UK, Qatar and Dubai dominate BSC awards with eight doubles winners
3 Dec 2019
Eight companies from the UK and Arabian Gulf region have chalked up ‘doubles’ wins at the annual British Safety Council Awards.
The firms and organisations have all been awarded the BSC Sword of Honour, granted this year to 86 winners worldwide.
They also comprised all but one of the winners of the Globe of Honour, which went to just nine organisations overall.
Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, said: “The Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards are the most prestigious accolades in our industry. They recognise and reward the organisations from all over the world that have reached the pinnacle of health and safety, or environmental management, or both, in the case of a very small number of companies.
Two of the companies are British – BAE Systems Naval Ships and Unipart Logistics – with the rest all based in the United Arab Emirates or Qatar.
UAE winners include Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects and TECOM Group.
Those from Qatar are Container Shipping, Milaha Internal Audit and the Qatargas Operating Company Commercial & Shipping Group Shipping Department.
Network Rail, Infrastructure Projects Track - High Output, Plain Line, Switches and Crossings North and South Renewals was the only other Globe of Honour recipient.
Meanwhile Indian company DLF received the Special Recognition Award. It also holds the record for highest number of Sword of Honour awards achieved by a single organisation in each of the past two years, with 11 awards in 2018 and 13 in 2019.
Chairman of the British Safety Council Lawrence Waterman said:
“They are an example to us all, in how to look after their employees, how to engage them in health and safety and how to strive to make our organisations places where people can thrive.”
For a full list of this year’s winners click here.