Recognizing Business Success through Excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental Management
BACKGROUND & RATIONALE:
The National H.S.E Awards has become the de facto opportunity for businesses to benchmark their health, safety and environmental excellence. AMCHAM T&T firmly believes that these Awards do not only highlight excellent performance in H.S.E but they also encourage companies to implement and uphold the highest standards of H.S.E management and practice, striving for continuous improvement and excellence at all times. These Awards are intended to promote the implementation of best practice H.S.E Management Systems, which embody the classical model for continual improvement through the ‘Plan –Do – Check –Act’ cycle.
This year we intend to have four (4) award categories ‘Excellent H.S.E Performance’,‘Most Improved H.S.E Performance’, ‘Outstanding H.S.E Project’ and the newest award category- ‘BCP Special Award - Business Continuity and Surviving the Pandemic’. Applicants must submit a screening form and upon successful approval by the judges, applicants would then be invited to submit for the Awards.
Excellence in HSE Awards - click here for screening form(deadline to submit screening form is July 27th 2020) This award will recognize successful business models from organizations that uphold HSE as a key business value, and excel in both HSE and business performance. This award aims to:
Recognize entities that have HSE well integrated as a key organizational value and in which measurable achievement in HSE performance is linked to productivity and profitability.
Establish a validated process by which companies can measure the performance of their HSE systems against well-tested and internationally accepted systems.
Through a rigorous systematic review process, capture and evaluate successes and as applicable, share HSE lessons learned.
Foster the sharing of leading HSE management systems and best practices for educational purposes.
BCP Special Award - Business Continuity and Surviving the Pandemic - click here for screening form(deadline to submit screening form is July 27th 2020) - (guided by the 4 phases of pandemic planning PPRR model). This award aims to recognize entities that have sought to manage their business response to the interruptions cause by COVID-19 and have reviewed and updated their business continuity plans to insure their operational resiliency.
Criteria would look at the identification, development and implementation where feasible of the following:
1. Risk Management Plan
a. Identification of the risks
b. Assessment of the risk to the business
c. Development of strategies to mitigate against its impact
2. Business Impact Analysis
a. Identification of core services, and what is needed to maintain the supply chain
b. Consideration of financial implications, such as cash flow, cost increases and insurance
3. Incident Response Plan
a. Protection of the health of staff – telecommuting, safety havens for critical staff, increased health surveillance protocols, provision of PPE
b. Development of a communications strategy for employees, customers and suppliers
c. Identification of contingency plans for the unexpected
d. Schedule how the plan will be tested and updated.
4. Recovery Plan
a. Development of a timeline by which normal business operations can resume.
Most Improved HSE Performance -click here for screening form(deadline to submit screening form is July 27th 2020) This award is intended to recognize companies that have achieved significant improvements in the management of occupational health and safety and environmental management. It seeks to encourage companies to successfully establish, implement and maintain HSE management systems to achieve a full systems approach to HSE management.
Outstanding HSE Project-click here for screening form(deadline for screening form is July 27th 2020) HSE Award – Project Category This prestigious award seeks to recognize and inspire entities who are committed to forging the path towards HSE excellence by implementation of a project! This project must be completed or significantly completed in that has resulted in significant and sustainable improvement in the organization’s occupational safety and health or environmental performance and/ or management program.
Projects must relate to occupational health, safety and environmental activities in the workplace, facility, contractors’ workplace, surrounding community, or have benefits to the national community. The project must achieve specific, positive HSE impacts which are measurable and/or verifiable. The project must serve to advance the stakeholders in manner that is beyond legal compliance requirement and/or goes beyond the operational norm of the organization and/or enhances the current operation to benefit HSE aspects. The ideal project is scalable and sustainable.
Criteria The criteria take into consideration the range of ventures that can be considered projects. However, the project should contain the basic tenants as listed below:
- The project must have a defined commencement and end date
- The completion date must be within the judging period specified by the AmCham
- The project should specify a deliverable and expected outcome
- The project should specify the persons and/or groups expected to be positively impacted
- The project must enhance HSE metrics of the stakeholders listed in the synopsis
- Enhancement of HSE metrics must be accompanied by documentation, data, statistics, and verifiable and traceable information
- Consideration will be given to projects which are able to be scaled, repeated nationally and/or globally and / or are sustainable
- Aspects of the project such as innovation will assist in the ranking in making determination for future consideration or determining a winner
Organizations will compete for awards according to the size of the entity (i.e. Small, Medium and Large) within the following Sectors: