The British Safety Council has announced the winners of this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards for the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks by businesses around the world. The 57 Sword of Honour and 15 Globe of Honour winning companies have demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel a proven track record of excellence in managing risks to workers’ health and safety or to the environment from the organisations’ activities.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I congratulate the winning organisations and their staff for their commitment to keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment.
“The winners of the 2017 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards are ‘the best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management worldwide. They have not only achieved five stars in the British Safety Council’s independent health and safety and/or environmental management audits, but they have also demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice in health and safety or environmental management.
“The awards process and the final ceremony celebrate their success and encourage other organisations around the world to follow their lead, promoting the business case for proportionate management of health, safety and sustainability.”
The winning organisations came from a wide range of industry sectors in the UK, mainland Europe, India and the Middle East, including construction, education and training, energy generation and distribution, food and drink, leisure, logistics, manufacturing, leisure, retail and transport.
The British Safety Council would like to pay particular tribute to eleven organisations that won the double: both the Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour. These were: Arya Sasol Polymer Company, Bahrain Petroleum Company, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Mount Anvil (Hampstead Manor), Mount Anvil Ltd (Royal Docks West), Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Commercial and Shipping Group, Shipping Department, TEVA UK Limited Castleford, Unipart Logistics Cowley, Unipart Logistics Limited Baginton A, Unipart Logistics Limited Baginton B and Unipart Logistics Ltd Honeybourne DC.
The full lists of winners are located at:
About the Awards
The 2017 awards mark the 38th consecutive year that the British Safety Council has awarded the Sword of Honour for health and safety management excellence and the seventh year of awarding the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management.
The winners achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s independent Five Star health and safety and/or environmental management audits in the period 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. They also demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice for excellence in health and safety or environmental management that runs throughout the business, from the shopfloor to the boardroom.
The winning organisations will be invited to a luncheon at Drapers’ Hall in the City of London on Friday 24 November 2017 to celebrate and share their success. This event will be an enjoyable way to network and share experiences and knowledge about how best to keep workers safe and healthy and to ensure sustainable business practices.