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DuPont Pioneer Facilities Receive Global Safety Award

Chatham, Ontario, June 12, 2014 - Eight DuPont Pioneer locations across Canada are being recognized for their excellent safety records. The Board of Directors (BOD) Safety Award is bestowed by global DuPont headquarters to company facilities that achieve the highest level of safety standards through the year.

To qualify for the award, locations must complete the calendar year for which the award is being presented without an event-related lost workday case and have an improved safety record from the previous year.

"Safety is a core value for DuPont Pioneer and it is integral to our corporate culture, so receiving this award from global headquarters is a significant nod to Canadian facilities," says Rob Vitek, safety health and environment manager for DuPont Pioneer Canada.

"The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association would like to congratulate the DuPont Pioneer facilities in Canada for receiving this prestigious global recognition," says Marcel Hacault, executive director of CASA. "As a long-time supporter of CASA's work to promote farm safety across the agricultural sector, it is excellent to see DuPont Pioneer being recognized for its commitment to safety within their ranks. This reinforces the safety culture within and sends a positive message of commitment to all who do business with DuPont Pioneer."

The centres receiving the award across Canada include:

  • Chatham, Ont. administration, seed quality and field staff
  • Coteau-du-Lac, Que., research
  • Edmonton, Alta., research
  • Georgetown, Ont., research
  • Saskatoon, Sask., administration and field staff
  • Wingham, Ont., parent seed production
  • Woodstock Ont., corn and soybean research

"Thanks to this focus on safety, more than 100 permanent employees and hundreds of seasonal employees returned home safely from work every day in 2013," says Vitek. "We'll be striving for a second year in a row of zero incidents as we head into the busy planting season."

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.



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