‘Safety first’ commitment recognised with Safety Award win
The American Equity Underwriters (AEU) has recognised Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s ongoing commitment to safety at an awards ceremony in New Jersey.
The American Equity Underwriters (AEU) Inc has presented WW Solutions with an award for safety improvements driven by the ‘Safety First’ programme and the adoption of industry best practice.
The award, in the ‘large stevedore’ category, was presented to WW Solutions’ Senior VP Terminals and Stevedoring Brett Bennett.
He credited the company’s collaborative approach for the award. “The AEU has been proactive in helping us improve our safety programme,” he explained. “It is our responsibility to make sure everyone goes ‘home healthy’.
“When I joined the company, I recognised that we needed to focus on safety and the team responded immediately. I knew then that safety was in our DNA and that we would achieve safety excellence. By working with the AEU, we’ve been able to validate the steps we’re starting to take while also accelerating our progress overall.”
“It is a great honour for WW Solutions to receive this award from AEU and it speaks volumes about our courageous leaders and employees involved in creating a safe environment every day,” said Agnes Neilson, WW Solutions’ Risk & Insurance Manager.
The AEU awards, which were launched in 2007, acknowledge the safety standards of nine companies every year.