Dow becomes first chemical company to win top US safety award

04 October 2010 22:29  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow Chemical has received the US National Safety Council's Robert W Campbell award, which recognises organisations that uphold high environmental, health and safety (EH&S) standards and link measurable achievement in EH&S performance to productivity and profitability, the company said on Monday.

Dow is the ninth company – and the first chemical company – to earn the Campbell award, which is given annually.

The council reviewed five years of Dow's safety and business data and was allowed unfettered access to the company’s manufacturing sites. 

The company was also actively involved in the implementation of Responsible Care, a global initiative that sets the standard for safety, environmental performance, security and product stewardship for the chemical industry.

“It’s clear that safety is a core element in the operations at Dow,” said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president. “Dow has a strong commitment to safety at all levels of the organisation.”

“This is a proud moment for all of us in the Dow family,” said Dow chief executive Andrew Liveris. 

“We operate a ‘safety first, production second’ mindset at Dow, and our... global safety goals will always come first," Liveris said.

"We recognise that our EH&S performance affects how we are viewed by our stakeholders, and we work hard every day to ensure we live up to their and our expectations. EH&S is about trust and ultimately impacts our ability to do business," he said.

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By: Ben DuBose
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