Second Distinction status for VolkerHighways at the 2023 International Safety Awards

VolkerHighways is delighted to announce that it has received its second Distinction status at the International Safety Awards, from the British Safety Council.


The business was awarded the status for its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2022 calendar year. VolkerHighways was one of only 136 organisations from around the world to be awarded the Distinction status.

Now in its 65th year, the International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world, which have demonstrated their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year. The awards also acknowledge organisations that have shown commitment to wellbeing and mental health at work. 

Jason Convey, head of HSEQS for VolkerHighways, said: “To be awarded our second consecutive Distinction status at the International Safety Awards is a huge achievement and testament to everyone who works for the business – whether you work on a site or are office based – you have all made a difference.”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council, congratulated VolkerHighways on their success in winning an International Safety Award 2023 with a Distinction: “The British Safety Council applauds VolkerHighways on their achievement. The award is in recognition of their commitment and hard work to keep their employees and workplaces free of injury and ill health.  

“The vision of British Safety Council is that no-one should be injured or made ill through their work – anywhere in the world. Achieving this requires more than complying with legislation; it means people committed not only to health and safety but also more and more to workplace wellbeing and impelling others to follow suit.

“The long list of winners of the International Safety Awards, demonstrates that a significant number of companies recognise that effective management of health and safety risks is a business growth enabler, benefiting not just employees, but organisations and wider society. By celebrating the achievements of the 774 winners of the 2023 International Safety Awards and over six decades of improving health and safety standards around the world, we encourage other organisations to adopt this approach and place employees’ health, safety and wellbeing at the core of their business.”

“Our heartfelt congratulations to VolkerHighways. All of those working at VolkerHighways should be enormously proud of their achievement.”