L’Oréal Brazil win top prize at health and safety awards


L’Oréal’s administrative sites in Brazil, which employ more than 2,700 people, have been presented with the top prize at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2021.
This is the first occasion that an office-based organisation has won the Sir George Earle Trophy, which is the highest honour that the RoSPA Awards can bestow. The winners have demonstrated excellence in health and safety management, commitment to continuous improvement and a duty of care that extends beyond the workplace.
L’Oréal Brazil’s winning approach was characterised by a commitment to a strong health and safety management capability, rooted in the care and concern shown by the organisation’s culture, outwardly displayed through strong employee-focused health and safety leadership from senior management, and clear local-level workforce ownership of L’Oréal’s group policies.
Notable highlights of L’Oréal Brazil’s application included the management of road safety whilst driving for work, and its response to the COVID-19 challenges faced in Brazil, both in going above and beyond in protecting its own workforce, and in its investment and support of local communities.
Malcolm Staves, L’Oréal Global Vice President Health and Safety said: “L’Oréal established the partnership with RoSPA back in 2017 to promote health and safety in the organization and beyond under the [email protected]@Home initiative.
“A total of 54 L’Oréal locations all over the globe have won RoSPA awards this year and we are beyond proud of our Brazilian team who won the coveted Sir George Earle Trophy. These recognitions underline the commitment of L’Oréal to the health, safety and wellbeing of our 85,400 employees.
“This has been especially true during the COVID-19 crisis, as people are  heart of all that we do and their health, safety and wellbeing is a core value for L’Oréal.“
Winning a RoSPA Award is internationally-renowned as the pinnacle in health and safety achievement. Now into its 65th year, and with a reach of 7 million employees across the world, the scheme welcomes nearly 2,000 entrants each year from across a range of different sectors.
RoSPA Chief Executive, Errol Taylor, said: “The RoSPA Awards exist to drive up standards in health and safety, shine a light on best practice and recognise fresh approaches to keeping people safe. This year’s winner of the Sir George Earle Trophy, L’Oréal Brazil, epitomises these principles with its commitment to ensuring safety in the workplace and beyond. As well as having exemplary standards of occupational safety and health, their work has saved countless lives in the communities they serve.
“Through its innovative occupational safety and health schemes, L’Oréal Brazil is addressing the risks that staff face every day, in their homes, while travelling, in the workplace and while enjoying leisure pursuits.
“Every year we are delighted to see some really amazing work being delivered by our health and safety colleagues around the world, and 2021 has been no exception.”
The awards programme, which is sponsored by NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), is one of the largest occupational health and safety awards programmes in the world. It recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
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