National Safety Council honors Firmenich with 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award

 National Safety Council honors Firmenich with 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award

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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012

The highest safety award any organization can achieve globally

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National
Safety Council presented its 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award to Firmenich, at
the Opening Session of its Congress & Expo, the world's largest annual
gathering of safety and health professionals. This award is presented annually
to organizations that integrate environmental, health and safety (EHS)
management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate success.


"I am deeply honored that Firmenich has been named the recipient of the 2012
Robert W. Campbell Award," said the CEO of the organization Patrick Firmenich.
"We challenge ourselves every day to lead by example in EHS, and I am
convinced that companies who hold EHS as a visible core value become better

The Campbell Award selection process involves a comprehensive evaluation of an
organization's EHS management system and the impact it has on the bottom line.
Promoted by a network of 21 international partners, the Campbell Award
recognizes world-class organizations around the globe. Firmenich will be
deeply involved in the Award's ongoing educational efforts, including the
development of a case study sharing its success and best practices for use by
top business and engineering schools.

"Throughout the Campbell Award process, Firmenich demonstrated a mature and
multi-faceted approach to EHS management," said Janet Froetscher, National
Safety Council president and CEO. "As a Swiss family-owned business with a
global presence, Firmenich has proven that a reliance on values and a sense of
responsibility ensures lasting success. We applaud Firmenich for its deep and
heartfelt commitment to EHS in the pursuit of its long term vision of business

As a natural progression of the Award, this year, NSC has launched the
Campbell Institute, where leading organizations such as Campbell Award winners
can share their collective experience and knowledge to enable the creation of
better, safer workplaces and communities worldwide. The National Safety
Council is proud to welcome Firmenich as one of the charter members of the
Campbell Institute.

The Campbell Award is underwritten by the ExxonMobil Foundation and named for
Robert W. Campbell, a safety pioneer and the first president of the National
Safety Council. Visit for more information.

About Firmenich
Firmenich is the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and
flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many
of the world's best-known perfumes and flavors that we enjoy each day. Its
passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for
its creativity and innovation, as well as its exceptional understanding of
consumer trends. Each year, it invests around 10% of its turnover in R&D,
reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best
that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 2.63 billion
Swiss Francs at end June 2012.More information about Firmenich is available

About the ExxonMobil Foundation
The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil
Corporation in the United States. Globally, the Foundation and Corporation
provide funding to improve basic education, promote women as catalysts for
economic development, and combat malaria in developing countries. In the
United States, ExxonMobil and the ExxonMobil Foundation support initiatives to
improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels.
In 2011, together with its employees and retirees, ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), its
divisions and affiliates, and ExxonMobil Foundation provided $278 million in
contributions worldwide, of which $120 million was dedicated to education.
Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and
contributions programs is available at

About the National Safety Council
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. NSC advances this
mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials
and the public in areas where we can make the most impact -- distracted
driving, teen driving, workplace safety and safety beyond the workplace.

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SOURCE National Safety Council

Contact: NSC Contact: Kathy Lane, Communications Director, +1-630-775-2307,
+1-630-542-6558,; Firmenich Contact: Nollaig Forrest, Director
Corporate Headquarter Communication, +41 22 780 50 88,
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