Itasca, IL – Last night, the National Safety Council presented The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) with the Green Cross for Safety medal at a record-breaking fundraising dinner in Houston. The dinner, honoring Dow for its comprehensive commitment to safety excellence, surpassed last year’s contributions with $1.3 million raised. These donations allow NSC to advance its mission to save an additional 10,000 lives and prevent 1 million injuries by 2014.
NSC Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kent McElhattan and Janet Froetscher, NSC president and CEO, presented the Green Cross for Safety medal to Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “Receiving the Green Cross for Safety medal honors the dedication of Dow’s women and men across the globe for their exceptional and unwavering focus on making a positive and sustainable impact on our company, our communities and our world. I congratulate everyone at Dow for their steadfast commitment to safety and health,” said Liveris.
Dow also was recognized as the 2010 recipient of the Robert W. Campbell Award – safety’s most prestigious award given to an organization – for demonstrating world-class operational safety performance.
“The Council is very pleased to honor Dow with the Green Cross for Safety medal for its continuous pursuit of safety excellence,” Froetscher said. “Earning the Campbell Award and pushing forward to receive the Green Cross for Safety medal demonstrates a true commitment to safety for both its employees and the communities in which it operates.”
The Council announced Dow as the 2012 Green Cross for Safety medal recipient in October 2011 at the NSC Congress & Expo among thousands of its peers. Past recipients of the medal include 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.
Dow (NYSE: Dow) combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.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 it can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and safety in homes and communities.