Flint Hills Resources firms receive 57 awards for 2009

Flint Hills Resources LLC companies have earned 57 local-, state-, and national-level awards for compliance and safety and environmental excellence for 2009 performance.

Flint Hills Resources’ commitment to compliance in all areas has resulted in the company’s third consecutive honor as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” designated by the Ethisphere Institute. The honor reflects the company’s “outstanding commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices, and corporate social responsibility.”

The company’s liquid fuels terminals earned the Platinum Award from the International Liquid Terminals Association. This award, the company’s second in three years, reflects outstanding safety and health performance as employees move FHR refined products from the terminals to customers.

The company’s Minnesota refinery has completed more than 10 years without exceeding its water permit at the wastewater treatment plant. This feat has been honored with awards from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Flint Hills Resources sites earned a number of safety awards. The company’s overall OSHA recordable incident rate for 2009 is 0.59, while the industry average is 5.0. For lost-time incidents—those resulting in time away from work—the Flint Hills average is 0.11 versus the industry’s 1.2 rate.

These honors recognize Flint Hills Resources’ sites and employees for their achievements to operate plants responsibly; implement technologies to cut emissions and conserve energy, water and other resources; and manufacture customer-preferred products:
•2010 World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute (third consecutive year)

•Platinum Award, International Liquid Terminals Association

•Governor’s Award of Honor in Occupational Safety, Pine Bend, Minnesota Safety Council (third consecutive year)

•Certificate of Commendation, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

•Grand Corporate Safety Award, Wisconsin Safety Council, Wisconsin terminal operations

•Meritorious Safety Performance Award, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association:
—Corpus Christi TX refinery
—Longview TX chemical site
—Port Arthur TX petrochemical plant
—Peru IL petrochemical plant
—Rosemount MN refinery (Pine Bend)
—Marysville MI petrochemical plant

• Safety Achievement–Years Award, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association:
—Corpus Christi refinery
—Longview chemical site
—Port Arthur petrochemical plant
—Peru petrochemical plant
—Rosemount refinery (Pine Bend)

•Gold Award, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association —Longview chemical site —Port Arthur petrochemical plant —Peru petrochemical plant —Rosemount refinery (Pine Bend) •Star among Stars Award, Region 6 Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association:
—Longview chemical site
—Port Arthur petrochemical plant
—Fort Worth TX refined products terminal —Waco TX refined products terminal —Austin TX refined products terminal —San Antonio TX refined products terminal

•Honor Distinction (four-year) Award from National Safety Council Greater Omaha Chapter, Omaha NE, Asphalt terminal

•National Safety Council Perfect Record Award, Occupational Excellence Achievement (terminals) —Omaha (asphalt) —Fargo ND (asphalt) —Marshall, Savage, Pine Bend, Rosemount (refined products) —Algona and Bettendorf (refined products), Davenport and Dubuque IA (asphalt) —Green Bay, Junction City, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, and Waupun WI (refined products) —Austin, Bastrop, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Waco (refined products)

•Iowa-Illinois Safety Award:
—Algona, Davenport, and Dubuque asphalt terminals —Bettendorf refined products terminal

•Meritorious Achievement Award, Minnesota Safety Council:
—Rosemount (Asphalt Lab, Bottom Loading, and Top Loading offices) —Marshall, Savage, and St Paul MN asphalt terminals

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