2014 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour winners

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.

The awards celebrate the efforts of top organisations from across the globe in keeping their workers safe and well, at a time when too many people are still killed and injured at work. They also celebrate organisations that are committed to exemplary management of environmental risks.  

From Doncaster to Doha, Gaydon to Gurgaon, the winning organisations are united in their belief that every worker deserves to be treated with respect and for their safety and health to be given the highest priority.

“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 (listed below) 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. This shows that good health safety and environmental management is good for organisations in all sectors.

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 fifth 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.
 
British Safety Council Sword of Honour winners 2014
 

Academies Enterprise Trust (Bexleyheath Academy) – Bexleyheath, Kent
Academies Enterprise Trust (Kilnfield House) – Hockley, Essex
Academies Enterprise Trust (Maltings Academy) – Witham, Essex
Aramark Ltd – Aberdeen, Scotland
Aston Martin Lagonda – Gaydon, Warwickshire
AWE Construction – Aldermaston, Berkshire
Babcock Marine  - Rosyth, Scotland
Baxter Healthcare Ltd – Northampton, Northamptonshire
Bedford College  Bedford, Bedfordshire
Castle Leisure – Newport, Wales
Castle Leisure – Swansea, Wales
CBRE Ltd
DLF Utilities Limited –  Gurgaon, India
Doosan Babcock (Wylfa Power Station) – Anglesey, Wales
Drydocks World – Dubai, UAE
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – Dubai, UAE
Emirates Technical Associates (ETA) – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hargreaves Industrial Services Ltd – Redcar & Cleveland, North Yorkshire
International Procurement and Logistics Ltd (North) - Normanton, West Yorkshire
International Procurement and Logistics Ltd (Spade Lane) – Hartlip, Kent
International Procurement and Logistics Ltd – Telford, Shropshire
Interserve Industrial Services Ltd – West Bromwich, West Midlands
Jaiprakash Associates Limited (HEW) – Chhijwar, Rewa, India
L&T Modular Fabrication Yard LLC – Sohar, Oman
Mace Technology and Renewables Project Fox - Narborough, Leicestershire
Magnox Ltd (Wylfa Power Station) – Anglesey, Wales
Marafiq (Power & Water Utility Co) – Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (UK) Ltd – Ashford, Kent
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet (Salzburg) – Salzburg, Austria
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet (Naples) - Naples, Italy
Mount Anvil Plc – London
Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd – Mumbai, India
National Construction College (Midlands) - Birmingham, West Midlands
Norec Ltd Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal – Bootle, Lancashire
North Lincolnshire Homes – Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
Piramal Enterprises – Digwal Village, Andhra Pradesh, India
Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Commercial & Shipping Group – Doha, Qatar
Shriram Alkali and Chemicals – Jhagadia Bharuch, India
Sohar International Urea and Chemical Industries (SIUCI) – Sohar, Oman
St Leger Homes of Doncaster – Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Sutton Housing Partnership – Sutton, Surrey
TEVA UK Limited – Castelford, West Yorkshire
Tunnelling and Underground Construction, Ilford, Essex
Unipart Automotive Logistics (Baginton A) – Coventry, West Midlands
Unipart Automotive Logistics (Baginton B) – Coventry, West Midlands
Unipart Automotive Logistics – Evesham, Worcestershire
Unipart Logistics – Cowley, Oxfordshire
Unipart Technology Logistics – Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Unipart Technology Logistics – Nuneaton, Warwickshire
United Biscuits (UK) Ltd – Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire


British Safety Council Globe of Honour winners 2014

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Manufacturing Limited – Sudbury, Suffolk
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – Dubai, UAE
Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Commercial & Shipping Group – Doha, Qatar
Unipart Logistics – Cowley, Oxfordshire
Norec Ltd Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal – Bootle, Lancashire
 

Joint winners of the Sword of Honour & Globe of Honour 2014

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority – Dubai, UAE
Qatargas Operating Company Limited, Commercial & Shipping Group – Doha, Qatar
Unipart Logistics – Cowley, Oxfordshire
Norec Ltd Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal – Bootle, Lancashire