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20 May 2024

Robertson wins prestigious RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award

Robertson has been awarded the highest accolade in environmental management by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).


Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Group, holding the award next to Joe Guilfoyle, Group SHE Director, Robertson Group, on the right and Dan Gallacher, Head of SHE, Robertson Construction Group and Robertson Timber Engineering.

Robertson Construction Group was awarded the RoSPA International Dilmun Environmental Award on Tuesday 14th May 2024, at the annual RoSPA Awards in London. The prestigious award, that is competed for across all international industry sectors, is bestowed upon a business that demonstrates the best practice in environmental sustainability management. 

Following a careful judging process, assessors identify a shortlist of the top-scoring entries for the award, which is then reviewed by a separate expert judging panel of environmental professionals appointed by RoSPA. Businesses are assessed on their vision, mission, and values in connection with environmental sustainability principles as part of the judging process. 

Robertson holds ISO 14001 accreditation and became one of the first UK businesses in the built environment to achieve carbon neutrality in 2018. It has since become a ‘climate positive’ business with a rigorous environmental management system in place, Robertson also uses renewable energy and HVO fuel on its sites.

Earlier in the day, both Robertson Construction Group and Robertson Facilities Management received the RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety performance. 

This is the fourth consecutive year that Robertson Construction Group has received the RoSPA Gold Award, in recognition of the importance the business places on the health and safety of employees, customers, supply chain members and the wider community. 

Robertson Facilities Management upholds the same high standards and has recently completed 3 million collective hours worked without a reported RIDDOR incident.

People holding awards

Left to right:

Dan Gallacher, Head of SHE, Robertson Construction Group and Robertson Timber Engineering; Joe Guilfoyle, Group SHE Director, Robertson Group; Rebecca Stevenson, Group SHE Coordinator, Robertson Group; and Jim Gray, Head of SHE, Robertson Facilities Management.

Elliot Robertson, Chief Executive Officer, Robertson Group, said: “As part of our vision to assure a sustainable future, we have clearly set out commitments to our people, partners and planet. Being the recipient of the coveted Dilmun Environmental Award, reiterates our unwavering efforts in environmental sustainability management and our integrated approach to addressing environmental concerns within our business and the wider construction sector. 

“The built environment plays a critical role in environmental preservation; and at Robertson, we strive to leave a positive impact wherever we work.

“It really has been a day of celebrating the achievements of our teams across the UK. The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, supply chain and those who come into contact with our work, is our number one priority. We are proud recipients of Gold Awards in our Construction and Facilities Management businesses, and I am incredibly grateful for the hard work and commitment that Team Robertson puts in every day to keep themselves and those around them safe. 

“We are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do, and these awards are further recognition that we have the best teams who work very hard to deliver high-quality projects and services for our customers whilst maintaining the very highest of standards.” 

Matthew Cryer, Head of Awards, RoSPA, commented: "Robertson's achievement underscores its proactive approach to addressing environmental concerns in the construction sector, and signifies its ongoing efforts to go above and beyond industry standards, congratulations!"

The internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards recognise organisations, teams, and projects across all sectors for their unwavering commitment to protecting lives - setting the benchmark for prestige and inspiring sector-wide admiration. By earning a RoSPA Award, organisations not only receive recognition for their accomplishments but also become part of a legacy that values dedication to high safety standards, the well-being of individuals, and signifies a commitment to excellence.