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AGI kicks-off fourth annual safety week

Throughout the week, employees will engage in activities designed to reinforce a strong safety culture.

Every year, an estimated 340 million occupational accidents happen in the global workplace, according to the International Labour Organization. Ag Growth International (“AGI”) is on a mission to create a zero-harm work environment by making safety a core guiding principle and driving best practice awareness during its fourth annual One AGI Safety Week, April 22-26, 2024.

“Today, I am extremely pleased to kick off our 2024 One AGI Safety Week celebrated globally across our organization,” says Paul Householder, AGI President & CEO. “The week reinforces the tremendous safety strides we made last year in reaching an all-time low for recordable and lost time injury rates. This year’s theme, Safer Acts and Safer Conditions, is a call to action for our team to continue to be vigilant, look out for one another, and never compromise on the high safety standards we have set.”

AGI recognizes facilities with one of its highest designations – the AGI Safety Standout Award – for earning one, three, five and even 10 years of no lost time incident records. To date 18 AGI sites worldwide have made milestone achievements including those teams specially honored for earning year-over-year, long-term records: (10 years) Olds, AB and (3 years) Joplin, MO; Nobleford, AB; and Marshall, IL.

“Our employees’ commitment and diligent adherence to safety procedures have enhanced our work environment and ensures that we all return home safely each day,” says Householder. “We aim to make AGI a beacon of safety excellence.”

Throughout the week, employees will engage in activities designed to reinforce a strong safety culture and share best practices that further their commitment to a zero-harm workplace. According to Harsha Bhojraj, AGI Vice President of Manufacturing and Safety Lead, the week also begins employee nominations for AGI’s annual Safety Awards that acknowledge individuals, teams and locations for exemplary safety best practices and performance.

“Our employees are AGI’s safety champions. The nomination process gives them the opportunity to shine a spotlight on colleagues, who they believe go above-and-beyond to embody a safety priority. We want to tell and reward their stories of excellence,” says Bhojraj.

Categories include:

The Outstanding Performance Award, celebrating an individual, team, or location that has demonstrated exceptional safety performance or implemented a significant safety innovation.

The Progress in Safety Award, recognizing a location or team that has shown remarkable improvement in safety metrics over the past year.

The Safety at a Customer Site or Project Award, honoring a project where safety was not just a plan, but a well-executed reality.

Nominations end in October with awards to be announced in the first quarter of 2024. To learn more about AGI’s Safety culture, visit aggrowth.com.

AGI Company Profile

AGI is a provider of solutions for global food infrastructure including seed, fertilizer, grain, feed, and food processing systems. AGI has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil, India, France, and Italy and distributes its product globally.

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