Honours for environmental champions

The British Safety Council has launched a scheme to spotlight organisations that deliver best practice in all areas of environmental management. Globe of Honour will formally recognise companies who have […]

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The British Safety Council has launched a scheme to spotlight organisations that deliver best practice in all areas of environmental management.

Globe of Honour will formally recognise companies who have fully embraced environmental management and sustainability as a core business operation. The award mirrors the British Safety Council’s already highly successful and competitive Sword of Honour scheme, which recognises top performers in occupational health and safety from around the world.

The eligibility criteria are strict. Firstly, organisations must have undertaken the British Safety Council Five Star Environmental Audit. Secondly, organisations must have been awarded the maximum five out of five stars in their audit performance. And even then, only a select number of the best applicants each year will go on to be awarded a Globe.

Dr Keith Whitehead, Environmental Advisor for the British Safety Council, said that “there is no other audit scheme that covers the range of environmental practices that the Five Star Environmental Audit does, and therefore the Globe of Honour winners can confidently say that they have reached a world class standard in environmental management.”

Julie Nerney, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “Gone are the days when the sole purpose of big business was to generate revenue for the shareholders. Today corporate social responsibility continues to climb the agenda for many organisations and environmental management is at the forefront. The Globe of Honour will strive to raise standards even further and encourage more organisations to be the best they can, for themselves and for their environment.”