Prestigious FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status
21/02/2019 - Press Releases
Beaulieu Fibres International awarded prestigious FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status for production site in Wielsbeke
- HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
- The site Beaulieu Fibres International is the fourth in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
- Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan
Wielsbeke, Belgium – February 21, 2019 – Beaulieu Fibres International, one of the leading polyolefin staple fibre producers, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its production site in Wielsbeke, a designation that means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.
HPR status was awarded by FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) industrial property and business interruption insurer for the past three years. The company offers B.I.G a unique concept that supports the Group in reducing its exposure to loss and increasing its business resilience. A dedicated worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of its assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection.
The Beaulieu Fibres International site produces high performance fibres for a large variety of applications and market segments. It scored exceptionally well in its FM Global assessment which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazards, mechanical breakdown of machinery and cyber risks.
Its overall risk mark of 83 ranks it within the top 25% of its industry for fire risk prevention and protection.
Commenting on the Award, Maria Teresa Tomaselli, Global Sales Director Fibres, said: “This HPR fibre production site reinforces strongly our supply chain security and demonstrates our engagement towards our customers and partners. Our contingency planning and risk management are essential, well-considered elements within our long-term business strategy to demanding sectors such as Automotive, Geotextiles, Flooring industries.”
Beaulieu Fibres International Wielsbeke is the fourth facility in the Group to attain HPR status, and the third in Europe. Fire risk prevention is a part of the Group’s broader risk management activities. B.I.G. is investing in increasing the level of protection at all its plants to protect business continuity.
All business units of B.I.G. are also implementing a number of safety programmes to maintain strong safety records and further raise awareness of workplace safety.
Karena Cancilleri, Vice President Beaulieu Engineered Products, commented: “I am proud of Beaulieu Fibres International for achieving the highly-regarded FM Global HPR Award and setting an example for the whole Beaulieu International Group. This positive step reflects the strong commitment of the Engineered Products business unit and the rest of the Group to improving safety and protecting our staff, workplaces and production facilities.”
Beaulieu Fibres International received the HPR Award at a ceremony on February 20, 2019 attended by all maintenance staff and representatives of B.I.G. Management, Beaulieu Fibres International Management and FM Global Management.