Launch of the Sword and Globe of Honour awards

The British Safety Council’s has formally launched its prestigious Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, designed to recognise and celebrate health and safety and environmental management excellence.

The 2013 awards mark the 34th year of the Sword of Honour, awarded for health and safety management excellence, and the 4th year of the Globe of Honour awarded for environmental management excellence. 

These two awards are open to organisations from around the world who have achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s audit programme in the period August 2012 – July 2013. They must be able to demonstrate to an independent adjudication panel a culture of best practice for health and safety throughout the business – from the boardroom to the shop floor.  The Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour are an important part of British Safety Council’s drive to recognise and celebrate exemplary health and safety and environmental management in the workplace.  

The closing date for applications is 13 September 2013.  The results will be announced in October. Winning organisations will be invited to a celebratory lunch on 23 November at the historic Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London on Friday 29 November to receive their awards.  Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair, Health and Safety Executive, will be the keynote speaker at the awards luncheon.  
Last year six organisations - Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, Magnox Limited Wylfa site, Norec Limited Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal and Unipart Group Consumer Logistics Cowley - won both the Sword and the Globe of Honour. 

Other noteable Sword and Globe winners in 2012 included Mace MEP for the Shard project, Aston Martin Lagonda Limited Gaydon site, Tata Motors Pune site, International Produce Limited Normanton site, Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited,Roha and Mahad sites, Office Depot Limited Northampton and ITC Limited Bangalore.

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