Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) has achieved the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Health & Safety for a 17th consecutive year, maintaining its RoSPA Order of Distinction accolade.

One of the most prestigious and recognised schemes in the world, with almost 2000 entries every year, the RoSPA Health & Safety Awards offer organisations a key opportunity to benchmark health and safety performances every year. It also demonstrates companies’ ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.

“RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safely in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

A majority of the awards are non-competitive and mark achievement based on merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold Medals, President’s Awards, Orders of Distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. Achieving the Order of Distinction award requires 15-year consecutive Gold Awards.

Lyndsey Wicks, Northern Europe Health and Safety Manager at Veolia Water Technologies UK commented on the achievement: “We are both proud and delighted to receive this award for a seventeenth consecutive year. It highlights our absolute dedication to health and safety for both our own premises as well as those of our customers. We work hard at exceeding standards when it comes to health and safety, so it is fantastic that our approach and our results are industry recognised.”

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