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NSC: Dow Chemical Co. Receives Robert W. Campbell Award

On Oct. 4, the National Safety Council (NSC) presented The Dow Chemical Co. with its 2010 Robert W. Campbell Award at the opening session of the NSC 2010 Congress & Expo in San Diego.

“The Campbell Award honors organizations with integrated EH&S management systems that achieve business excellence,” said NSC President and CEO Janet Froetscher. “Dow’s comprehensive commitment to safety excellence includes all of the critical elements, such as management leadership and employee engagement, an integrated safety management system, a risk reduction mindset and careful measurement.”

“This is a proud moment for all of us in the Dow family,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We operate a ‘safety first, production second’ mindset at Dow, and our ‘Drive to Zero’ global safety goals will always come first because it’s what’s right for our employees, our communities, our customers, our business partners and our environment. We are proud of the women and men of Dow around the globe – and we thank them as we celebrate their outstanding performance that garnered this recognition.”

Dow is the ninth company – and the first chemical company – to be honored with the Campbell Award. Previous winners include Noble Corp., Johnson & Johnson, Alcan Inc., DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations, the Bahrain Petroleum Co., Fluor Hanford, Gulf Petrochemicals Industry Co. and Schneider Electric North America.

The Campbell Award selection process includes rigorous assessments such as site visits and comprehensive evaluations of an organization’s commitment to EHS practices and their implementation. The Campbell Award is promoted by an international partnership of 21 organizations that seek nominees worldwide. The Dow story will now be developed into a case study that illustrates Dow’s EHS programs and best practices for use by top business and engineering schools worldwide.

“We recognize that our EH&S performance affects how we are viewed by our stake holders and we work hard every day to ensure we live up to their and our expectations,” said Liveris. “EH&S is about trust and ultimately impacts our ability to do business.”

“It’s clear that safety is a core element in the operations at Dow,” added Froetscher. “Dow has a strong commitment to safety at all levels within the organization. We are proud to recognize Dow as a world class safety leader.”

To learn more about Dow’s commitment to safety and the company’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, visit

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