In 2017, Novus set a new record for company matching with more than $111,974 donated to individual employee causes and charities (excluding our partnership charity, United Way). In addition, more than 700 volunteer hours were matched with a monetary donation from the company.
In India, Novus celebrated World Egg Day in various cities including Chennai, Namakkal, Pune and Hyderabad. Dialogues on the benefits of eggs were initiated around the country, and eggs were distributed in various forms to schools and to the public at small events. In Thailand, Novus joined hands with Quality Vet Solutions (QVS) to educate children on the nutritional value of eating eggs through storytelling and activities.
In 2017, Novus’s production facility in Arkansas, USA and its employees were presented with one of the highest honors possible from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program, the VPP Star Certification. Novus is only the 40th VPP-certified site in Arkansas, with less than 2,300 currently certified sites across the U.S.
Novus can once again boast an above average safety record in its seven finished goods manufacturing facilities. With more than 200,000 hours worked, a lost time and total recordable incident rate of less than 0.3 was recorded. (The average rate for U.S. manufacturing facilities was 3.2 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.) This is driven by the company’s efforts to surpass required regulations in order to ensure Novus policies and processes are best in class.
The long-term viability of the industry requires partnership and understanding of stakeholder needs.