Nakilat awarded prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ from British Safety Council in Health, Safety and Environmental Management
3 December 2018
Nakilat has been awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ by British Safety Council, for organisations that have reached the pinnacle of excellence in managing the company’s health, safety and environmental risks. The ceremonial sword was received at a ceremony held recently in London.
Nakilat was one of 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, 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, safety and environmental management audit scheme in the period August 2017 – July 2018. Nakilat has also demonstrated to an independent panel of experts that the company is excellent in its health, safety and environmental management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
Nakilat’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said, “This award is a proud moment for everyone at Nakilat. We are very pleased to receive this award, which was achieved on the very first occasion of us participating in the BSC’s 5 Star HSSE audit. It bears testimony to our determination to operate at the highest international standards and effectively manage occupational health, safety, environment, and employee well-being within the organization, as outlined in our mission statement to safely, reliably and efficiently provide shipping and maritime services. This is a result of the efforts of all our employees for their dedication to support the company’s Incident and Injury Free (IIF) program and is a clear indication of what can be achieved when we work together to ensure everyone gets home safe, be it our employees, clients or stakeholders. We appreciate the British Safety Council’s work in promoting excellence in workplace health, safety and environmental management. Nakilat strives toward focusing its energy on driving continuous improvement in the workplace, aligned with the values espoused in Qatar National Vision 2030 as well as our vision to be global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”
Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council I would like to congratulate Nakilat on achieving the very highest standards of health, safety and environmental management. Excellence at this level is very hard won. We are proud to have supported you in your achievements”
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: “I would like to congratulate Nakilat and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimizing risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities. All of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve 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.”