NOVA Chemicals is passionate about safety. As a Responsible Care® (RC) operator, every decision we make is backed by our drive towards an injury-free workplace and the safety of our people, places, and the materials and processes that make up our business. In the spirit of safety, we are proud to be the sponsor of the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Safety Award for the second year in a row.
At the Stampede closing ceremony on July 16, 2023, NOVA Chemicals President and CEO Roger Kearns presented the award to Kurt Bensmiller in front of roughly 18,000 fans. Bensmiller was the chuckwagon driver who amassed the lowest number of penalties and fastest cumulative running time over the 10 days of racing. The Safety Award consists of a bronze trophy and a $25,000 check.
“Being a safe operator begins by demonstrating personal care for the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues to ensure we all return home safe each day. Safety is core to everything we do here at NOVA, and the Stampede Safety Award does a great job of reflecting how our individual choices can make a big difference in the safety of our larger teams,” said Kearns.
Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s commitment to improving health, safety, security, and environmental performance of individual companies. The ethics and principles of RC are embedded in our strategy, practices, and aspirations. We strive every day to meet our commitment that our workers return home safe at the end of each workday.