Fruit of the Loom in the UK presented with International Safety Award

British Safety Council 2017 International Safety Award - Merit

Fruit of the Loom in the UK presented with International Safety Award for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work

The International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council is in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2016 calendar year.

Now in their 59th year, the International Safety Awards recognize and celebrate organisations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme's independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.

In 2017, 578 organisations won an International Safety Award. They span all sectors and are drawn from the UK, Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East. These achievements were measured in recognition of a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Fruit of the Loom being one of 300 organisations to be recognised with Merit.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Fruit of the Loom in winning an International Safety Award 2017 with Merit: The British Safety Council commended Fruit of the Loom for its achievement. He said this award is in recognition of our commitment and efforts to keep our employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.

He went on to say that "sensible and proportionate management of health and safety risks at work brings lasting benefits for workers, their families, businesses and society as a whole. By celebrating and sharing the achievements of the winners of the International Safety Awards, we encourage businesses all over the world to follow their lead and place employees' health and safety at the heart of their business. Our warmest congratulations!"

About the International Safety Awards

The International Safety Awards is an annual scheme designed to recognise and reward good health and safety management by organisations of all sizes and sectors around the world during the previous calendar year.

The list of International Safety Award winners for 2017 can be found at: www.britsafe.org/isa

About the British Safety Council

For more than half a century we've been a trusted guide to excellent health, safety and environmental management. We have educated millions of workers and made hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer for everyone. We do this by sharing information, supporting, advising, educating and campaigning. We are a membership organisation and a charity. In 2017, the British Safety Council is celebrating its 60th anniversary.