The World Safety Coalition Is Growing

Nestl SA, Sonae Industries, Fortum, MOL, SUAL Group, Borealis, Plastic Omnium, Kone Corp. and Ciba Specialty Chemical Holdings, Inc. have joined the "World Safety Declaration" coalition during the 2005 DuPont Leaders Forum on Safety and Performance held in Switzerland earlier in November.

The declaration, "World Safety Declaration: Global Industry Commitment to Workplace Safety", which was unveiled September at the XVII World Congress of Safety and Health at Work, calls for participating companies "to affect real-world change to achieve an attainable goal of increased safety and injury reduction."

The 15 founding organizations of the "World Safety Declaration" include DuPont, General Electric, British Petroleum, BE&K Inc., TATA Steel, TATA Chemicals, Fluor Corp., Rohm & Haas, Evergreen Aviation Technologies, Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes, Reliance Industries Ltd., Aker Kvaerner ASA, Hindustan Lever Ltd., CEMEX SA and Calvert. As part of the membership requirement, companies commit to report their progress, success and challenges over the next three years at the 2008 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

One of the highlights of the conference was The DuPont Safety Award which was presented to AMEC Group Limited, Alcoa, Mondi Packaging Paper Steti, Borealis and Aluminium Norf. The DuPont Safety Award recognized significant projects in workplace safety or society at large in the areas of innovative approach, performance improvement, leadership, business impace and cultural evolution.

"The common thread among these winners is that they understand the strong link between business performance and creating a safer workplace," said Mathieu Vrijsen, president, DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Each of these companies has shown exceptional dedication and innovation in reducing injuries and creating a safety culture."

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