World Challenge is one of only 29 organisations who have been awarded an International Safety Award with distinction by the British Safety Council.
Whilst many companies are measured in terms of their workplace health and safety, the leading provider of experiential student travel was measured against its operational safety around its expeditions and safeguarding of participants and staff.
More than 500 organisations won an International Safety Award for 2015, and the winning organisations span all sectors and range from the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the West Indies.
World Challenge Global Operations Director Stuart Morris (pictured right, along with Group Managing Director Matthew Eastlake) was understandably delighted with the 60 out of 60 score only a year after picking up a merit in the same category.
He said: “World Challenge is committed to running the safest expeditions possible. Each year we take over 10,000 young people on educational expeditions to over 40 destinations.
“We have worked hard over the last 26 years to develop an excellent reputation for our approach to safety and how we operate.
“Our policies and procedures reflect industry good-practice and comply with The British Standard for Overseas Expeditions and Fieldwork (BS 8848) and Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC).
“This award is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work across the board.”
Neal Stone, acting Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated World Challenge on its success. “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate World Challenge and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award with distinction for 2015. All of those working at the company have made this award possible and they should rightly be proud of their achievement,” he added.