Supreme Group Wins International Safety Award

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Awarded for protecting its employees from the risk of injury and ill health at work

The award will show future and prospective customers that we take Health and Safety throughout the company seriously and it is managed equally alongside other activities and functions, said Antony Cotton.

Supreme Group (Supreme) has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2014 calendar year.    

Now in their 57th year, the International Safety Awards seek to celebrate and promote the success of the winning organizations and their employees in maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for all. They are open to businesses, public and third sector bodies of all sizes and sectors. The 2015 award winners have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health.

Supreme Group’s QHSE Operations Manager, Antony Cotton, expressed his delight at receiving the award. “I am thrilled to receive once again the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award. This year we received a merit after answering a number of testing questions set by the British Safety Council. This award clearly demonstrates our commitment to managing Health and Safety in an appropriate and effective manner and the criteria set by the British Safety Council although challenging, shows the importance of ensuring the risk of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. The award will show future and prospective customers that we take Health and Safety throughout the company seriously and it is managed equally alongside other activities and functions.”

More than 500 organizations won an International Safety Award for 2015, and the winning organizations span all sectors and range from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.

Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated Supreme Group on its success. “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate Supreme Group and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with merit for 2015. All of those working at Supreme Group have made this award possible, which recognizes their commitment to preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.

“It was also apparent that these winning organizations overall recognize the value that proportionate and sensible management of occupational health and safety risks brings to the organization, its people and society.

“The International Labor Organization estimates that every year over 2.3 million people globally are senselessly killed due to workplace injury and work-related ill health and an estimated 4% of global GDP is lost due to health and safety failure. Awards have an important role to play in shining a light on those employers who are taking sensible and effective steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their workers, celebrating their efforts and encouraging other businesses everywhere.

“The International Safety Awards rightly reflects the importance of aiming for good standards of health and safety at work. Supreme Group should rightly be proud of its achievement. Our congratulations.” Stone concluded.

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About Supreme Group:

Founded in 1957, Supreme Group is a global leader in the provision of end-to-end supply chain solutions to defense, government, and commercial sector clients around the world. For more than fifty years, the company has provided critical, life-sustaining services that empower clients to accomplish missions in challenging and austere environments.

Supreme offers a unique breadth of capabilities, including procurement, transportation, storage and site services. Supreme has a long history of supporting international organizations and governments. Its current clients include the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and leading military forces including the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Over the years, the company has also partnered with many commercial clients.

As a socially responsible organization, Supreme Group strives to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity across its operations at all times. It is committed to respecting people and the environment; nurturing community development; implementing sustainable business practices; and giving back to the communities in which it operates.

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For other information, please contact:

Sarah Charlton
Corporate Communications Manager
Supreme Group
M +971 56 680 8438

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

Organizations answer a series of online questions about their management of occupational health and safety risks at a specific site or business unit which are marked by independent adjudicators. If the application meets the required standard, a pass, merit or – for really exceptional submissions – a distinction is awarded.

The list of International Safety Award winners for 2015 is at:

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 not-for-profit.

We have set out the five steps and the supporting actions we believe are essential to ensure healthy and safe work activities in our manifesto, Working Well – see:

We would be grateful if you could use British Safety Council in full rather than abbreviating to BSC when quoting our organization.

Business benefits of health and safety campaign
Good health and safety is good business. The British Safety Council has published a report on the business benefits of health and safety that brings together major evidence published in the UK and Europe showing the positive economic impact of reducing risks to the health and safety of workers. More information can be obtained here:

For further information about the British Safety Council go to:, or contact the British Safety Council customer service team on (Tel) +44 (0)20 8741 1231 or (email) customer.service(at)britsafe(dot)org

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British Safety Council
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