Mole Valley Farmers’ commitment to safety has been recognised by the British Safety Council in its 2021 International Safety Awards. The Crisis Response Award recognises organisations that have gone the extra mile to protect their employees, supply chain and wider community against any crisis faced in 2020. Mole Valley Farmers was highly commended in the category, with the judges recognising the efforts taken to protect employees, customers and supply chains during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The International Safety Awards recognise and celebrate organisations from around the world which have shown a true dedication to keeping their workers and workplaces healthy and safe.
The judges acknowledged the major steps taken over the last year to protect staff and ensure Mole Valley Farmers’ businesses remained open to customers. These steps have included operating a voluntary furlough scheme to support the most vulnerable, implementing robust safety protocols, launching befriending services and providing access to a wide range of resources through an Employee Assistance Programme.
Measures taken by staff across all stores and production sites enabled the business to continue to provide an ‘essential service’, supporting farming customers and the wider rural community.
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulates Mole Valley Farmers on its success:
“My heartfelt congratulations to all of the individuals, teams and organisations that have won a prestigious International Safety Award. The winners have made substantial efforts to protect and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in their organisations. All the winners, as well as those who were shortlisted, have gone above and beyond in dedicating additional time, resources and commitment to ensuring their work, teams and workplaces remained healthy and safe during 2020 amid a global pandemic.”