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FCC Environment awarded prestigious health and safety management award

12 Oct 2017 10:38

FCC Environment has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.

The company is one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies was one of 57 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health and safety management audit scheme in the period August 2016 – July 2017. They have also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I would like to congratulate FCC Environment – Doncaster and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.

“All of the Sword of Honour winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieving the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”

FCC Environment’s Paul Stokes, Head of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) said “We are delighted to accept the Sword of Honour and being recognised in this way is great news, although it doesn’t come easy, a lot of time and effort from everyone in the organisation has been put in over a number of years which has helped us achieve this accolade. I hope this spurs all our staff on to do even better every day as good Health & Safety makes good business sense. Not only does it protect people it also delivers real value to the bottom line ensuring a successful and competitive business for the future.”

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