Sword and Globe of Honour

The Sword and Globe of Honour awards celebrate and reward those organisations that have reached the pinnacle of health, safety and environmental management. Organisations from around the world who have achieved the top grade in their Five Star Audit are invited to apply. Applications for the 2022 scheme are now closed.

2022 Winners announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour Awards 2022.

View the 2022 Winners list now.

Read the Chief Adjudicator's report here.


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 Sustainability 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.

Why apply?

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.

How to apply?

Applications for the Sword and Globe of Honour are now closed.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact: [email protected].

Key Dates

22 August 2022 Sword and Globe of Honour Application Webinar
14 September 2022 Application submission deadline for audits completed by 31 July 2022
13 October 2022 Results emailed to applicants
14 October 2022 Winners list published
21 October 2022 Result enquiry deadline
04 November 2022 Trophy and plaque orders deadline
9 December 2022 Sword and Globe of Honour Luncheon, Drapers Hall, London


Supporting Resources

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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 health, safety and 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.

Application questions and marking criteria