British Safety Council announces the winners of the 2016 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards.
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 64 Sword of Honour and 18 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 and/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 would like to congratulate those winning organisations and their staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.
“This year’s result has proven that the imperative that that no-one should be injured or made ill at work is increasingly recognised throughout the globe. ‘The best of the best’ performers in health, safety or environmental management, who won the 2016 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, are at the forefront of achieving safe, healthy and sustainable workplace and business practices.
“The awards process and the final ceremony represent an opportunity to celebrate their success and encourage other organisations everywhere to follow their lead, as we know the business case for good health and safety is strong. The more we can do to promote these awards and learn from the winners, the more we can do to protect both workers and the environment.”
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, major hazards, retail and transport.
The British Safety Council would like to pay particular tribute to 14 organisations that won the double: both the Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour. These were: AESSEAL plc, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Mace Group – Infrastructure and Aviation Business Unit, Mace Management Services – Middenmeer, Mount Anvil Ltd - Dollar Bay Project, Mount Anvil Ltd – Queens Wharf Project, Qatargas Operating Company Limited – Commercial & Shipping Group – Shipping Department, Ricoh UK Products Ltd, Teva UK Limited – Castleford, Unipart Aftermarket Logistics – Cowley, Unipart Technologies Logistics – Waterstones, Unipart Aftermarket Logistics – Baginton A, Unipart Technology Logistics – Baginton B and Unipart Technology Logistics Weedon.
The full lists of winners are located at:
About the awards
The 2016 awards mark the 37th 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 2015 – 31 July 2016. 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 25 November 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.