ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced Exxon Mobil Corporation is the recipient of the 2013 Green Cross for Safety medal for its comprehensive commitment to safety excellence. Presented annually, the Green Cross for Safety medal is given by NSC to an organization that has distinguished itself over a period of years for outstanding achievements in workplace safety, community service, environmental stewardship and responsible citizenship.
"We are honored to receive this distinguished award from the National Safety Council," said Rex W. Tillerson, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer. "ExxonMobil is committed to conducting business in a manner that protects and promotes the safety and health of our employees, those involved with our operations, and the communities where we work."
ExxonMobil is being recognized for its steadfast commitment to excellence in safety, security, health and environmental performance. It believes the best way to meet this commitment is through a capable, committed workforce as well as practices designed to enable safe, secure and environmentally-responsible operations. ExxonMobil accomplishes this through clearly defined policies and practices, and with rigorously applied management systems designed to deliver expected results. It remains steadfast in its goal that "Nobody Gets Hurt."
"Honoring ExxonMobil with the Green Cross for Safety medal is a pleasure," said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "It is apparent that safety is more than a priority at ExxonMobil and is instead a value that guides every level of the organization on its Journey to Safety Excellence."
The announcement was made during the Opening Session of the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo in Orlando – the largest annual gathering of safety professionals. The medal will be officially presented to ExxonMobil at the Green Cross for Safety dinner in early April 2013 in Houston.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world's 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. Follow ExxonMobil on Twitter at www.twitter.com/exxonmobil.
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 and safety beyond the workplace.
SOURCE National Safety Council