In recognition of its continued efforts to set the standard as a premier company and to safely, efficiently and reliably manage and operate all of its resources, Qatargas is the first Qatari organisation to win the two most prestigious awards in the area of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping operations from the British Safety Council, the “Sword of Honour” for occupational health and safety management and the “Globe of Honour” for environmental management.
Qatargas was one of only four organisations worldwide who were successful in winning both the Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour in 2014. It was one of 50 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety and one of five organisations worldwide presented with a Globe of Honour, which is awarded to organisations who have demonstrated excellence in environmental management.
In order to compete for the Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour, Qatargas first had to achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s occupational health and safety and environmental management audit scheme in the period August 2013 – July 2014. Qatargas had to also demonstrate to an independent panel of experts that they are excellent in their occupational health and safety and environmental management throughout their Shipping business.
Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, received the award from Alex Botha, British Safety Council Chief Executive,at a special ceremony held at Drapers’ Hall in London.
On the occasion, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are deeply honoured to receive this prestigious recognition as evidence of our continued efforts to promote world class standards and integrate best practices into our business performance. Through the hard work and dedication of the Qatargas Shipping Department, this is yet another milestone in achieving our vision to become the world’s premier LNG Company.Today we are proud to be the first Qatari organization and one of only four organizations worldwide to have achieved both of these highly significant global recognitions in 2014. We are committed to maintaining and enhancing our performance to ensure we continue to meet the highest global standards through the years to come and strongly encourage others to join us on this journey towards health, safety and environmental excellence.”
Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council said: “Our warmest congratulations to 50 of our member organisations who have won the Sword of Honour and the five organisations who have won the Globe of Honour. These awards recognise and celebrate the excellence of the winning organisations and their employees in managing health, safety and environmental risks.
What all of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share is a commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health, safety and/ or environmental management and to keep their employees healthy and safe. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”