CHESTERLAND, Ohio, May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fairmount Santrol is pleased to announce the release of its ninth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, Boldly Different—our first report to follow the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. To meet these guidelines, we conducted an assessment where we engaged internal and external stakeholders to identify and prioritize Fairmount Santrol's most significant sustainability-related impacts, risks, and opportunities.
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This report shares the results of our assessment as well as celebrates the many accomplishments of our Family Members and our collective commitment to be Bold and lead by example. Some highlights of our 2014 CSR report include:
Hosted our fourth Appreciative Inquiry Summit, where Family Members and stakeholders Boldly defined our path to a sustainable future and contributed more than 3,720 hours of service during our "Day of Caring"
Achieved one million consecutive safe working hours
Reused approximately 95 percent of water used in our operations
Increased our total number of zero waste facilities from 11 to 18
Expanded our global logistics network to include 52 distribution terminals and more than 9,300 railcars
Invested nearly $3.9 million in the communities where we are proud to live and work
"Since becoming a public company, we have been asked if our commitment to sustainable development will endure," said President and Chief Executive Officer Jenniffer Deckard. "The answer is simple: 'Yes.' SD is one important factor in making Fairmount Santrol Boldly Different."
Our commitment to "Do Good. Do Well." empowers our Family Members to be agents of positive change at work, home, and in our communities. In our 2014 CSR report, we celebrate those successes and look forward to creating additional value through greater alignment of our sustainable development initiatives with the topics that matter most to our stakeholders. The full report can be viewed online at http://fairmountsantrol.com/about/sustainability/.
About Fairmount Santrol
Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used by oil and gas exploration and production companies to enhance the productivity of their wells. The company also provides high-quality products, strong technical leadership and applications knowledge to end users in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets. Its global logistics capabilities include a wide-ranging network of distribution terminals and thousands of rail cars that allow the company to effectively serve customers wherever they operate. As one of the nation's longest continuously operating mining organizations, Fairmount Santrol has developed a strong commitment to all three pillars of sustainable development, People, Planet and Prosperity. Correspondingly, the company's motto and action orientation is: "Do Good. Do Well." For more information, visit FairmountSantrol.com.
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