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Thursday, January 21 2021 - 23:13
Panchshil Office Parks Honoured with 3 Safety 'Oscars'
PUNE, India, January 21, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Eon Free Zone-1, Business Bay & Tech Park One Campuses Conferred the Highest 
Health & Safety Accolade by British Safety Council 

    Panchshil Office Parks—a unit of Pune-based Panchshil Realty 
[]— today announced that it has won 3 prestigious 
Swords of Honour from the British Safety Council for 3 of its marquee office 
campuses in Pune. 

    Panchshil's Eon Free Zone-1 
[], Business Bay 
[] and Tech Park One 
[] are 3 of the only 66 
sites worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour 2020, which is awarded to 
companies which have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and 
safety risks at work. 

For Eon Free Zone-1, this is the second consecutive year that the campus has 
been awarded a Sword of Honour. 

    In order to compete for the Sword of Honour, an organisation first had to 
achieve the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council's health and 
safety management audit. It also had to demonstrate to an independent panel of 
experts that it has achieved excellence in health and safety management 
throughout the business – from the shop floor to the boardroom.

    Vijitsingh Thopte, Vice-President-Facility Management, Panchshil Realty 
,said:  "I am delighted that our steadfast focus on the safety and well-being 
of our occupiers, associates and team members over the years been independently 
reviewed, validated and recognised with 3 Swords of Honour. Long considered the 
'Oscars' of safety, these 3 awards by the British Safety Council are a 
recognition of our exemplary standards in the management of health and safety 

    Lawrence Waterman, Chairman of the British Safety Council, said: "On behalf 
of the board of trustees and staff of the British Safety Council I would like 
to congratulate Panchshil  on achieving the topmost standards of health, safety 
and environmental management. Accomplishing such distinction takes real 
commitment and professionalism. We are delighted to have supported you in your 
achievements in what has been an unprecedented year given the COVID pandemic."

    Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, added: "I 
would like to congratulate Panchshil for their steadfast dedication to keeping 
their workplace safe and healthy and/or minimising risks to the environment 
from their organisations' day-to-day activities. This year presented an 
additional and significant challenge in the form of COVID-19 and I pay tribute 
to Panchshil for its hard work and commitment through these challenging 

    "All of the Sword and Globe winning organisations share a commitment and 
resolve to achieve the uppermost standards of health, and safety. We are 
delighted that they are partners in helping achieve our vision that no-one 
should be injured or made ill through their work," he added.       

    The Journey 

    With a view to nullify occupational hazards and reduce risk to stakeholders 
and visitors associated with each campus, all sites underwent a detailed review 
and robust evaluation of over sixty elements encompassing occupational health, 
safety, well-being policies, processes and practices. Continuous internal 
audits, toolbox talks, specialized trainings and safety walks for various teams 
involved with the operations and maintenance of the campus are among the slew 
of other measures undertaken. 

    Periodic Preventive Maintenance processes have been enhanced with the 
introduction of effective control mechanisms and use of technology such as auto 
sensors for monitoring all overhead and underground water tanks, temperature 
and humidity controls of air conditioning units, temperature monitoring of 
electrical panels using infrared cameras, vibration & noise controls for 
applicable equipment, observation of key plant process activities using CCTV 
and the like. 

    Additional special measures that have been put in place include 
installation of adequate signage highlighting Do's & Don'ts, safety guidelines, 
environmental management and well-being graphics in common areas and parking 
levels and these have helped enhance awareness and create a safer work 

    British Safety Council 

    The 2020 awards mark the 41st consecutive year in which the British Safety 
Council has awarded the Sword of Honour for health and safety management 

    Since its foundation in 1957, the British Safety Council has campaigned 
tirelessly to protect workers from accidents, hazards and unsafe conditions, 
and played a decisive role in the process that has led to the adoption of 
landmark health and safety legislation. Its members in more than 60 countries 
are committed to protecting and improving the wellbeing of workers, believing 
that a healthy and safe work environment is also good for business.

    Panchshil's Sword of Honour Awardee Campuses

    Located in Pune's eastern corridor of Kharadi, the 4.5 million square feet 
EON Free Zone-1 [] is the 
fulcrum of the bustling IT district and is itself home to many global and 
Indian corporate giants operating in the IT and ITeS space. 

    Strategically located near the Poona Golf Course on Airport Road, Business 
Bay is a 1.8 million square feet modern workspace development designed for 
leading corporate houses, software majors and IT enabled service companies. 

    Located in Yerwada, Tech Park One is a unique IT Park equipped with 
high-tech support services and exclusive amenities. Spread across 1 million 
square feet, Tech Park One is the preferred destination for multinational and 
Fortune 500 companies.

    Panchshil Office Parks []

    Panchshil Realty's office portfolio in Pune comprises over 17.5 million 
square feet of landmark projects like EON Free Zone, Business Bay, Tech Park 
One, World Trade Centre, and the International Convention Centre. Its campuses 
are home to leading global corporations like Allianz, Citibank, Cognizant, 
Concentrix, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, MasterCard, Michelin, UBS and 
Vodafone among many others. 

    Panchshil's Businesses – Key Highlights

    Panchshil Realty's total completed real estate portfolio is around 23 
million square feet with another 20 million square feet under development. 
Panchshil Realty's three main business verticals comprise commercial office 
spaces, hospitality and residential. 
A significant chunk of Panchshil Realty's office portfolio is anchored by 
Blackstone Real Estate Private Equity Fund, sponsored and managed by Blackstone 
Group LP.

    About Panchshil Realty []

    Established in 2002, Panchshil Realty is one of India's finest luxury real 
estate brands. Renowned for leadership and excellence in real estate 
development, the Group's approach is focused on planned development, creating 
value assets, and crafting lifestyle experiences through design and 
architecture. For more information, please visit 


    Source: Panchshil Realty