Garda World Security Corporation

Garda World Security Corporation

March 25, 2015 08:00 ET

GardaWorld International Protective Services Wins an International Safety Award

GardaWorld International Protective Services 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 in 2014.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - GardaWorld, the largest privately-owned business solutions and security services company in the world, today announced that its International Protective Services business 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.

"Everyone at GardaWorld International Protective Services has worked very hard to achieve this important milestone. We ensure that the culture and delivery of safety and compliance are integral to the daily performance of our services in many of the world's most challenging environments, and this award validates the individuals within our workforce's steadfast commitment to this effort", said Oliver Westmacott, GardaWorld International Protective Services President and Chief Operating Officer.

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

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.

"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," added Mr. Stone.

The International Labour 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. GardaWorld International Protective Services should rightly be proud of its achievement. Our congratulations," continued Mr. Stone.

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Images of the International Safety Awards are available to illustrate this press release - please contact the British Safety Council's media team below. Following the Gala Dinner on 25 April 2015, photographs of the presentation of the awards to the winning organizations who attended will be available.

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: www.britsafe.org/isa

About GardaWorld International Protective Services

GardaWorld International Protective Services serves clients in emerging, complex and high-risk markets around the world. Our team of internationally trained security and risk management personnel provides flexible, low profile security services when and where they are needed most. We secure your employees, assets, and reputation so you can focus solely on running daily operations and growing your business. We work across multiple business sectors to provide protection and security for clients in the diplomatic, development, defense, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.garda.com/gw

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