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British Safety Council launches Sword and Globe of Honour awards

The British Safety Council has launched this year's Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate health and safety and environmental management excellence.
The Sword of Honour award is now in its 34th year and is presented for health and safety management excellence. Awarded for environmental management excellence, the Globe of Honour is in its 4th year.

Both awards are open to organisations from around the world who have achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council's audit programme between August 2012 and July 2013. They must be able to demonstrate to an independent adjudication panel a culture of best practice for health and safety throughout the business, from the boardroom to the shop floor.

The Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour are an important part of British Safety Council's drive to recognise and celebrate exemplary health and safety and environmental management in the workplace.

The closing date for applications is 13 September 2013 and the results will be announced in October. Winning organisations will be invited to receive their awards at a celebratory lunch on 29 November at the historic Goldsmiths' Hall in London. Judith Hackitt CBE, chair, Health and Safety Executive, will be the keynote speaker.

Last year six organisations - Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, Magnox Limited Wylfa site, Norec Limited Liverpool Bulk Handling Terminal and Unipart Group Consumer Logistics Cowley - won both the Sword and the Globe of Honour.

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22 August 2013


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