The Eagan, Minn., campus of Thomson Reuters was honored as a “highly protected risk” (HPR) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, a worldwide insurance industry-recognized classification for best-in-class facilities.

The HPR award, presented by the company’s property insurance firm FM Global , indicates a facility where personnel apply best practices in loss prevention and facility protection against fire and natural hazards. It is the most prestigious engineering award given to FM Global’s customers, with less than .02 percent of its clients receiving the award in 2010.

“Our relationship with FM Global dates back more than 15 years and the organization has been a great partner in our mission to protect building and employee safety,” said Tom Walrath, vice president, Facilities. “We’re honored to be recognized by FM Global for our commitment to preventing and minimizing loss on the Eagan campus.”

HPR locations are selected based on annual inspections by FM Global engineers to assess hazards and work practices in place to reduce physical and financial loss. Both the physical and human elements of the organization’s risk management plans and alignment with FM Global’s engineering philosophy earned the Eagan campus high marks in its evaluation.

HPR facilities have systems in place to reduce the chance of loss and ensure a safe work environment, continuity of operations and reduced insurance rates. Though a majority of the safety measures may not be things people notice every day, property insurance companies and others in the industry pay close attention to them.

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