The National Safety Council announced that it will award its 2006 Green Cross for Safety Medallion to DuPont. The selection of DuPont was announced by NSC Board of Directors Chairman Ather Williams, Jr. during the Opening Session of the Council’s 93rd Annual Congress & Expo in Orlando, FL.

Established in 1999, the Green Cross for Safety award recognizes organizations and their leaders for outstanding achievements in safety and health, community service and responsible citizenship. To be considered for the Green Cross for Safety Medal, an organization and its leadership must demonstrate a superior record in advancing safety and health practices consistent with the mission of the National Safety Council.

"Our mission is to promote safety in industry and all aspects of our lives. In recent years, we have made it a priority to compel business leaders from all industries to embrace safety as a core corporate value," said Alan C. McMillan, NSC president and CEO. "Good business leaders understand that it is incumbent upon all of us to embrace safety and health practices to ensure the well-being of workers, families and communities. DuPont is among today’s leaders incorporating safety into their organization’s leadership philosophy and making it a core corporate value."

The Green Cross for Safety Award, which symbolizes and recognizes corporate citizenship, is just one way the National Safety Council is promoting the critical importance of a safety culture that permeates every aspect of an organization in all industries.

"When safety and health become a part of an organization’s mission statement, we know that organization’s leadership gets it," McMillan said. "We applaud organizations like DuPont that have a history of safety as a core value and continue to initiate innovative programs that have a positive and lasting impact on their employees."

DuPont is the seventh recipient of the National Safety Council’s prestigious award. Previous honorees include: Liberty Mutual Group, AK Steel Corporation, Intel Corporation, Ryder Systems, Kenny Construction Company, and DaimlerChrysler.

DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.