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BNSF Railway Company is honoring 86 shippers with BNSF's Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2008. Several GAWDA Associate Members are among the recipients of the award, including Air Liquide, Linde and Praxair.
Hazmat Shipping Awards- 4/24/2009
These award-winning companies have successfully implemented the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative. Last year, BNSF presented 74 customers with its Stewardship Award.
"BNSF is pleased that the number of customers who receive its Stewardship Award continues to grow. This clearly demonstrates the industry's focus and commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials," says Katie Farmer, BNSF vice president, industrial products sales. "The product stewardship of these 86 customers helps support the safety of our employees, the communities we serve and the environment."
Implemented in 1997, BNSF's Product Stewardship Award is presented to shippers who transported a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident releases, or NARs (releases that are not caused by a derailment or collision) during the entire transportation cycle.
Gary Armstrong, president of General Air Service and Supply Company in Denver, CO, offers a distributor’s perspective on the value of these awards in today’s GAWDAwiki Editor’s Blog.
Click here for a full list of honorees.