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For Immediate Release,
9/21/2005
Contact:
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
kathy.lane@nsc.org
 

National Safety Council Announces Johnson & Johnson 2005 Robert W. Campbell Award Winner

“Intense Competition” Yields Hong Kong-Based MTR Corporation Runner-Up

Orlando, FL—The National Safety Council announced today that Johnson & Johnson is the 2005 recipient of its Robert W. Campbell Award. Donna M. Cappizzi, Director Worldwide Health and Safety of Johnson & Johnson, accepted the award during the opening session of NSC's 93rd Annual Congress & Expo in Orlando, FL.

This international award for business excellence recognizes companies that successfully integrated health, safety and environmental management into their overall business operations. The award, co-founded by NSC and Exxon Mobil Corporation, is supported by 16 global partner organizations.

In presenting the award, ExxonMobil Senior Vice President Edward G. Galante praised Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to safety and health. “Our winner has developed comprehensive and sophisticated systems as part of its deep commitment to the health and safety of its employees,” Galante said.

According to Mei-Li Lin, NSC Executive Director for Research and Statistical Services and Campbell Award Program Director, “After the extensive review by an international panel of experts and a rigorous on-site assessment, it was agreed that Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to safety, health and environmental management and business excellence exemplifies the ideals and goals of Robert W. Campbell and the award that bears his name.”

Johnson & Johnson (jnj.com) is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 113,800 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as the winner of the Robert W. Campbell Award among such a distinguished group of companies,” said Antonio Ferreira, International Vice President, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Latin America. "Johnson & Johnson has long been committed to providing a safe and environmentally friendly workplace and we believe that through innovation and collaboration we are better able to protect our employees.”

Citing “intense competition” among applicants who “exemplify the spirit of safety this award celebrates,” Galante presented the runner-up award to MTR Corporation of Hong Kong, a leading company providing mass transit railway services in Hong Kong as its principal business. Galante commended MTR Corporation’s reduction of safety risks and conservation of electricity throughout its train network through rigorous, top-to-bottom safety and environmentally responsible systems.

“How organizations integrate safety, health and environmental management into their corporate structure will be a defining issue in doing business in the 21 st century,” said Alan C. McMillan, NSC president and CEO. “The Campbell Award winners are the companies that are shaping the next era of safety, health and environmental excellence.”

About the Campbell Award and Its Educational Outreach

Named for Robert W. Campbell, an early advocate of workplace safety and the first president of NSC, the Award (CampbellAward.org) is underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation through its philanthropic Foundation.

Twenty-three companies applied for the award. Ten companies completed the full application process that included extensive detailing of key aspects of their SH&E programs. An international panel of independent reviewers examined each application in a rigorous assessment process.

Exemplary business models selected through the Campbell Award review process will be made available by NSC to the Award’s global partners and interested universities throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson is the second recipient of the award. Noble Corporation, a Texas-based provider of drilling services for the oil and gas industry, was the inaugural winner in 2004.

About the ExxonMobil Foundation

ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States. The Foundation supports research and dissemination on selected topics of national interest to the energy industry. Focus areas include education, health and environment. In 2004, ExxonMobil Foundation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and its divisions and affiliates provided $106.5 million in contributions worldwide, with more than $40 million dedicated to education.

The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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