5th November 2019: In a major boost to workplace safety in India, Indian companies recently won the maximum number of the prestigious Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour safety awards given by the British Safety Council. 41 Indian winners were among the 84 organisations from across the globe which were awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. Nine global companies were also awarded the Globe of Honour.
Each year, the British Safety Council presents the Sword of Honour to companies around the world for health and safety management excellence and the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management. This year the award ceremony will be held on 22 November at Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London.
The large number of Indian winners is an evidence that Indian companies began to prioritise the safety of their employees. This has not always been the case. Studies have stated that limited budgets have been one of the top challenges for Indian companies to drive workplace health, safety and wellbeing initiatives. In India, around 80% of the estimated 465 million-strong workforce are not protected by the existing health and safety legal framework. The situation seems to be slowly changing, as reflected by the growing number of Indian companies which won the awards this year.
The winning organisations came from a wide range of industry sectors in India, the UK, Europe and the Middle East, covering a host of sectors including education, energy construction, food and beverage, leisure, logistics, manufacturing, retail and transport etc. Among the companies which won the Sword of Honour award were: Adani Power Rajasthan Ltd, (APRL), Asian Paints Ltd (Rohtak Plant), Shriram Alkali and Chemicals, sites of DLF Power & Services across India, sites of JK Tyre & Industries Limited, GMR Warora Energy Limited - Maharashtra, sites of L&T, Mindspace Hyderabad and SRF Limited - Packaging Films Business, Bagdoon, Pithampur etc.
Hemant Sethi, Country Head, British Safety Council India, said, “The Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards recognise and reward the organisations that demonstrated the best health and safety performance, or environmental management, or both in the case of a few companies. These organisations are leading the global efforts to make all workplaces safe, healthy and sustainable. They have demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel a proven track record of excellence in managing risks to workers’ health and safety and/or to the environment from the organisations’ activities. I would like to congratulate all the winners on behalf of the British Safety Council.”
Organisations from around the world who have achieved the top grade in the British Safety Council’s Five- Star Audit are eligible to apply for the awards. To achieve the awards, organisations should be fully committed to both excellent standards and continuous improvement.
The British Safety Council is one of the world’s leading health, safety and environmental organisations. It has been helping companies across the globe to look after their people for over 60 years. Its aim is to keep all workers as safe and healthy as possible through campaigning, training and practical guidance.
Winners List India Sword of Honour 2019
Adani Power Rajasthan Limited (APRL)
Asian Paints Limited (Rohtak Plant)
Shriram Alkali and Chemicals – (A unit of DCM Shriram Ltd)
DLF Power & Services Ltd – The Chanakya
DLF Power & Services Ltd – Cyber Green Hanging Floor South 4th Floor Cyber City (Office Complex)
DLF Power & Services – DLF Mall of India
DLF Power & Services Limited – IT Park, Chandigarh IT Park
DLF Power & Services Ltd – Cyber City Chennai
DLF Power & Services Limited DLF Cyber City
DLF Power & Services Ltd Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
DLF Power & Services Limited Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
DLF Power & Services Limited DLF IT PARK–1& DLF IT SEZ, Kolkata
DLF Power & Services Limited DLF Centre Sansad Marg
DLF Power & Services Ltd Multi Level Car Parks (Capitol Point, Baba Kharag Singh Marg & South Square, Sarojini Nagar) New Delhi
DLF Power & Services Limited Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
DLF The Lodhi Hotel
Eon Free Zone (Eon Kharadi Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd)
GMR Warora Energy Limited – Maharashtra
JK Tyre & Industries – Cavendish Industries Limited
JK Tyre & Industries Limited – Chennai
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. Mysore Unit VTP, RTP, OTR
JK Tyres & Industries Ltd – Banmore Tyre plant
L&T B&F IC – Emerald Isle Phase 2 Project Powai Mumbai
L&T Salsette 27 Peninsula Project – Mumbai
L&T B&F IC – Business Tower Phase 1 Powai
L&T B&F IC – Oberoi Sky City Project Mumbai
L&T Rustomjee Crown Project
Larsen & Toubro Limited, Transportation Infrastructure, Railway SBG, WDFC, EMP – 4 Project
Larsen & Toubro Construction, Buildings and Factories Independent Company, WIPRO IT SEZ Project, Gopanpally, Hyderabad
L&T Shipbuilding Ltd, Kattupalli
L&T IICC New Delhi
L&T APTIDCO Projects Krishna District – Andhra Pradesh
L&T AIIMS Project Mangalagari Guntur
Mindspace (Commerzone) Pune excluding Amenity building and MSEDCL switching station
Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore Private Limited – FPSO Armada Sterling
SP Armada Oil Exploration Private Limited – FPSO Armada Sterling II
SRF Limited – Packaging Films Business, Bagdoon, Pithampur
SRF Limited – Packaging Films Business, Indore SEZ, Pithampur
Torrent Power Limited (AMGEN)
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