medium size organization
  •        Small size organization

These awards are unique and have stringent three stage process with strict evaluation criteria. Starting with document Assessment of all applicant units, followed by On-site Audit for short listed units based on document assessment and finally the selection by the Jury, ensures that some of the best practices are picked up every year.