Coalition Signs World Safety Declaration

A coalition of diverse, cross-industry companies from around the world have announced their commitment to advance workplace and home safety practices globally over the next three years.

The declaration, was unveiled at the first "World Safety Declaration: Global Industry Commitment to Workplace Safety," an event sponsored by DuPont (Wilmington, Del.).

Its purpose is to affect real-world change to achieve an attainable goal of increased safety and injury reduction. One of the declaration's goals is to recognize that safety enhancements in workplaces and homes are achievable objectives that can be defined, evaluated and measured - despite the differences of geographies and environments around the world.

The companies also committed to reporting their progress, successes and challenges over the next three years at the 2008 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

The declaration, signed by leaders of the coalition's founding companies, was presented to the organizers of World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

The global coalition of the “World Safety Declaration” includes 15 founding companies, headquartered in various countries and represents a broad range of industries.

"This initiative is important,” said DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles O. Holliday, Jr., “because it focuses on commitment and collaboration - two keys to overcoming geographical and cultural boundaries to help make lives safer in every corner of the world." He added that DuPont is proud to participate and unite with other businesses on the 'World Safety Declaration.' “We are committed to sharing our 200-plus years of safety knowledge and innovations with others today for a safer world tomorrow."

The World Congress, which is held every three years, draws several thousand key leaders of workplace safety policy from industry, government and labor to present and discuss emerging safety research, trends, best practices and innovations in the workplace.

Click here to download a copy of the text of the "World Safety Declaration: Global Industry Commitment to Workplace Safety."

Source: DuPont

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