NAIROBI Kenya Airways has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2015 calendar year.

The airline was one of 241 organizations to win a merit award at the 2016 International Safety Awards event and the only Kenyan company to do so.

Now in their 58th year, the International Safety Awards recognize and celebrate organizations from around the world which have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar year.

Kenya Airways Director of Corporate Quality, Safety, Security and Environment Alex Avedi said here over the weekend that the national flag carrier had worked hard to improve its work environment to protect its employees which helped advance its ranking.

“The safety and security of our people is paramount and one of our core values. We are very pleased to have improved our rating in 2015. We will be going for a distinction this year,” said Avedi.

Source: KBC