RRD IN Facility Recommended for OSHA's VPP Star Status Certification
CHICAGO—August 27, 2013—R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has announced that its Crawfordsville, IN, North Plant location has been recommended for certification to Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which reflects excellence in occupational safety and health management systems. This certification would represent the fifth VPP Star Status certification for RR Donnelley and complements the Star Status certification achieved by the Crawfordsville South Plant in 2011.
"Safety is the most important measure of operational excellence," said Dan Knotts, RR Donnelley's COO. "Our written safety programs serve as a foundation for a safe work place, but it is exceptional management commitment, strong employee engagement and the individual ownership of safety as a core value that produces such outstanding results."
Star certification is the highest certification level granted by OSHA and is awarded only after organizations complete an application process and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation conducted by a team of health and safety professionals. These VPP certifications signify the implementation of effective health and safety management systems and injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for the printing industry.
Michael Manzella, RR Donnelley's senior vice president of environmental, health, safety and quality added, "This recommendation demonstrates exceptional teamwork, innovation and attention to detail. We are proud of our employees' safety record worldwide and especially pleased that our team in Crawfordsville has been recognized with this important distinction."
RR Donnelley's Global Social Responsibility Report provides a detailed overview of the company's safety performance.
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing services to clients in virtually every private and public sector.