Foster Wheeler announced Tuesday that the UK subsidiary of
its global engineering and construction
group has been
awarded, for the seventh successive year, the prestigious
Order of Distinction a
ward for occupational health
and safety by the UKs Royal Society for the Prevention
of Accidents (RoSPA).
The award will be presented during a ceremony in London on
The Order of Distinction is RoSPAs highest
achievement award and is only presented to those companies
which have attained at least 15 consecutive RoSPA gold awards
for outstanding health and safety performance. Foster Wheeler
has received twenty-one consecutive RoSPA gold awards.
We take great pride in once again receiving this
prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction, said Roberto
Penno, CEO of Foster Wheeler's global engineering and construction
award reflects our companys commitment to our
strategy designed to engender a Zero
Harm safety culture. It also confirms that our health,
al and security (HSES)
performance is underpinned by world-class systems implemented
by an engaged and committed workforce. While this latest
award provides assurance that Foster Wheeler is truly a
leader when it comes to HSES management, it also helps to
drive continuous improvement.
A UK safety charity, RoSPAs mission over the last 97
years has been to save lives and reduce injuries, both in and
out of work, across all ages and stages of life. In support
of this mission, the RoSPA awards, which date back 58 years,
recognize commitment to continuous improvement in accident
and ill health prevention at work.
Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and
organizations of all types and sizes from across the UK and
overseas, judges consider entrants overarching
occupational health and safety management systems, including
practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational
health and safety standards across the board," said David
Rawlins, RoSPA awards manager. "Organizations that gain
recognition for their health and safety management systems,
such as Foster Wheeler, contribute to a collective raising of
the bar for other organizations to aspire to, and we offer
them our congratulations.