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24th March 2017
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Ideal Standard International celebrates new RoSPA win
Ideal Standard International, a leading provider of innovative, design-driven bathroom solutions, is celebrating the win of its third RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Occupational Health & Safety Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award is only awarded to companies gaining RoSPA's Gold Achievement Standard level for five consecutive years.
The award recognises organisations that lead the field in demonstrating a rigorous approach to occupational health, with excellent Health & Safety management systems; strong audit results and culture; and high levels of compliance.
The Gold Medal Award will be presented at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on 17th May 2011.
Ideal Standard International has shown a real commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others," says David Rawlins, RoSPA Awards Manager, says. "We hope other businesses and organisations follow its lead and strive for continuous improvement in Health & Safety management."
The RoSPA awards are not just about reducing the number of accidents and cases of ill-health at work; they also help to ensure that organisations have adequate and appropriate Health & Safety management systems in place. Entering the awards scheme reinforces the message that good Health & Safety is good business practice and clearly demonstrates an organisation's dedication to achieving high levels of performance in this crucial area.
Dennis Thompson, UK Health & Safety Leader for Ideal Standard International, is extremely proud of the achievement. "This incredible result is only possible with the commitment, teamwork and involvement of everyone," he says. We have achieved an unimaginable improvement that we all should, and must, be proud of. The RoSPA Awards is great recognition and confirmation by an outside independent organisation that we are continuing to improve - well done to everyone."
Ideal Standard International, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is a privately-owned company, operating independently in Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The company also has presence in Central and South America via a joint venture called Incesa.
With bathroom solutions as its core business, the company provides bathroom furnishings, fixtures and shower enclosures for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Its products are sold under its strong international brands Ideal Standard, Jado and American Standard (Asia/Pacific and Incesa), as well as leading local brands including Incesa Standard (Incesa), Armitage Shanks (UK), Ceramica Dolomite (Italy), Porcher (France and Incesa) and Vidima (Eastern Europe).
The company employs some 17,300 people and is operational in over 30 countries.
25th March 2011