Nakilat has been awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ by the 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 received 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 has to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s health, safety, and environmental management audit scheme from August 2017 to July 2018.
Nakilat 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 CEO 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 organisation, 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) programme 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.” He added: “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 the Qatar National Vision 2030, as well as our vision to be global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”
British Safety Council chairman Lawrence Waterman 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.”British Safety Council chief executive Mike Robinson added: “I would like to congratulate Nakilat and its staff for their huge commitment to keeping their workplace safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities.”
Sources and photo-credits: Gulf Times