ENVIRONMENTAL & SAFETY POLICY

PING is dedicated to providing its employees and the community with a clean, safe and healthful work environment. Our goal is to conduct our business in an environmentally sensitive and prudent manner. Our focus is to minimize environmental, health and safety risks to our employees and the community, and comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.

Dedication to the Environment

All PING employees, working together, are key to accomplishing environmental and safety compliance and have the responsibility of promoting issues of environmental importance. It is our commitment to continue improving our performance, where possible, by using processes and methodologies which reduce waste, promote pollution prevention and enhance employee safety. These programs benefit our employees, our company, the community and our customers. We will continue to set environmental objectives and programs to achieve our commitment.

Corporate Environmental Responsibilities

PING utilizes management practices that promote worker safety and protect the environment. This environmental stewardship is incorporated into our design and construction of plant facilities, process modifications and the use of potentially hazardous materials in the workplace. PING will strive to:

Provide the resources necessary to implement appropriate environmental programs and pollution prevention techniques.

Analyze the environmental and safety factors of proposed capital projects and design processes for their effects or potential effects on environmental compliance.

Recognize that compliance with all applicable environmental permits, laws and regulations is our obligation. PING will strive to enhance compliance where possible.

Educate employees to promote the employee's accountability for environmental performance.

Identify and evaluate potential environmental hazards using accepted audit procedures. These audits will be scheduled regularly and will involve key personnel, including direction and guidance from legal counsel.

Evaluate process and facility changes for their impact on the environment.

Continuously reinforce environmental compliance through audits and program reviews.

Participate with governmental agencies and organized groups in developing and adopting responsible environmental legislation.

Employee Responsibilities

Management and employee involvement in environmental compliance is crucial to the overall success of PING's environmental programs. Environmental responsibility requires that PING employees strive to meet the following environmental objectives:

Advance issues of environmental importance.

Be aware of circumstances, which indicate an environmental or safety issue, that could possibly result in an unauthorized or negative impact to the environment or to employee safety.

Perform their jobs as trained, taking care to minimize negatively impacting the environment and worker safety.

Where operations allow, evaluate and implement alternative materials to reduce and/or eliminate waste that impacts our environment.

Reduce natural resource and energy consumption at company-owned and operated facilities.

Assist the community in which we live by participation in city, county and state environmental programs such as travel reduction programs, household hazardous waste collection days, no burn days, etc.

Promptly notify the Environmental Director of circumstances that present a risk to the environment or the Safety Manager of circumstances that present a risk to employee safety.