HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, today personally accepted the Sword of Honour in Safety and Globe of Honour in Health from the British Safety Council during the Sword & Globe of Honour Winners’ Presentation Luncheon 2012 at the Mansion House in the City of London, England. Al Tayer dedicated these two Awards to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“This is the fifth Sword of Honour that DEWA has been awarded by the British Safety Council, and the first time we have achieved the Globe of Honour. I am delighted that our efforts and strategy have been recognized with this international accolade and benchmark of our commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment,” said Al Tayer on receiving the awards.
“Our vision is to become a sustainable world-class utility, and this requires the inclusion and operation of world-class standards of health and safety for DEWA’s employees, customers, partners and society as a whole. This further supports our commitment to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for a sustainable future for the United Arab Emirates.”
“Thanks to its tireless efforts to maintain its global reputation, DEWA now has a robust Health, Safety and Environment policy in place and also has well-trained and informed staff who are committed to ensuring the highest standards of health and safety,” added Al Tayer.
“The Sword of Honour and the Globe of Honour are international accolades for the best of the best, and DEWA’s receiving these awards again is thanks to our strategy to inculcate a culture focused on Health, Safety and the Environment amongst our staff, as clearly stated in our Vision, Mission and Integrated Management Policy
“Our efforts will continue and at DEWA we remain tirelessly committed to ensuring the highest standards of health, safety and the environment. So, it is my intention that DEWA will continue
in its efforts to achieve these international benchmarks to become a sustainable world-class utility,” concluded Al Tayer.
Staff from DEWA also presented at the Best Practice Exchange for 2012 Sword and Globe of Honour Winners on its milestone achievements in the field of Health and Safety. Dr. Taufik Omeish, Senior Manager for Health, Safety and Dr Bassam Mrayyam, Senior Manager for Environment both co-presented on ‘SMART’ objectives to manage risk, improve, maintain and sustain health and safety standards and to improve competence, productivity and the work environment.
The Sword of Honour is awarded to member organisations for their exemplary management of health and safety. The Globe of Honour is awarded for excelling in environmental management worldwide.
Al Tayer led DEWA’s delegation to receive the awards, which included Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support, Dr. Taufik Omeish, Senior Manager for Health, Safety, and Dr Bassam Mrayyam, Senior Manager for Environment.