BNSF Honors 76 Shippers for Safe Transport of Hazardous Materials at Product Stewardship Awards

FORT WORTH, Texas — BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) honored 76 shippers with BNSF’s Annual Product Stewardship Award for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail during 2010.

These 76 award-winning companies have successfully implemented the ethics of Product Stewardship under the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care initiative.

“We are honoring these 76 customers because of their commitment and focus to the safe transportation of hazardous materials,” John Lanigan, BNSF executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said at a special presentation at BNSF’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth. “Our top priority is to ensure safety of our employees, our customer’s shipments, the communities we serve, and the environment.”

Implemented in 1997, BNSF’s Product Stewardship Award is presented to shippers who transported a minimum of 500 loaded tank cars of hazardous materials during the previous year with zero non-accident releases during the entire transportation cycle.