To recognize and celebrate the excellence in health, safety and environmental management standards at the workplace, the British Safety council designed two prestigious awards called "Sword of Honour" and "Globe of Honour" for businesses across the world. These two awards are open to all organizations and ensure the commitment and effort in achieving and sustaining the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental standards in the workplace.
Normally, "Sword of Honour" is awarded for health and safety management excellence whereas "Globe of Honour" is awarded for excellence in environmental management. The business sectors who have achieved a maximum five stars in the British Safety Council's in any one of the following audits are eligible to apply:
To be awarded a Sword of Honour or Globe of Honour, organizations must be in a position to demonstrate a proven track record of excellence in keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment right from the shopfloor to the boardroom.
Applications are duly assessed by an independent adjudication panel of chartered professionals with detailed and objective evaluation of your EHS systems and associated arrangements. Additionally, marking is done based on the audit score (40%) and written applications (60%) to honour the "best of the best" performers in health, safety or environmental management.
Since 1 August 2017, the site must NOT:
Since 1 August 2017 the site must NOT have had:
Note: In addition to the above, the organizations should ensure that there are no ongoing criminal proceedings or prosecutions pending with respect to health and safety or environmental issues at the workplace.
Organization excellent in Health and safety management will be awarded Sword of Honour trophy (hand-crafted in stainless steel) whereas the Globe of Honour trophy (hand-crafted in glass) is meant for awarding organizations excellent in environmental management.
To assist the organizations in accessing their results, the British Safety Council put proper procedures in place to make the result enquiries smooth and flexible. In general, the outcome of a result enquiry may lead to an organization's overall grade being confirmed, raised or lowered.