CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading manufacturer of innovative building products and solutions, has received the prestigious 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award for its outstanding environmental, health and safety programs. The Campbell award is presented annually by the National Safety Council to recognize organizations that achieve excellence through the integration of environmental, health and safety (EHS) management into business operations. In the history of the award, USG is just the second company to receive the Campbell Award as a first time applicant.
“Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our people and receiving the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award is a reflection of our continuous efforts to improve environmental, health and safety programs,” said Jim Metcalf, Chairman, President, and CEO of USG Corporation. “Our employees have embedded safety into everything that they do, and their dedication to advancing our environmental, health, safety and sustainability initiatives is a key factor in our success. We engage employees at all levels of the organization to create a safety-first culture, and as a result our lost-time injury rate is 17 times better than industry average.”
The Campbell Award, which celebrates best practices in EHS, recognizes USG’s commitment to maintaining safe workplaces, and to improving the environment and the communities in which employees and customers live and work.
“USG truly has a culture of safety excellence,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “The company-wide dedication to safety is clear, and we are excited to honor their commitment to saving lives and preventing injuries.”
With this award, USG joins an elite group of organizations recognized for making environmental, health and safety management a cornerstone of corporate excellence. Established in 2004, the Campbell Award is named for Robert W. Campbell, a safety pioneer and the first president of the National Safety Council and underwritten by the Exxon Mobil Corporation. Visit CampbellAward.org for more information.
The National Safety Council presented the 2016 Robert W. Campbell Award to USG at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals, on Oct. 16, 2016.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit usg.com.
About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public on the leading causes of unintentional death, with a focus on distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council’s flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.