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387 organisations from across the world achieve prestigious recognition of their work in health, safety and wellbeing.

British Safety Council has today revealed the winners of its prestigious International Safety Awards 2021. The awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have shown a true dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe over the last year. 

This year, 387 organisations of all sizes and sectors won an International Safety Award, including businesses from 37 countries worldwide, including the UK, China, India, Jordan, Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. 85 organisations were awarded a Distinction, 155 organisations were awarded a Merit and 147 organisations achieved a Pass. 

The full list of winners is here.  

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said:  

“It is our vision at the British Safety Council that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires organisations to invest in workplace health, safety and wellbeing. But it also depends on business leaders, managers and staff making health and safety a reality and inspiring their colleagues to do the same. The International Safety Awards recognise those who have made outstanding achievements in health and safety across the world.  

 “The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, shows that an increasing number of companies are embracing the management of health and safety risks as an enabler of business, benefiting people, companies and society. By celebrating the achievements of the 387 winners of the International Safety Awards 2021 and 63 years of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to follow their lead and place employees’ health and safety at the heart of their business.” 

“Our warmest congratulations to all the winners. They should be truly proud of their achievement.” 

The winners span all sectors with significant representation from the construction, manufacturing, oil, gas and mining, and power and utility sectors and include such companies as Arcadis, VolkerHighways, BAE Systems Naval Ships, Nobia UK, Phoenix Natural Gas (UK), Kuwait National Petroleum Company, ROBTSTONE (Middle East), China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp (China), AGT Ağaç Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. (Turkey), Lakdhanavi Limited and Panchshil Realty (India).

Mike Robinson added: “While there is no International Safety & Mates in Mind Awards Gala Dinner this year, we are making plans and look forward to welcoming you to our Gala Dinner in June 2022, to celebrate your success through such challenging times.” 

Other awards for 2021 will be announced on 4 May 2021.  These are:

  • The James Tye Award will recognise an organisation or team of individuals who have developed and run a campaign in 2020 which made a significant impact on health, safety or wellbeing in the workplace.  
  • The Health and Safety Transformation Award (sponsored by Croner-i) for organisations that have changed or transformed any aspect of health, safety or wellbeing through the use of information.  
  • The CEO Award will reward leadership and strategic vision of a CEO who has made a vital contribution to the health and safety of their business and wider society.  
  • Health and Safety Ambassador of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Best in Sector
  • Best in Country
  • Chief Adjudicators Award
  • Crisis Response Award
  • Wellbeing Initiative Award powered by Being Well Together
  • James Tye Lifetime Contribution
  • Financial Wellbeing