Unipart Aftermarket Logistics has won the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award 2014. The company was recognised “for its outstanding contribution in setting world class approaches to health and safety in the transport, distribution and motor trade sector,” according to the company. The announcement was made at a gala dinner event held at the Grovesnor House hotel in London last week.

As well as the main award Unipart achieved two distinctions – one for Unipart Aftermarket Logistics and one for Unipart Technology Logistics. The UK sites evaluated by the British Safety Council were: Nuneaton, Magna Park, two locations in Baginton, Burton-on-Trent, Cowley, Honeybourne and two sites at Tamworth.

The awards recognise organisations across the world that have demonstrated a commitment to the health, safety and well-being of their employees. This year 521 companies from around the world, across a range of sectors, were recognised, with 43 achieving a distinction. (A full list of the organisations recognised is available here).

“Winning the Transport, Distribution and Motor Trade Sector Award is testament to Unipart’s determined and structured approach to maintaining the highest standards possible in a challenging and rapidly expanding sector,” said Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of Trustees of the British Safety Council. “We look forward to working with Unipart in the future to help share best practices across the sector.”

Commenting on the award, Frank Burns, managing director of Unipart Logistics said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our employees at the winning sites for ensuring that health and safety has the highest priority. This fantastic achievement marks them out as amongst the best in the world for our approach to health and safety, and is an award of which we should be very proud.”