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The National Safety Council recently presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Cummins Inc. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.
The Campbell Award recognizes organizations that are committed to continuous improvement and have successfully integrated environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate excellence.
"Cummins is a true learning organization that continues to seek opportunities to strengthen its outstanding approach to safety, health and sustainability," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. "Cummins is an example of a company far along on its journey to safety excellence but whose leaders still pursue improvement."
Campbell Award nominees are evaluated on the organization's EHS management system and its incorporation into business practices. According to the Campbell Award review committee, Cummins scored highly because its leaders have committed to safety through the company's "Live It, Lead It" program. Cummins actively engages its employees in meaningful, impactful projects in the places they live, and includes its supply chain and contractors as members of the Cummins family.
"Our work in safety is about caring for our people who work every day to help our company succeed," said Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins. "The Campbell Award is terrific recognition for the Cummins employees who have made tremendous progress in the area of safety at our company. However, we know that when it comes to safety, our work is never done. There is much more to do, and we will continue to be guided by our company's mission to demand that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment."
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council 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.
For more information, visit www.CampbellAward.org.