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25th February 2019, Wielsbeke

BFI site awarded Highly Protected Risk status

Representatives of FM Global Management and Beaulieu Fibres International at the Award ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

Representatives of FM Global Management and Beaulieu Fibres International at the Award ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu Fibres International (BFI), a leading polyolefin staple fibre producer, has been awarded a 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 BFI site produces high-performance fibres for a large variety of applications and market segments. It scored well in its FM Global assessment, which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazards, mechanical breakdown of machinery, cyber risks and consequent business interruption.

Beaulieu Fibres International Project Team at the Award ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu Fibres International Project Team at the Award ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

Its overall risk mark of 83 ranks it within the top 25% of its industry for fire risk prevention and protection.

“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,” said Maria Teresa Tomaselli, Global Sales Director, Fibres.

BFI 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.

Beaulieu Fibres International received the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) Award at a ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

Beaulieu Fibres International received the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) Award at a ceremony on 20 February 2019. © Beaulieu International Group

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.

“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 improve safety and protect our staff, workplaces and production facilitie,” commented Karena Cancilleri, Vice President, Beaulieu Engineered Products.

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