DuPont Announces 2015 Safety and Sustainability Award Recipients

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Eight Companies Recognized for Demonstrated Commitment to Excellence in Safety and Sustainability

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We are very pleased to recognize these companies for their achievements and commitment to safety and sustainability excellence.

DuPont has announced the winners of the 12th edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding intiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness.

Selected by an independent jury comprised of leading experts in occupational safety and sustainability, the 2015 recipients of the global awards include:

  • Ethylene XXI Contractors SAPI de CV for the Global Safety Award
  • Versa Drives Pvt. Ltd. for the Global Sustainability Award
  • Gulf Drilling International for the Global Operational Excellence Award

The jury also recognized excellence in the following recipients of regional awards:

  • Diageo for the Regional Safety Award, Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Aurizon Holdings for the Regional Safety Award, Asia Pacific
  • Heerema Marine Contractors for the Regional Sustainability Award, EMEA
  • Grifols Therapeutics Inc. for the Regional Sustainability Award, North America
  • Firmenich North America for the Regional Operational Excellence Award, North America

The award ceremony was held near the DuPont headquarters in Wilmington, Del., and was accompanied by a Best Practice Forum, in which the winners shared the context, content and success factors for their projects.

Profiles of the Global and Regional Winners

“We are very pleased to recognize these companies for their achievements and commitment to safety and sustainability excellence,” said John L. Chrosniak, president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Like DuPont, they believe progress in these areas allows companies to not only become better corporate citizens, but also to be more competitive and effective.”

Jury President Andrew Sharman, author of “From Accidents to Zero” and CEO of RyderMarshSharman, said jury members were particularly impressed by both the quality and quantity of the projects submitted for consideration this year. “This growth is quite heartening, as I feel quite strongly that the recognition of positive contributions to workplace safety and corporate sustainability is crucial in galvanizing the public and private sectors to promote and pursue improvement projects.”

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 10 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process technology enterprise, it applies DuPont’s real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Additional information is available at:

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit:

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