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Shield, Sword and Globe of Honour

The Shield, Sword and Globe of Honour 2021 awards celebrate and reward those organisations that have reached the pinnacle of health, safety, environmental management and wellbeing. Organisations from around the world who have achieved the top grade in their Five Star Audit are invited to apply.

What are the Shield, Sword and Globe of Honour awards?

These awards celebrate the best of the best, giving great companies the recognition that they deserve.

Each year, those that have achieved a five-star result in one of the following audits are invited to apply:

  • Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit
  • Five Star Environmental Audit
  • Five Star Integrated Health, Safety and Environmental Audit
  • Combined Audit
  • Health & Wellbeing Audit.

With a direct link to the Five Star Audit report, these awards require a detailed and objective evaluation of occupational health, safety, environmental management and wellbeing systems and associated arrangements.

Shield of Honour Award

As a Being Well Together Supporter you gain free access to the new Shield of Honour award, which has been combined with the existing British Safety Council Sword and Globe of Honour Awards from 2021.

British Safety Council has been running the prestigious Sword and Globe Honour Awards for many years, with the Sword of Honour running consecutive for over 40 years and recognising health and safety management excellence. For over ten years the Globe of Honour award has recognised excellence in environmental management.

Newly introduced in 2021, the Being Well Together Shield of Honour award is aimed specifically at Supporters and recognises excellence in health and wellbeing. To be eligible for the Shield of Honour, applicants must have achieved a five star audit in the Five Star Wellbeing audit.

Getting the five star audit is just the start though, applicants need to demonstrate to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice for excellence in health and wellbeing, that runs throughout the business, from the shop floor to the boardroom.

Why apply?

Successful applicants demonstrate that they are among the 'best of the best' through the submission of a written application. The awards give winners the opportunity to:

  • Promote their achievement with the winners' trophy, logo, certificate and press coverage
  • Add this achievement to tenders and corporate literature
  • Motivate their workforce to strive for higher standards.

Shield, Sword and Globe of Honour Luncheon

The award ceremony itself recognises and celebrates health, safety, environmental management and wellbeing excellence, bringing together hundreds of like-minded international leaders across sectors. As the situation around large-scale events remains uncertain, we are currently unable to provide details of the luncheon. We will advise everyone in due course once we have more information.