Posted on 04/05/2023
Archroma Peru has achieved yet another milestone by receiving its third Gold Medal and its first Diamond Medal in the National 5S Kaizen Awards 2022, presented by AOTS Peru.
The Diamond Medal is a prestigious recognition awarded to companies that receive a Gold Medal for three consecutive years. Archroma Peru is the only recipient of the Diamond Medal, highlighting its consistent commitment to excellence.
The award ceremony took place on 2nd March 2023 at the Peruvian Japanese Theatre, in the presence of esteemed Japanese Authorities, Kenshu Kiokay Authorities of Japan, the Ministry of Production, Inacan, and representatives of major companies in Peru from various industries, such as Mineras, Pesqueras, and companies operating in Food and Textile.
This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Archroma Peru team, along with the support of its local partners and colleagues across Archroma. They have been striving to improve their commitment to Safety First and the ACTS culture pillar of Teamwork & Collaboration.
At the end of 2016, the Archroma Peru team evaluated their safety culture and identified opportunities for improvement in the short, medium, and long term. As a result, they decided to implement the Japanese 5S Kaizen program in all areas of the site activities. The 5S program is a workplace organization method that promotes efficiency and effectiveness by organizing the workspace through five Japanese words: seiri (整理), seiton (整頓), seisō (清掃), seiketsu (清潔), and shitsuke (躾), which translate to "sort", "set in order", "shine", "standardize", and "sustain".
In 2017, Archroma Peru received the Bronze Medal Award with a rating of 544 points in their first evaluation by AOTS Peru. In the subsequent year, they received the Silver Medal Award with a rating of 665 points. In 2019, they were awarded the Gold Medal with a rating of 864 points, and in 2021, they achieved the Gold Medal Award with a rating of 993 points out of an achievable total of 1000 points, becoming the Company with the highest score in that year's evaluation at the National Level.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Archroma Peru focused on the safety and health of its team to minimize contagion. In 2021, they resumed their 5S Kaizen program activities, reinforcing concepts, staff retraining, and setting new objectives for 2021 and 2022. They continued their work with interested partners and the Ramiro Priale School and shared their learnings with other sites in LATAM.
This year, Archroma Peru's team obtained the Gold Medal with 900 Points out of 1000 Points and the Diamond Medal by obtaining the Gold recognition for three consecutive years exceeding 2,700 points. The accomplishment is a reflection of the Archroma Peru team's unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and teamwork towards transforming their industries into a sustainable world. Congratulations to the team and its partners for their outstanding achievement.
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