Qatar shipping group Nakilat has been awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ by the British Safety Council for the third consecutive year. This is a prestigious award for organisations that have reached high standards in managing their health, safety and environmental risks.
A statement said: “Despite the challenging circumstances brought about by the global pandemic, Nakilat continued to uphold its exemplary commitment and dedication in operating to the highest international standards and effectively manage occupational health, safety, environment, and wellbeing within the organisation.”
The company has gone to great efforts to ensure a safe workplace to protect its workforce by implementing various measures to prevent the spread of the virus and reduce risks to its employees, contractors and visitors. This was made possible by the adoption of robust systems and procedures in response to the situation which helped ensure Nakilat’s global operations continued uninterrupted while keeping its personnel safe.
Nakilat is among a select number of organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour this year. In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, the 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 between August 2019 and November 2020. Nakilat had also to remotely demonstrate to an independent panel of experts its excellence in health, safety and environmental management throughout the business, from the shop floor to the boardroom.