The National Safety Council recently awarded its 2006 Green Cross for Safety Medal to DuPont and its chairman and CEO Charles O. (Chad) Holliday, Jr. The award is the council´s highest recognition of corporations that have made safety a central part of their value system.

DuPont, a member of the National Safety Council since 1914, has demonstrated its commitment to safety through a number of initiatives over the course of its 200-year history, noted National Safety Council President and CEO Alan C. McMillan.

"From its beginnings, DuPont has made safety a corporate priority," McMillan said during the National Safety Council´s seventh annual Green Cross dinner held this year in Washington, D.C. "Under Chad Holliday´s stewardship, DuPont has extended its influence into 21st century safety solutions that are making a real difference in people´s lives."

McMillan cited international recognition of DuPont´s safety record while presenting the award, including a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor finding that the company has a workplace safety record 11 times better than the nation´s industrial average. Last month, DuPont was recognized by Fortune magazine as "America´s Most Admired" company in the magazine´s chemicals category.

"Recognition of this type by one´s peers in the advancement of safety is among the highest tributes an organization can achieve, and I and DuPont deeply appreciate being selected for this year´s Green Cross Safety Medal," Holliday said in his acceptance speech. "I am also humbled when I review the list of past recipients of this award. To be included in a group of such distinguished safety leaders is a deeply rewarding experience."

DuPont is the seventh recipient of the National Safety Council´s Green Cross award. Previous honorees include Liberty Mutual Group, DaimlerChrysler, Kenny Construction Company, Ryder System Inc., Intel Corporation and AK Steel Corporation.