Sword and Globe of Honour winners

British Safety Council awards prestigious health, safety and environmental management honours for the best performing companies worldwide in 2021

British Safety Council has announced the organisations that have been awarded the esteemed Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour Awards for their exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks during the past year.

This year’s winning organisations come from a broad range of industry sectors in the UK, Europe, India and the Middle East, including construction, energy generation, manufacturing, hospitality, facilities management, housing, retail and transport.

The 80 Sword of Honour and eleven Globe of Honour winners demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel their proven track record of excellence in managing risks to workers’ health and safety and/or to the environment from the organisations’ activities.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “Receiving a Sword of Honour or Globe of Honour award is truly significant as they are the most distinguished accolades in our industry. They recognise and reward organisations around the world that have excelled in their health and safety or environmental management, or both in the case of a few companies.

“I congratulate the winning organisations and their staff on their achievements and applaud them for keeping their workplace safe and healthy and contributing to safeguarding the environment. I pay tribute to all the winners for their hard work and commitment and would encourage others to look to them as standard-setters. We thank them for helping to achieve our vision that ‘no-one should be injured or made ill through their work’.”

Peter McGettrick, Chairman of British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of British Safety Council, I congratulate the winning organisations on attaining what is the pinnacle of health, safety and environmental management. Accomplishing such distinction takes real commitment and professionalism.

“This year’s winners of Swords and Globes have demonstrated that they value what is needed in our world now more than ever in that they prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees and put the future of our planet at the core of what they do. These are what underpin and will sustain the successful businesses of tomorrow.”

British Safety Council pays particular tribute to six organisations that won both the Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour. They are:

  • BAE Systems Naval Ships
  • Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
  • Milaha
  • Torrent Power Limited – Surat
  • Torrent Power Limited – Ahmedabad
  • Unipart Group Ltd

The full lists of winners can be viewed here.

About the awardsThe 2021 awards mark the 42nd consecutive year in which British Safety Council has awarded the Sword of Honour for health and safety management excellence and the tenth year of awarding the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management.

The winners achieved the maximum five stars in British Safety Council’s independent Five Star Health and Safety and/or Environmental Management audits in the period 1 August 2020 – 31 October 2021. They also demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice for excellence in health and safety or environmental management that runs throughout the business, from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding an awards ceremony for the 2021 awards.