Beaulieu International Group Yarns has received an FM Global ‘Highly Protected Risk’ Achievement Award (HPR Award) for its yarn production facility in Komen, Belgium.

The HPR Award is assigned by insurer FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s insurance partner. A worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of Beaulieu's assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection. The FM Global assessment considers implementation of measures to protect against fire, natural hazard, mechanical breakdown of machinery and also cyber risks. The local team worked diligently over the last five years to implement all the FM Global recommendations.

“Achieving the prestigious HPR Award recognizes the commitment of the teams at B.I.G. Yarns and the wider Beaulieu International Group to proactive risk management and contingency planning to ensure the safety and protection of our workplaces," said Emmanuel Colchen, general manager,  Beaulieu International Group Yarns. "Safeguarding property is a key element in enabling us to provide business continuity for our customers in demanding sectors like automotive, commercial contract and residential flooring.”

The Group's Yarn's’ Komen production facility is the fifth plant at B.I.G. to receive HPR status - the highest level a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection.