ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced the winners of the 2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding leadership in the use of advanced information systems and best practices to achieve environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability business goals.
“We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s SPECTRUM Award winners. We want to thank these remarkable organizations and individuals for their dedication and for sharing their experiences so we can continue working together to develop enterprise sustainability management information strategies that drive operational excellence,” said Scott Lockhart, IHS Vice President EHS and Sustainability.
IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners for 2013 are being specifically recognized for information management projects or programs that achieved major benchmark results in the areas of:
o Environmental Performance o Product Stewardship o Health & Safety o Energy & Carbon o Operational Risk o Corporate Responsibility
Established in 2006, the IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards program reflects the growing importance of EHS and sustainability as a business imperative. This year’s award winners were selected from hundreds of candidate organizations – a new record number of entries – representing more industries in more markets around the world than ever before. The information solutions that this year’s winners use range from global enterprise platforms to desktop applications, depending on each organization’s goals.
The 2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners (and a sampling of their achievements) include:
- ADCO– Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations established HEARTS (HSE Electronic Analysis Reporting and Tracking System) to ensure compliance with international standards – including ISO 14001, 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications – as well as provide performance metrics to corporate leadership.
- ADGAS– Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company launched an enterprise-wide flaring and emissions information system that reduced the time to generate monthly reports from three days to three-to-four hours and enabled the company to proactively measure, analyze and report on its performance against other industry leaders.
- Alcoa– One of the world’s top producers of aluminum makes sustainability integral to business operations through comprehensive programs and standards – supported by a global EHS information system that ensures compliance with 1,200-plus permits, tracks 20,000-plus tasks, and delivers metrics for public reporting.
- Anadarko– This independent oil and gas exploration and production company’s Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) ensures compliance with regulations at deepwater drilling sites and modified permit application processes so they are routinely completed in one day vs. three weeks for many competitors.
- Archer Daniels Midland– ADM, a global provider of agricultural products, kicked off Project GEMINI (Global Environmental Management Information Network Initiative) with pilot testing of an environmental management information system (EMIS) that will ultimately serve 700-plus facilities worldwide.
- CenterPoint Energy– Establishing a centralized emissions information system enabled this U.S. power utility to reduce the time required to produce GHG regulatory reports – including EPA’s MRR – from two-to-three months to two weeks, as well as provide metrics for its annual report and the Carbon Disclosure Project.
- Chevron– Renowned for its commitment to operational excellence and safety, this global energy industry leader established an enterprise-wide system to improve incident analysis and reporting workflows, enhance HES business intelligence and provide KPIs for corporate sustainability reporting (e.g. GRI, API/IPIECA).
- Drom Fragrances –One of the world’s premier fragrance manufacturers standardized and streamlined generation of Safety Data Sheets and labels, strengthening customer service while proactively planning for anticipated product compliance challenges in order to maintain/gain access to international markets.
- Eagle Rock Energy –After a series of corporate acquisitions, ERE implemented a company-wide EMIS that simplified management of hundreds of environmental permits for 97 operational sites and 12,000 pieces of equipment – earning a positive return on investment (ROI) within only two years.
- Eastern Municipal Water District– This agency, which serves 758,000-plus Southern California residents, expanded the capabilities of its EMIS in order to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs),producing monthly DMRs that previously took more than 24 hours in less than a minute.
- Enginetics Aerospace –A top manufacturer of complex metal components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry has automated SDS authoring and management, ensuring compliance with ISO 14001 standards and regulations in order to facilitate entry into new international markets.
- Enterprise Products Partners –This publicly traded energy partnership implemented Project ASPECT (Audit, Safety, Pipeline, Environmental, Compliance and Training) to meet growing regulatory requirements by managing nearly 13,000 compliance tasks while reducing environmental violation notices by 70 percent.
- Fugro– This Netherlands-based geological survey provider implemented a global health, safety, and environmental (HSE) platform to serve all 150 of its operating companies, promoting enterprise-wide HSE data and process standards while reducing monthly HSE reporting time from up to three days to one keystroke.
- Husky Energy– In only one year, this major Canadian energy company expanded its enterprise-wide Environmental Performance Reporting System (EPRS) from 12 to 136 facilities in order to efficiently assure compliance with British Columbia’s new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Reporting Regulation.
- Lloyd's Register –This famous world leader in assessing the alignment of its clients' business processes with international safety standards now captures client risk assessment data in real time, increasing team productivity as well as customer satisfaction by reducing the time required for delivery of expert findings.
- PSEG– Public Service Enterprise Group, New Jersey’s oldest investor-owned utility, has implemented an enterprise EMIS to centralize tracking of 45,000-plus tasks for 200-plus permits and provide environmental metrics for reporting to shareholders, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Global Reporting Initiative, etc.
- PSC Industrial Outsourcing– With 37 industrial, transfer, and recycling facilities nationwide, this leading services provider uses online regulatory content to support its “Fresh Start” environmental management system that reduced Notices of Violation by 50 percent and achieved zero reportable spills in 2012.
- Rust-Oleum Europe –The industry-leading paint manufacturer reformatted more than 1,500 Safety Data Sheets in 16 languages for all of its mixtures, completing the work in a matter of months in order to meet the December 1, 2012 deadline for compliance with REACH Annex II and maintain access to its target markets.
- Santee-Cooper –South Carolina’s largest power utility created a unified EMIS that eliminated or replaced 43 percent of legacy checklists, forms and reports in order to manage 5,000-plus compliance tasks over two years and help the organization achieve 96 percent customer satisfaction for its attention to environmental issues.
- Spectra Energy? With EPASS, its Environmental Performance And Safety System, this leading natural gas provider has automated submission of its EPA MRR reporting – dramatically reducing the time required to prepare and submit those reports as well as saving more than $100,000 annually in contractor costs.
- Total Petrochemical & Refining USA– Industry leader TPRI established fully-enabled management system audits and risk assessments, gaining the ability to update 1,500 auditing protocol questions without waiting for (or paying) a contractor, and reducing the time to transfer results from three to five days to a few hours.
- Vale– One of the world’s largest mining companies is developing a comprehensive strategy for Enterprise Risk Management by leveraging a company-wide information system that standardizes risk data and workflows, providing a framework to prioritize risks and enabling a 99 percent reduction in the time required to roll up reports.
- Yara– The world’s largest fertilizer company and a leading chemical manufacturer has standardized and enhanced the quality of Safety Data Sheets across its global enterprise, introducing a new-format Safety Data Card in response to customer requests, in order to successfully manage exponential growth of SDS volume.
This year’s winners will receive their IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards at a gala banquet scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Houston, in conjunction with the 2013 IHS EHS & Sustainability Solution Workshop.
For additional information regarding the IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award program, please visit www.IHS.com/SPECTRUM-Awards. For information about the IHS EHS & Sustainability Solution Workshop in Houston, visit www.ihs.com/events/training-user-groups/ehss-solution-workshop-jun-2013.aspx.
Editors’ Note: Case studies for IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners are currently available upon request. Photos from the Award Gala will be available in June. Contact Alvin.Hayes@ihs.com.
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