IDS Leeds branch wins health and safety award

The Leeds branch of work surfaces distributor IDS has received the Diamond Award from parent company Saint Gobain for demonstrating “exemplary and world-class commitment to environmental health and safety”.

The award was presented to Raja Hussain, branch manager at IDS Leeds, at the Les Miroirs Building, the Paris headquarters of Saint Gobain.

The IDS Leeds branch employs 32 people and sees sales of around £12 million a year.

The company said that health, safety and well-being are key focuses of the business with ‘significant’ investment made in employee training and equipment designed to safeguard the health and welfare of its staff.

Hussain said: “To win this award from our parent company Saint Gobain, we are competing with over 1,000 different businesses across 52 countries worldwide, so being one of the 17 winners is an exceptional accolade for our branch and our fantastic teamwork. We understand how world-class athletes feel, even when you win big you want to keep striving for more.”

This is the second time that an IDS branch has won the Diamond Award, with the Nuneaton central distribution centre gaining it in 2008.

  • Title image: Pictured Raja Hussain (front) holding the Diamond Award with some staff members from the IDS Leeds site
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