Embassy, India’s leading real estate developer has been conferred the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ by the British Safety Council for three of its business parks – Embassy Manyata Business Park, Embassy TechVillage in Bangalore and Embassy TechZone in Pune. Embassy is the only Real estate developer in India to receive this prestigious honour this year. The award was presented to the company at the Drapers’ Hall, London on 24th November 2017.
The ‘Sword of Honour Award’ is widely recognized as the pinnacle of achievement in safety across the world, and is instituted to reward best practices in this field. To achieve the Sword of Honour Award, organizations should be fully committed to both excellent standards and continuous improvement. Earlier this year, the above-mentioned Embassy Office Parks received the 5-star rating from the British Safety Council for Occupational Health and Safety, which was a prerequisite for receiving the Sword of Honour accolade.
An external adjudication panel of chartered professionals awarded 57 Swords, to commendable organizations from across the globe. Among the other companies from India that received this prestigious award were Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, raising the bar for Health & Safety management standards in the country.
On receiving the Sword of Honour Award at the Awards ceremony in London, Mr. Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Embassy expressed “It was a wonderful experience participating in the Awards ceremony and receiving this prestigious Award. The certifications are a validation of our unwavering commitment to our clients, ensuring that our workplaces are not only the most efficient, but also the greenest and safest anywhere in the country. Embassy is committed towards creating world class Grade A real estate projects, for the rising India. We are honored that our dedication and commitment across all our spheres of operation is being recognized”
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the trustees and staff of the British Safety Council, I would like to congratulate Embassy Office Parks for their huge commitment to keeping their workplaces safe and healthy and minimising risks to the environment from their organisations’ day-to-day activities. All of the Sword winning organisations share a commitment and resolve to achieve the highest standards of health and safety management. We are delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no one should be injured or made ill at work.”
About the Awards
The 2017 awards mark the 38th consecutive year that the British Safety Council has awarded the Sword of Honour for health and safety management excellence and the seventh year of awarding the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management. The winners achieved the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s independent Five Star health and safety and/or environmental management audits in the period 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017. They also demonstrated to an independent adjudication panel that they had a proven track record and culture of best practice for excellence in health and safety or environmental management that runs throughout the business, from the shopfloor to the boardroom.
Embassy is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of over three decades in real estate development. Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 40 million sq ft of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy’s portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, industrial & warehousing, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry.
Embassy’s ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy’s residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments. The commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks, and ten SEZ across South India including India’s first and only IGBC Platinum Certified Business Park Campus. The portfolio includes 8 Grade A Office Parks in 4 cities, with over 175 corporate occupiers, providing work space to more than 2,00,000 employees. Embassy Office Parks has delivered close to 30 million sq feet of commercial properties, with a strong pipeline of over 15 million sq feet at various stages of development. Embassy Office Parks are estimated to have generated over $20bn in exports under the STPI and SEZ schemes, since inception.