Greencore Northampton, has been awarded a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its colleagues, customers and contractors get home safely at the end of every working day.

The site has achieved the Order of Distinction in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The award will be presented to Greencore at a special ceremony in June.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

Lee Hazlewood – SHE Business Partner Greencore Northampton: “This is a tremendous achievement for us to hit another major milestone in our continual improvement journey here at Northampton. To receive this recognition and be awarded the 2019 Order of Distinction is an amazing achievement in which we all should be very proud. It’s a great testament to the team here at Northampton but also the site’s hard work and dedication over these years in sustaining our improvement that’s enabled us to make our commitment a reality to the Greencore Way People at the Core principale of ‘Keeping People Healthy and Safe’. Thank you to all our teams for your continued and ongoing support in enabling us to celebrate this recognition.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards. Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at 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.

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education.

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organisation operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy.

Headline sponsor of the RoSPA Awards 2019 is NEBOSH – the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for the 14th consecutive year.

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