I3A Grants Three of the Four "Best in Class" Awards to Fujifilm
Valhalla, N.Y., July 20, 2011 — FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation today announced that its facilities throughout North America were recognized with a total of twenty awards by the International Imaging Industry Association (I3A) for demonstrating the highest levels of safety performance and leadership. The not-for-profit I3A represents nearly all leading and emerging imaging companies, and is the largest imaging industry group worldwide. Fujifilm won seventeen (17) Safety Excellence Awards; plus three of the four “Best in Class” Awards for the safety performance at its Mississauga, Ontario; Portland, Oregon; and Valhalla, New York facilities.
“These I3A awards represent a validation of our hard work, efforts and deliberate planning to protect all our Fujifilm employees as well as our facilities,” said Ryutaro Hosoda, president, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and president and CEO, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Keeping everyone in a safe, yet productive environment is critical to building sustainable businesses.”
The "Best in Class" awards recognize the companies with the safest workplaces, as determined by injury and illness case rates for the year, in four different areas: manufacturing, warehousing, R&D/administrative, and photo finishing. The company in each category that meets all the I3A Safety Excellence Awards Program criteria and has the lowest OSHA Recordable Incidence (ORI) with the most hours worked during the calendar year is recognized as being best in its class among I3A member companies. This year, Fujifilm’s Warehouse in Ontario, Canada, Photo Services facility in Portland, Oregon, and R&D/Administrative facility in Valhalla, New York were acknowledged with three of the four “Best in Class” awards.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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