JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has awarded its second annual International Codes and Standards Advocacy Award to Iain Cox, chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) and the vice chair of the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN).

The award recognizes Cox, who retired from the fire service in 2013 after 34 years, for his commitment to promoting technical competence within the United Kingdom’s (UK) fire safety community, his efforts to promote the benefits of automatic fire sprinklers and changing building regulations to accept their increased use.

“At FM Global, we believe the majority of property loss is preventable, not inevitable,” said Thomas A. Lawson, chairman and chief executive officer, FM Global. “We applaud Mr. Cox for going above and beyond his duties to promote, educate, and advocate the use of automatic fire sprinklers in industrial and commercial properties in the UK.”

About FM Global

Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.