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2009 ESS excellence awards recognize organizations for best practices in EH&S/crisis information management to drive efficiency, sustainability

ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for compliance and sustainability, announced today that at least a dozen industry leaders and public safety agencies are being honored with 2009 ESS Excellence Awards. The ESS Excellence Awards, co-sponsored by digital media providers and VertMarket’s Oil & Gas Online, will be presented at an award gala celebration during ESS EXPO.09 on Tuesday, October 6 in San Antonio.

ESS EXPO.09, the premier software users’ conference dedicated to EH&S and Crisis information solutions, will feature more than 30 sessions – with presentations from top EH&S professionals, business decision-makers and technology experts – plus hands-on workshops, where attendees can explore ESS' latest solutions with help from software experts who provide one-on-one consultations. Also participating at ESS EXPO.09 will be world-class technology and service providers, including “platinum sponsors” Microsoft, ERM (Environmental Resources Management), and OSyS (Optimized Systems and Solutions) as well as Oracle, IBM, Atrion International, CH2M Hill, E2 ManageTech, ICF International, OSIsoft, Pavilion Technologies and SafeTec.

This year’s ESS Excellence Award winners include:

Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Ford Motor Company
Kuwait Oil Company
Nebraska Emergency Mgm't Agency
Nestle Purina PetCare
Reynolds Packaging Group
SandRidge Energy
U.S. Postal Inspection Service And others (to be announced)

Several ESS EXPO.09 sessions will feature Excellence Award winners who will discuss case studies that show how their organizations successfully used EH&S automated tools to drive new efficiencies and achieve their sustainability goals. In addition, one award winner will be recognized as the 'Best of the Best,' for implementing strategies that deliver the greatest proven benefit to their organization and its stakeholders.

Established in 2006, the ESS Excellence Awards recognize public and private organizations for their use of information technology to reduce risks and costs associated with EH&S and crisis management. Hundreds of organizations including representatives from the petrochemical, mining and manufacturing sectors, as well as government agencies, universities and public utilities, have submitted entries for award consideration.

“ESS is pleased to recognize these outstanding organizations for demonstrating how addressing key business challenges — including greenhouse gas/carbon management, environmental compliance, health and safety management, crisis management and corporate responsibility reporting — can generate significant business benefits that have bottom-line impact,” said Robert Johnson, ESS President and CEO.

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