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CN has been recognized as one of three recipients of this year's Responsible Care Partner of the Year award from the American Chemistry Council, the Class I announced yesterday.The award recognizes the "strong performance and safety record of companies involved in the transportation, handling and marketing of chemicals," according to a CN press release.Responsible Care is the chemistry industry's voluntary initiative to guide member organizations in safely managing chemicals from creation to manufacturing to disposal or recycling.In addition, CN earned a 2015 National Achievement Award from Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) in recognition of its ongoing work to help communities understand the movement of hazardous materials and what is required in the event of transportation incidents.In 2015, CN conducted almost 300 TRANSCAER events in Canada and the United States involving more than 6,000 participants.CN has received the TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for seven consecutive years, company officials said.
"We are honored to receive the Responsible Care Partner of the Year Award and the National Achievement TRANSCAER award," said Jim Vena, CN executive vice president and chief operating officer. "CN is committed to operating a safe railway, to handling chemicals and all commodities safely, and to working closely with the communities where we operate to share information about dangerous goods and be ready to respond quickly and comprehensively to any incident."