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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
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The Conference Board Partners With National Safety Council to Promote Business Excellence Through Safety, Health and Environmental Management

The Conference Board announced that it has become a Robert W. Campbell Award Global Partner with the National Safety Council. Named for the first president of NSC, Robert W. Campbell, the award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated leadership and business excellence by integrating health, safety and environmental management into their overall business operations.

The Campbell Award, which is underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation through its philanthropic foundation, will be presented during the opening session of NSC's 93rd Annual Congress & Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Orlando, Florida. 

The Conference Board joins a global network of 15 other organizations to provide international outreach, expertise and support for this program throughout the world.

“It is a pleasure to work with the National Safety Council in recognizing companies that have stellar records of accomplishment in linking health, safety and environmental issues into their everyday business strategies,” said Richard E. Cavanagh, President and CEO of The Conference Board. “Safety, health and the environment have been major areas of concern since The Conference Board was created nearly 90 years ago. This Award is in keeping with The Conference Board’s long-standing mission of helping companies strengthen their business performance and better serve society.”

Noble Corporation, the Texas-based oil and gas drilling contracting company, was the inaugural Campbell Award winner last year. Since then, the Noble Corporation case study has been developed into training modules for business executives and incorporated into the business and engineering school curricula of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

“The recipients of this award exemplify the successful integration of safety, health and environmental practices into an organization’s management processes,” said Mei-Li Lin, Ph.D., Executive Director, Research and Statistical Services for NSC, and Director of the Robert W. Campbell Award program. “Through our work with business groups and business schools, we hope to influence current and future managers in their understanding of the role that safety, health and environmental concerns play in the productivity and profitability of their organizations.”

In addition to the Conference Board, Robert W. Campbell Award Global Partners include:

  • International Safety Council (Worldwide)
  • International Social Security Association (Worldwide)
  • Consultora Leais (Argentina)
  • National Safety Council of Australia LTD (Australia)
  • Industrial Accident Prevention Association (Canada)
  • Minerva Canada (Canada)
  • Foundation for the Regional Center for Occupational Safety and Health, FUNDACERSSO (Central America)
  • China Occupational Safety and Health Association (China)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Council, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Colombian Safety Council (Colombia)
  • BG Chemie (Germany)
  • National Safety Council of India (India)
  • Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (Korea)
  • Center for Environment, Safety and Health Technology Development (Taiwan)
  • McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (USA)

More information on the Robert W. Campbell Award is available at 

About the Conference Board

Not-for-profit and non-partisan, The Conference Board is one of the world’s leading research and business membership organizations. Widely known for its global economic indicators and economic forecasts, The Conference Board also produces authoritative studies on corporate governance and ethics, corporate citizenship and leadership development. The Conference Board annually sponsors the Ron Brown Award, the only Presidential award recognizing companies for outstanding achievements in employee and community relations. The Conference Board was founded in 1916.

The National Safety Council ( 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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