This is the second year running that they have achieved this amazing “double” and they are one of only 11 companies worldwide to have been awarded this honour.
In order to be eligible for the Sword or Globe, an organisation first had to achieve top marks (the maximum five stars) in a British Safety Council Five Star safety or environmental audit in the period August 2016 – July 2017.
As one of nearly 80 organisations worldwide who did this, Teva really demonstrated excellence in the management of health, safety and environment. The companies being recognised this year range from manufacturing and utility to travel and food production companies.
Teva also had to show an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their health and safety or environmental management throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.
To achieve the Sword and Globe the submission process required them to respond to four questions for each award in no more than 750 words each question. The submissions were then marked against strict judging criteria and the results of this were combined with the scores from the audits.
Both the Five Star audits and Sword and Globe awards are specific to Teva’s Castleford site. However a common EHS management system is used across the whole of Teva UK Limited so all the good practices at Ridings Point are just as applicable at Eastbourne, Harlow and out in the field. This is a significant achievement which all at Teva can be very proud of.
Being awarded a British Safety Council Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour is a fantastic achievement. These awards represent the pinnacle in the world of health, safety and environmental management. It's testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in our organisation, and our ongoing commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible business.
Chris Bratt, Health, Safety ＆ Risk Manager.