What are the Sword and Globe of Honour awards?
These awards celebrate the best of the best, giving great companies the recognition that they deserve.
Each year, those that have achieved a five-star result in one of the following audits are invited to apply:
- Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit
- Five Star Environmental Audit
- Five Star Integrated Health, Safety and Environmental Audit
- Combined Audit.
With a direct link to the Five Star Audit report, these awards require a detailed and objective evaluation of occupational health, safety and environmental management system(s) and associated arrangements.
Successful Sword and Globe applicants demonstrate that they are among the 'best of the best' through the submission of a written application and achieving their Five Star Audit. The awards give winners the opportunity to;
Promote their success with the winners' trophy, logo, certificate, and press coverage
Add this achievement to tenders and corporate literature
Showcase their commitment to excellent health and safety standards
Motivate their workforce to strive for higher standard
- Benchmark themselves against others in their field.
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Click here to read the full eligibility criteria for the Sword and Globe of Honour awards.
Adjudication process and results
The written applications are marked by an independent panel of adjudicators appointed, trained and monitored by the British Safety Council. The adjudicators are all senior level environmental practitioners. A rigorous standardisation process ensures that each adjudicator applies the marking scheme in exactly the same way so that all applications are marked consistently to the same standard.
Click here to view the full criteria for the adjudication process and results.