Arkansas Manufacturing Facility Receives Prestigious Health & Safety Award


RosPA press release

L’Oréal USA’s North Little Rock manufacturing facility has received the prestigious RoSPA Gold Award in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring the safety of its employees. The over 400,000 square foot facility employs over 400 people; in 2018, the facility manufactured 296 million units of 2,200 individual products across L’Oréal USA’s brand portfolio.

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which receive entries from organizations around the world, recognize achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The RoSPA awards are the longest-running industry awards of their kind in the UK. 

“There is nothing more important than the health, wellbeing and safety of our workforce, and we are honored to be recognized by RosPA for this commitment,” said Dr. Jay Harf, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability for L’Oréal Operations Americas. “We believe that our business, and how we operate, must have a positive impact on the lives of those working here, and we are continuously working to improve our ability to do so. Our leadership across the organization willingly role models their commitment to actively engage, participate, speak to, and invest in the safety process to achieve a safety culture of interdependence.”


“The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the [email protected] [email protected] Award and the Inspiration Awards,” said Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events. “Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”

The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Gold medals, president’s awards, orders of distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organizations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. 

Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. 

There are specialist awards for health at work, environmental management and fleet safety, and excellence trophies for the best international, new entry, workforce involvement and organization operating or based in Scotland. RoSPA’s top accolade is the Sir George Earle Trophy. 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) is the RoSPA Awards’ headline sponsor.

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