Indian cement producer Jaiprakash Associates is among those companies recognised by the British Safety Council in this year’s Sword of Honour awards for health, safety and environmental management. The awards celebrate top organisations from across the globe keeping workers safe and well, at a time when too many people are still killed and injured at work.
“With over 2.3 million people in workplaces across the world senselessly killed due to injury or ill health each year,” says Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, “and with an estimated 4% of global GDP lost due to health and safety failure, we know that key to keeping workers healthy and safe is to convince business leaders why good health and safety and environmental management is vital and makes good business sense.
“I am delighted by the range of organisations who have won and by the different regions of the world they represent. This indicates that health, safety and environmental management standards are starting to improve across the world. Our awards shine a light on those who are at the forefront of managing safety, health and environmental risks, celebrating their efforts and encouraging others to follow their lead. The more we can do to promote these awards and the winners and learn from them, the more we can save lives.
“Winning organisations will be invited to London to celebrate and share their success. Our exclusive event will be an enjoyable way to meet others of a similar mind and exchange experiences and knowledge about how best to keep workers safe and well.”
The winning organisations come from a wide range of sectors including construction, education and training, energy generation and distribution, financial services, food and drink, leisure, logistics, major hazards, manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacture, retail and transport.
The British Safety Council would particularly like to pay tribute to those four organisations who won the ‘double’ – both the Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour. These were: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority; Unipart Consumer Logistics – Cowley; Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Commercial & Shipping Group and Norec Ltd – Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal.
The 2014 awards mark the 35th consecutive year the British Safety Council awards the Sword of Honour for health and safety management excellence, and the fourth year of awarding the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management.
The winners had achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s audit scheme in the period August 2013 – July 2014. They have also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent at managing their health and safety and/or environmental risks throughout the organisation – from the shopfloor to the boardroom.
For a full list of winners, click here.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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