The British Safety Council celebrates top organisations from across the globe keeping workers safe and well.
The British Safety Council has announced the winners of this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards for excellent health, safety and environmental management.
“With over 2.3 million people in workplaces across the world senselessly killed due to injury or ill health each year,” says British Safety Council chief executive Alex Botha, “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 came 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.