ITASCA, Ill., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council presented Owens Corning with the Green Cross for Safety medal at its 15th annual fundraising dinner in Atlanta last night. The dinner honored Owens Corning for its steadfast commitment to improving safety and health in the workplace and beyond.
NSC Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jeff Woodbury, presented the Green Cross for Safety medal to Owens Corning Group President, Building Materials, Chuck Dana and Owens Corning Group President, Composite Solutions, Arnaud Genis.
"Receiving the Green Cross for Safety medal honors the dedication of all of our employees," said Owens Corning Chairman and CEO, Michael H. Thaman. "We lead from safety, which means our ability to execute on safety is a primary indicator of how we perform as a company."
A company that builds market-leading businesses, global in scope and human in scale, Owens Corning aspires to keep every employee working and living safely every day. It operates by the philosophy that living safely is something that is as important at work as it is at home. Owens Corning is on a journey to zero injuries which has resulted in 95 percent of its injuries being eliminated over the past 10 years.
"It is an honor for the Council to recognize Owens Corning with the Green Cross for Safety medal," Woodbury said. "Owens Corning exhibits safety leadership at all levels of the organization and demonstrates its commitment to safety by building successful partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries."
In addition to recognizing Owens Corning's achievements, the dinner was an opportunity to raise funds in support of the Council's mission of preventing injuries and saving lives at work, in homes and communities and on the roads.
Past recipients of the Green Cross for Safety medal include Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Schneider Electric North America, Exelon Nuclear, FirstGroup, Delta Air Lines, UPS, DuPont, Liberty Mutual Group, Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler, Kenny Construction Company, Ryder System Inc., Intel Corporation and AK Steel.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 59 consecutive years, Owens Corning builds market-leading businesses global in scope and human in scale. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is an innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at: www.owenscorning.com.
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