MONTREAL, May 18, 2012 — CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced the winners of its Safe Handling Award for 2011. This award is among the most coveted and respected in the industry. In all, 109 companies were presented with the Safe Handling Award at a special ceremony.
“On behalf of CN, it is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of the Safe Handling Award recipients for 2011,” said James Cairns, CN's vice-president, Petroleum and Chemicals. “This award recognizes customers who, like CN, make safety a top priority by handling dangerous goods carefully and judiciously, and for respecting high standards. CN and its customers work closely together on a daily basis to ensure that a safe operation is maintained. In addition to being a prestigious recognition, we hope that the Award is also an added incentive to achieve safety excellence.”
Launched in 1992, CN's Safe Handling Award has been presented to customers that load cars with dangerous goods and meet strict standards for the safe handling and shipment of regulated products. The winners must meet established criteria, according to the total number of shipments of dangerous goods for all facilities.
“The Safe Handling Award is an integral part of the Responsible Care® Program – an ongoing performance improvement initiative in which CN is a partner, both in Canada and the U.S.,” explained Keith Creel, CN's executive vice-president and chief operating officer. “The safety of our operations is of the utmost importance to CN, and our customers play an important role in ensuring the safety of our employees, communities, and the environment. We're pleased to recognize those partners who excel in this ongoing effort.”
CN – Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries – spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico, serving the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the key metropolitan areas of Toronto, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, St. Louis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America.