Award recognises Moy Park's health and safety
Poultry giant Moy Park has won a major national award for its health and safety record.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) handed Moy Park the food and drink health and safety gong at its recent Occupational Health and Safety Awards ceremony.
Moy Park - which is Northern Ireland's biggest employer with 8,000 staff - said safety was its "number one priority".
The company said its safety performance had improved by 78% over the last three years, with many of its sites achieving over one million hours without a 'lost time' incident.
Moy Park was recently acquired for $1.5bn (£945m) by Brazilian food group JBS SA after it was off-loaded by Marfrig.
Speaking about the major award, Moy Park HR director Mike Mullan said: "This was our first time to enter and it is a great honour to be recognised in the UK's most prestigious health and safety awards.
"Health and safety is at the core of everything we do, with risk assessment, accident prevention and active monitoring embedded firmly into our everyday operations.
"To win an industry wide RoSPA award truly is an outstanding achievement for everyone - across the health and safety teams, site management, and at an individual level - as we work together to continually drive forward industry-leading health and safety standards."
David Rawlins, awards manager at RoSPA, said: "In making the award, judges considered Moy Park's overarching occupational health and safety management."