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Indian firms win maximum number of safety ‘Oscars’ this year

November 2019

In a major boost to workplace safety in India, Indian companies recently won the maximum number of Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour safety awards given by the British Safety Council. Among the 84 global organisations which were awarded the Sword of Honour, 41 were Indian. Nine global companies were also awarded the Globe of Honour. 

Each year, the British Safety Council presents the Sword of Honour to companies around the world for health and safety management excellence and the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management. This year the award ceremony will be held on 22 November at Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London. 

A large number of Indian winners is evidence that these companies began to prioritise the safety of their employees, which has not always been the case. Studies have stated that limited budgets have been one of the top challenges for Indian companies to drive workplace health, safety and wellbeing initiatives. In India, around 80 per cent of the estimated 465 million-strong workforce is not protected by the existing health and safety legal framework. The situation seems to be slowly changing, as is reflected by the growing number of Indian awardees. 

The winning organisations came from a wide range of industries in India, UK, Europe and the Middle East, covering a host of sectors including education, energy construction, food and beverage, leisure, logistics, manufacturing, retail and transport, among others. 

Hemant Sethi, Country Head, British Safety Council India, said, “The Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards recognise and reward the organisations that demonstrated the best health and safety performance, or environmental management, or both in the case of a few companies. These organisations are leading the global efforts to make all workplaces safe, healthy and sustainable.  They have demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel a proven track record of excellence in managing risks to workers’ health and safety and/or to the environment from the organisations’ activities. I would like to congratulate all the winners on behalf of the British Safety Council.”

Organisations from around the world who have achieved the top grade in the British Safety Council’s Five- Star Audit are eligible to apply for the awards. To achieve the awards, organisations should be fully committed to both excellent standards and continuous improvement.

Sword of Honour 2019 (Indian Winners):

  • Adani Power Rajasthan (APRL)
  • Asian Paints (Rohtak Plant)
  • Shriram Alkali and Chemicals – (A unit of DCM Shriram)
  • DLF Power & Services – The Chanakya
  • DLF Power & Services – Cyber Green Hanging Floor South 4th Floor Cyber City (Office Complex)
  • DLF Power & Services – DLF Mall of India
  • DLF Power & Services – IT Park, Chandigarh IT Park
  • DLF Power & Services – Cyber City Chennai
  • DLF Power & Services DLF Cyber City
  • DLF Power & Services Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
  • DLF Power & Services Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  • DLF Power & Services DLF IT PARK–1& DLF IT SEZ, Kolkata
  • DLF Power & Services DLF Centre Sansad Marg
  • DLF Power & Services Multi-Level Car Parks (Capitol Point, Baba Kharag Singh Marg & South Square, Sarojini Nagar) New Delhi
  • DLF Power & Services Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  • DLF The Lodhi Hotel
  • Eon Free Zone (Eon Kharadi Infrastructure)
  • GMR Warora Energy – Maharashtra
  • JK Tyre & Industries – Cavendish Industries 
  • JK Tyre & Industries – Chennai
  • JK Tyre & Industries Mysore Unit VTP, RTP, OTR
  • JK Tyres & Industries – Banmore Tyre plant
  • L&T B&F IC – Emerald Isle Phase 2 Project Powai Mumbai
  • L&T Salsette 27 Peninsula Project – Mumbai
  • L&T B&F IC – Business Tower Phase 1 Powai
  • L&T B&F IC – Oberoi Sky City Project Mumbai
  • L&T Grasim
  • L&T Rustomjee Crown Project
  • Larsen & Toubro, Transportation Infrastructure, Railway SBG, WDFC, EMP – 4 Project
  • Larsen & Toubro Construction, Buildings and Factories Independent Company, WIPRO IT SEZ Project, Gopanpally, Hyderabad
  • L&T Shipbuilding, Kattupalli
  • L&T IICC New Delhi
  • L&T APTIDCO Projects Krishna District – Andhra Pradesh
  • L&T AIIMS Project Mangalagari Guntur
  • Mindspace Hyderabad
  • Mindspace (Commerzone) Pune excluding Amenity building and MSEDCL switching station
  • Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore – FPSO Armada Sterling
  • SP Armada Oil Exploration – FPSO Armada Sterling II
  • SRF – Packaging Films Business, Bagdoon, Pithampur
  • SRF – Packaging Films Business, Indore SEZ, Pithampur
  • Torrent Power (AMGEN)