The RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award
Sponsored by Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company of Bahrain, the RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award recognises excellence in environmental as well as health and safety management.
The way any organisation manages environmental issues is a crucial measure of its standards of corporate social responsibility, competitiveness and vision. As more and more organisations accept the link between these, it is increasingly clear that, like health and safety, environmental concerns must be managed strategically and integrated at the very heart of management systems and decision-making.
RoSPA and GPIC believe that businesses have a fundamental role to play in enhancing and protecting the environment and that by providing recognition for an environmental 'champion' others can be encouraged to adopt the same philosophy.
Winning this major award could:
- Enhance your organisation's profile to customers, peers and stakeholders
- Demonstrate your commitment to excellence in environmental management
- Gain competitive advantage through association with environmentally-focused policies and work activity
- Motivate individuals by recognising those within the organisation committed to this important issue.
The award comprises:
- The RoSPA Dilmun Trophy to be held for one year
- A commemorative plaque to be retained permanently
- Entitlement to use the award logo on corporate stationery and website.
Entrants will be required to
- Complete an Achievement or Industry Sector Award submission
- Provide accident, ill health and enforcement data
- Supply cross-referenced evidence to support your entry
- Compile a separate RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award submission, linked to supporting evidence. A brief organisation profile is required, followed by a submission structured as follows:
Section 1 - Part A
An environmental policy is an entry level requirement for Dilmun Trophy entries. Evidence should be provided that a UKAS certified ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System / EMAS is established and implemented. If it is not, a strong business case must be cited to explain why not.
Part A should also show how environmental management performance is reported either:
- Via a separate annual environmental sustainability report
- As part of a company corporate responsibility report
- In an externally verified report
In this section, entrants must:
- Demonstrate how the environment is considered as part of CSR practice
- Show the level of workforce commitment and involvement
- Describe the regime for environmental monitoring and reporting, including setting/reviewing improvement targets
- Indicate how experience is shared to promote good environmental management practice
- Provide evidence of innovative/creative approaches to protecting the environment in current practice and plans
A short summary (200 words approx) is required of how your organisation contributes to all of the following initiatives that are relevant to its operations, where possible stating details of third party certification and / or quantified data:
- Greenhouse gas emissions / carbon reporting
- Waste prevention / minimisation
- Zero to landfill (reuse, recycling, recovery)
- Biodiversity action plans (direct or supply chain)
- Supply chain improvement
- Hazardous material minimisation
- Green fleet logistics
- Pollution minimisation
- Product development eg eco-product, environmental labelling (for Manufacturing or Construction Sectors)
- Environmental impact assessment (for Utility/Energy/Site or Estate Management)
Select three of these categories to expand upon in more detail (up to 1000 words)
This part must include details of any previous enforcement record related to the environment as well as health and safety. Any pending issues must also be disclosed. If there are no such issues to include, a declaration to this effect is required so that it is clear that the section has not been overlooked.
The trophy design is based on a 'Dilmun Seal' representing the journey of ancient kings and nobles of the Middle East to Dilmun (the old name for the Kingdom of Bahrain - 'the land of eternity'), which they believed was heavenly with its abundant spring water, palm trees and oases. The sailing symbolism also aptly represents the fine balance needed in working together towards excellence in health, safety and environmental management.
Born in Bahrain, Rashed Al Oraifi is known in the Arabian Gulf region as the 'Dilmun Artist'. His pioneering work has established Bahrain's folklore heritage as an art form and has been exhibited locally, regionally and internationally.
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