Emrill won the Health and Safety Award 2020 award at the FMME Awards 2020.
One of the judges stated that Emrill’s initiative to “extend the welfare standards of its own team and adopt the same throughout it supply chain’s employees, emphasises their belief that everyone within the company’s operation, (direct staff or suppliers) be treated well in all regards”.
Talking about the win, Suzie Razmjou, commercial director, Emrill said: “The safety of our people is a core pillar of everything we do. However, our responsibility doesn’t stop there. Through this initiative, we have improved the living experience of not only our employees but also those within our supply chain. We’re actively encouraging not only the facilities management sector but also the wider region to play their part in improving welfare standards because together we can affect a real change.
“Winning this award demonstrates that acting ethically and responsibly while strengthening partnerships and remaining commercially viable is possible and can result in great success.”
Since the awards was carried out online, Razmjou said that the “ceremony worked well”. She added: “While we missed the opportunity to interact and celebrate in person with our peers and clients, it was incredibly uplifting to come together virtually. We’re looking forward to meeting up with everyone again soon.”
The highly commended in this category was won by Khansaheb FM. The firm introduced an ‘HSE Premier League’ program for managing performance of its “human factor” within its safe system of work.
Oliver Sawle, general manager, said: “This idea was derived from the English Premier League and applied into the company’s operations to drive HSE performance and behavioural change. One of the biggest challenges in the FM industry is monitoring every employee for compliance to health & safety standards and this program helped KFM in creating an interdependent safety culture within the company.”
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