Environmental Protection Partners: Teck and Gemcom bring environmental quality software to the world
In March 1998, two Canadian companies, mining giant Teck Corporation and earth resources software developer, Gemcom Software International Inc., announced that they had joined forces to bring environ-mental data management and reporting soft-ware into the global marketplace, through a separate joint venture company, GemTeck Environmental Software Ltd. Companies whose operations may have an environmental impact, like those in exploration and mining, face a slew of statutory requirements to moni-tor, manage and report on the effect their oper-ations have on the surrounding area. Until recently, these same organisations were left very much to their own devices in their efforts to meet these requirements. Often, the choice was between committing internal resources to create a computer program from scratch, which was both time consuming and expen-sive, or undertaking the process by hand. In this new venture, GemTeck offers another solution a fully functional Windows 95/98/NT program specifically designed to fill this need.