Henkel reaffirms its commitment to quality and improved service delivery


Gilbert Ekugbe

Henkel Nigeria, the maker of WAW and Nittol laundry detergents, has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that its products are manufactured to the highest quality standards to meet the needs of its loyal customers across the country.

Quality Manager Elijah Egbedeyi said this when he received on behalf of the company the National Quality Excellence Award as Best Quality Cleaning Soap Production Company of the Year in Lagos.

On receiving the award, Egbedeyi said the recognition is also an assurance of the company’s determination to continue producing innovative and quality products to exceed customer expectations.

He added that Henkel Nigeria aims to develop Nigeria-centric brands and products that are backed by German global standards of product quality and reliability.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Allied Integrated Promotion and Management Limited, a frontline quantity assessment and promotion company, attended by senior government officials, CEOs and quality managers.

The theme of the event; “The Art and Science of Quality/Marketing”, explored the symbiotic relationship between the human and scientific side of quality management.

The summit addressed the soft skills, cultural awareness and leadership offered alongside hands-on presentations, describing cutting-edge applications and technologies, which have helped bridge the gap between emotional and scientific intelligence, and advanced the quality community’s national reputation as a comprehensive resource for progress, innovation and excellence.

In 2016 Henkel acquired Expand Global Industries Limited (EGIL). Since then, Henkel has continuously invested in improving production tools and SHE standards at its Ibadan site. Contributing to satisfying local demand for products that combine high performance, reliability and quality.

Through an extensive network of local distributors, Henkel provides thousands of jobs across the country as it aims to be a major contributor to the Nigerian economy while supporting its driving forces and empowering talent with the ultimate ambition of produce for Nigerians by Nigerians.

In a further development, the detergent maker also celebrated World Day for Safety and Health at Work, reiterating its commitment to workplace safety, which has been an integral part of the company’s corporate culture for decades. decades.

Henkel Nigeria Plant Manager Roman Rylyk said the company is fully aligned with the theme of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022; “Acting together to build a positive safety and health culture”. “At Henkel, our goal is Pioneers at heart for the good of generations.

“This is built from our roots and carries a long-standing legacy of innovation, responsibility and sustainability into the future. Leveraging the health and safety of our workers is critical to the sustainability of our business,” he said.

He noted that the company does this by providing a safe and healthy working environment for the workforce and the concept of collaboration whereby one worker is responsible for the safety of the other.

Rylyk added, “Safety is our top priority in our daily operations. We manage, design and operate our facilities to maximize safety…this includes continuous investment in improving production tools and SHE standards at our factory.

As a multinational company, Henkel has been able to leverage its global best practices to ensure it has a systemic and well-structured local safety standards strategy.

Rylyk claimed that this consists of, but is not limited to, full compliance with local regulations and company standards, as well as providing technical solutions to protect high-risk industrial equipment and training their employees to safety requirements and safe operating procedures.

Staff are trained several times a year on machine handling, safety protocols, coupled with a high level of governance and safety oversight. It is mandatory for all on-site employees to be fully equipped with personnel protective equipment at all times, said Jennifer Ikuenobe, Human Resources Manager of Henkel Nigeria.

Henkel remains committed to complying with various Nigerian labor and occupational health and safety laws by providing a safe working environment for its employees, third-party workers and contractors. The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases around the world as the 2022 edition focuses on strengthening social dialogue towards a culture of safety and of health.


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