Covestro, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials, presents its Safety Award to external partner firms who have demonstrated outstanding levels of work safety at its production sites. This year, this coveted prize went to XERVON. XERVON has been working successfully with Bayer MaterialScience, now Covestro, for over 40 years. Major shutdowns had been planned at a number of its plants last year, all of which needed scaffolding so that the facilities could be maintained and serviced. Throughout this period, XERVON did not have a reportable accident nor did they have a single first aid case. “The performance of the employees here was truly impressive,” said Dr Klaus Jaeger, Covestro’s NRW site manager.