SPAR Scotland receives RoSPA President’s Award

September 20, 2022 IN THE CATEGORY: People, Responsible retailing

CJ Lang & Son Ltd, SPAR wholesaler in Scotland, has received a RoSPA President’s Award for Health and Safety achievements. This internationally recognised award was issued for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Strong health and safety culture

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running Health & Safety industry awards.

Brian Straiton, Operations Director said: “This truly is a significant milestone. We have been dedicated to improving our health and safety culture across our business. Hereby we ensure CJ Lang remains a safe environment for all our colleagues and customers.”

Throughout the journey, there were a number of key turning points in building a stronger safety culture. These include the introduction of more personal onsite health and safety audits to promote managing these responsibilities. Health and safety tasks became more transparent through digitalisation, building efficiency into health and safety due diligence.

Colin Chapman, Distribution Director added: “At the same time, in our Distribution Centre, we have taken great strides to improve our health and safety culture through improved safety observation, awareness and training for our colleagues. Given the additional health and safety challenges we have overcome throughout the pandemic, it’s amazing to be recognised for these efforts in such a prestigious way.”

RoSPA President’s Award

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “This is a fantastic and well-deserved accomplishment. All our award entrants demonstrate their unwavering commitment and passion for keeping people safe at work. I add my personal thanks for all the work that it has taken to secure this well-deserved award. Congratulations to all those involved, who champion and drive-up Health and Safety standards every day. You are a fantastic example to others in your sector.”

Source: SPAR UK

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The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. As a result, there are now five regional partners in the UK. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.

SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners continue to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.


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