A. Duie Pyle, a leading transportation and logistics provider, was the recipient of the American Chemistry Council's 2011 Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award. The award recognizes the performance and excellent safety record of Partner companies globally, and is presented to the top three Partner companies who have completed all Responsible Care program obligations including third party certification, and who have had zero fatalities in the past calendar year. The Award was presented during the Annual Responsible Care Conference & Logistics Expo on April 17 in Miami, Fla.
The Responsible Care Program is a global initiative to assure the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. While participation is mandatory for members of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), companies that are part of the supply chain can apply for acceptance and be sponsored into the program as a Responsible Care Partner. In January 2008, A. Duie Pyle was sponsored by BASF and Rohm and Haas, two of the world's leading chemical manufacturers, and was accepted into the rigorous Responsible Care program. The company achieved Responsible Care Management System certification in December 2010 and is currently the only Regional LTL carrier in the Northeast to achieve this stature.
"Surpassing the three-year mark in the Responsible Care program has become a select move among transportation providers," said Steve O'Kane, president of A. Duie Pyle. "It further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring the highest safety standards in this demanding market."
The key factor in determining the success or mediocrity of any enterprise risk management program is the genuine commitment of executive leadership, stated Pete Dannecker, director of loss prevention and risk management for A. Duie Pyle. Dannecker was named the American Transportation Associations' (ATA) Safety Director of the Year in 2007 and his efforts gained further recognition, where the company was the recipient of the prestigious ATA President's Trophy Award for safety in 2005, and again in 2009.
"Pyle's leadership sets their own standard in terms of where we choose to invest resources and that standard is driven by people, our most valuable resource," said Dannecker. "At a point where many service companies achieve a moderate level of EHS&S (Environment, Health, Safety and Security Policy) success and then choose to divert resources elsewhere, Pyle breaks from the norm and looks for new ways to offer additional protection to our employees, the public and the environment."
For more than a decade, the ACC's Responsible Care Awards Program has recognized companies and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to improved performance in the chemical sector.
"Responsible Care is the chemical industry's commitment to sustainability," said Greg Babe, chair of ACC's Board Committee on Responsible Care and president and CEO of Bayer Corp. "The Responsible Care Awards Program recognizes those companies that are among the industry's very best performers, those companies that are leading the way to face EHS&S challenges today, to ensure that the industry is safer and more secure."
About A. Duie Pyle
Headquartered in West Chester, PA, A. Duie Pyle is the Northeast's premier transportation and logistics provider, with extended LTL service coverage into the Southeast, Midwest, and Canada. "Pyle People Deliver" is its corporate promise to customers that outstanding service will always be its first and foremost mission. A family-owned and operated business for more than 85 years, the company provides a complete range of transportation and distribution services. A. Duie Pyle LTL Services operates 17 Service Centers, strategically located throughout the region, with direct service to the Caribbean. A. Duie Pyle Transport Services Group provides specialized truckload services to meet the short-haul needs in the Northeast. A. Duie Pyle Warehousing and Distribution operates with more than two million square feet of public and contract warehousing space and is fully integrated with the company's LTL and TL service offerings for seamless distribution. For information about A. Duie Pyle capabilities, visit www.aduiepyle.com or call 800-523-5020.