CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Safety Council presented its 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award to DuPont, at the Opening Session of its Congress & Expo, the world's largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. This award is presented annually to organizations that integrate environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate success.
"DuPont is honored to be named the 2013 recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award," said DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman. "For more than 200 years, DuPont core values, including safety and health, have been the cornerstone of who we are and what we stand for. This commitment has helped us grow into the organization we are today."
In its tenth year, the selection of the Campbell Award recipient involves a comprehensive evaluation of an organization's EHS management system and the impact it has on the bottom line. Promoted by a network of 21 international partners, the Campbell Award recognizes world-class organizations around the globe. DuPont will be deeply involved in the Award's ongoing educational efforts, including the development of a case study sharing its success and best practices for use by top business and engineering schools.
"As we mark the tenth anniversary of the Campbell Award, it is an honor to recognize DuPont and its multi-faceted approach to EHS management," said Janet Froetscher, National Safety Council president and CEO. "We think it is commendable that DuPont is working to be the world's most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer and healthier life for people everywhere. As DuPont looks toward the future, its commitment to EHS in the pursuit of business excellence should be applauded."
The Campbell Award is underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation and named for Robert W. Campbell, a safety pioneer and the first president of the National Safety Council. Visit CampbellAward.org for more information.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
About Exxon Mobil Corporation
ExxonMobil is the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company and operates in most of the world's countries, using technology and innovation to help meet growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.
ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health and science in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2012, together with its employees and retirees, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), its divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $256 million in contributions worldwide, of which $116 million was dedicated to education. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.
SOURCE National Safety Council