INSEE’s philosophy acknowledged with accolades

December 14, 2020 | 07:00
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Continuous efforts to safeguard employees, communities, and the planet have enhanced the reputation of INSEE Vietnam and helped it gain recognition for the company among the top 100 Sustainable Companies for 2020 in Vietnam.
insees philosophy acknowledged with accolades
INSEE Vietnam has been proud to receive yet more awards for its vital efforts for employees and society

This is the fifth consecutive year INSEE Vietnam has taken home the prestigious award that distinguishes best performers on the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) compiled by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Receiving this award, the company has once again confirmed its sustainable development commitment through implementation of its triple-bottom-line of prosperity, planet, and people.

Under the brand philosophy of “Build for Life”, INSEE Vietnam is continuously researching and challenging conventional thinking to implement the circular economy concept in all its manufacturing processes.

INSEE Vietnam is currently utilising waste heat from its kiln coolers to generate power and reduce reliance on the grid. This waste-heat recovery offers enormous benefits for the economy, society, and environment, meeting 25 per cent of the plant’s electricity demand – enough to provide electricity for 18,000 households for a whole year – relieving pressure on the national grid and generating around 6MW of power.

This system enables INSEE Vietnam to indirectly eliminate approximately 25,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 9,300 tonnes of coal each year.

Meanwhile, the company’s priority on employee health and safety is apparent in the advanced procedures in place as well as the strong investment in modern technology and protocols to create a healthy working environment. In addition, the INSEE benefit package was designed to maximise physical and mental protection for employees and their families.

“INSEE Vietnam always listens to opinions and acknowledges the efforts and contributions of our employees,” said Philippe Richart, INSEE Vietnam general director. “Moreover, we ensure a fair working environment so that all of our members can dedicate themselves to their tasks with complete peace of mind.”

Striving to build excellent human resources, INSEE Vietnam keeps constant focus on talent development throughout the organisation through various programmes, including enterprise-based vocational education, junior engineer trainees, and development programmes for graduates, leaders, and supervisors.

INSEE provides the best opportunities for employees to train, develop, and improve their skills while simultaneously recognising their contributions by an effective and impartial internal management team.

The group also operates various strategic social responsibility programmes on supporting education development, sustainable community building, and local infrastructure development. Throughout the course of 2019, the company deployed 29 community projects with a total value of VND8.6 billion ($374,000) and more than 75,000 beneficiaries. In 2020, INSEE has also implemented outstanding funding projects such as accompanying the “Bring fresh water to Mekong Delta” project and constructing Kien Binh 2 School in Kien Giang province.

The latter project tied in with educational development, a central direction for the company’s corporate social responsibility activities. Every year, the company signs framework agreements with select universities to cooperate in staging activities for students such as technical seminars and internships.

The highlight of these programmes is the INSEE Prize, which has been held annually since 2009. This is a competition for students of construction and engineering to help them discover and realise their ideas. Throughout more than 11 years of the competition, the INSEE Prize has put eight projects in practice, distilled from more than 3,100 ideas submitted from 43 universities. These projects have served to better the lives of more than 5,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries.

“Our brand philosophy pushes INSEE and each employee to realise that our responsibility is to promote sustainable growth in Vietnam. Our goal is to build a system of constant innovation while ensuring work-life balance for members. Our strong workforce is guaranteed to prioritise the safest working environment,” added Richart.

By Nguyen Tien

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