MIDLAND, Mich. - June 05, 2012
The Dow Chemical Company has received the prestigious Gold Level 2011 Canadian National Railroad (CN) Safe Handling Award. The award is presented to CN customers who meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of hazardous materials.
The Safe Handling Awards were launched in 1992, and are aimed at making CN the safest railway in North America. All shippers must meet strict, established criteria in order to be considered for the award, including zero non-accident releases (NARs) to receive Gold Level standard. For Dow, that amounted to zero NARs in more than 4,200 rail tank car shipments of hazardous materials in 2011.
"We have set high standards for ourselves when it comes to safely handling our products and this award recognizes the hard work and dedication it takes to meet those standards," said Don Taylor, vice president global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and we continuously strive to achieve our vision of zero accidents, injuries or harm to the environment."
CN and Dow are both actively involved in Responsible Care®, which is a voluntary initiative of the global chemical industry to safely handle products from inception in the research laboratory, through manufacture and distribution, to ultimate reuse, recycle and disposal. The CN Safe Handling Award also aligns with Dow’s Drive to Zero program and its 2015 Sustainability Goals of Product Safety Leadership and Local Protection of Human Health & the Environment.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 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.
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