Award recognises outstanding risk management approach and culture across the organisation

Maidenhead, UK. 9 October 2015 –Sword Active Risk has awarded Downer an Innovation Award for its outstanding approach to risk management in its business practices across the organisation. The award was presented to Downer, at Sword Active Risk’s recent ARM User Conference held during September in Sydney. Downer’s Rail division uses Active Risk Manager (ARM) to manage safety and risk for all of its freight and passenger rail projects. Active Risk

Manager underpins Downer’s safety, health, risk, environment and quality (SHREQ) framework to improve the management of all risks that impact rail safety performance. The company’s SHREQ approach applies contemporary risk management strategies to the identification of safety risks that are connected to key business operations and functions.

Downer Award

[Ali Sawtell, receiving the Innovation Award on behalf of Downer from Tony Mullen]

Jason Breton, General Manager, Risk & Regulatory Affairs at Downer, said: “We are proud to receive this Innovation award from amongst many of our industry peers. It serves to recognise our holistic approach to risk management across all of our key business operations and functions. At the heart of that approach we have developed the first Australian ‘live’ risk register that operates across disciplines, is enterprise-wide and national.”

Keith Ricketts, VP of Marketing at Sword Active Risk stated; “Our Innovation Award is a discretionary award that recognizes exceptional effort and merit. Downer has won this award for its outstanding approach to risk management across the organization. Downer’s unique framework and application of ARM demonstrates how risk is central to their business and the service that they provide to customers. We are seeing many of our customers now embracing risk management cultures across their business operations and this award serves to highlight Downer’s lead in this important and growing area.”

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About Downer

Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including Transportation, Mining, Utilities, Communications, Rail and Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (EC&M).

Downer is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and employs about 19,000 people. It operates primarily in Australia and New Zealand but also in the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Southern Africa.

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About Sword Active Risk
Sword Active Risk makes risk management simple, valuable and personal. Sword Active Risk provides the world’s first risk management software that drives business performance by enhancing visibility, accountability and confidence at project, program and enterprise levels. Active Risk Manager (ARM) is the first solution available which integrates Risk Management, Cost Management and Schedule Management to show the real impact of risk, to enable better-informed decisions, and the ability to leverage risk to create competitive advantage.

Sword Active Risk is the project risk software provider of choice for the world’s leading Energy, Infrastructure and Defense projects, working with organizations like the US Air Force, Bechtel, Crossrail, US Federal Aviation Administration, Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto and Skanska to manage project risk worldwide.

Sword Active Risk has offices in the UK, USA and Australia, servicing customers worldwide directly and through a growing network of partners.

In September 2013 Active Risk was acquired by Sword Group. For more information please

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