DALLAS, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the conclusion of a rigorous, one-year judging process, Dean Foods is proud to recognize three locations as recipients of the 2015 Dean Foods CEO Environmental Health and Safety Award:
- Fluid Milk Winner: Meadow Gold Dairy - Billings, Montana
- Ice Cream Winner: Dean Foods - Buena Park, California
- Logistics Winner: Barber's Dairy - Birmingham, Alabama
The award is one of the company's top honors. Each location was selected over Dean Foods' nearly 70 other facilities for its outstanding dedication to world-class environmental health and safety in the categories of fluid milk, ice cream and logistics.
"At Dean Foods, our employees and their safety are top priorities," said CEO Gregg Tanner, who traveled to each location to present the awards. "We are impressed by the standard of excellence demonstrated by our employees in Billings, Buena Park and Birmingham. Excellence takes hard work, and this award allows us to honor those team members who have gone above and beyond. We are delighted to recognize them for this achievement."
The Dean Foods CEO EHS Award is the culmination of an intensive assessment process. The awards are based on multiple criteria including: injury rates, workers compensation statistics, behavior-based safety elements such as observation and coaching, internal audit scores and employee training. The locations were then scrutinized by Dean Foods' senior leadership who took into account employee engagement, best practices and the 'safety culture' within the location. Team members in Billings, Buena Park and Birmingham have truly proven themselves the cream of the crop.
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About Dean Foods
Dean Foods® is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Dean Foods portfolio includes DairyPure®, the country's first and largest fresh, white milk national brand, and TruMoo®, the leading national flavored milk brand, along with well-known regional dairy brands such as Alta Dena®, Berkeley Farms®, Country Fresh®, Dean's®, Garelick Farms®, Friendly's®, LAND O LAKES®* milk and cultured products*, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms®, Mayfield®, McArthur®, Meadow Gold®, Oak Farms®, PET®**, T.G. Lee®, Tuscan® and more. In all, Dean Foods has more than 50 national, regional and local dairy brands as well as private labels. Dean Foods also makes and distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, and bottled water. Almost 17,000 employees across the country work every day to make Dean Foods the most admired and trusted provider of wholesome, great-tasting dairy products at every occasion. For more information about Dean Foods and its brands, visit www.deanfoods.com.
*The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and is used by license.
**PET is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company and is used by license.
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