The National Safety Council announced October 4 that it will present the 2011 Green Cross for Safety Medal to Schneider Electric North America. The Green Cross for Safety Medal is presented annually by NSC to an organization that has distinguished itself over a period of years for outstanding achievements in workplace and off-the-job safety and health, community service, environmental stewardship, and responsible citizenship. The medal will be presented to Schneider Electric North America CEO Chris Curtis at a dinner in spring 2011. 

Schneider Electric North America is the first organization to receive both the NSC Green Cross for Safety Medal and the Robert W. Campbell Award, which recognizes organizations that demonstrate world-class operational safety performance. 

“We are pleased to honor Schneider Electric North America with the Green Cross for Safety Medal,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “Safety, health, environment and community are the pillars of the Schneider Electric business strategy. The organization’s world-class safety, health and environmental excellence were recognized in 2009 when the company was honored with the Robert W. Campbell Award. The Green Cross for Safety Medal recognizes Schneider Electric for extending their safety systems and culture beyond the walls of the organization into the communities in which it operates.” 

Past recipients of the Green Cross for Safety Medal are: Exelon Nuclear, FirstGroup, Delta Air Lines, UPS, DuPont, Liberty Mutual Group, Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler, Kenny Construction Co., Ryder Systems Inc., Intel Corporation and AK Steel Corporation. 

About Schneider Electric North America
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's more than 100,000 employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy."

About National Safety Council
The National Safety Council (www.nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.