NSSGA announces Safety, Environmental, and Community Relations Excellence Awards
an Oldcastle company
“We are so pleased to be able to recognize CalPortland’s Pioneer Aggregates with the National Stars of Excellence award, in addition to all our Gold Award winners,” said NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson in a press release. “Every day, our members continue to show their commitment to the industry and their communities in promoting safe working conditions, recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship, and maintaining outstanding community relations. These awards demonstrate their important contributions to a sustainable America.”
“Our winners have every reason to be proud of their achievements,” said NSSGA Chairman of the Board Dave Thomey, executive vice president, Maryland Materials Inc., in a written statement. “I congratulate each of these operations for their commitment to outstanding corporate citizenship and support of their communities. They remind us of the important role the aggregates industry plays in ensuring a greater quality of life in America.”
NSSGA’s National Stars of Excellence program began in 2001 and is presented to those operations earning two or more of any of the following gold awards over a five-year period:
Safety Excellence, Environmental Excellence, and Excellence in Community Relations. Each operation is awarded a number of stars corresponding to the number of gold awards won. A Three-Star Award winner is NSSGA’s Sustainability Award recipient — the highest award that can be achieved by an operation from the association.
The Sterling Safety Award was created in 1994 to recognize the companies that have the lowest total accident incidence rate for the previous year in their category among NSSGA member companies.
The Safety Excellence Program was created in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices and to recognize, on an annual basis, individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies.
The Environmental Excellence Awards program was created in 1992 to provide national recognition for aggregate producers that meet and exceed technical, environmental, and regulatory requirements.