Alcoa receives Oracle’s “Empower the Green Enterprise” award

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Source: IHS

ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for enterprise sustainability, congratulates Alcoa, the world’s leading aluminum manufacturer, for receiving Oracle’s Empower the Green Enterprise award during a ceremony at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 in San Francisco.

Oracle Chairman Jeff Henley and CIO Mark Sunday presented the award to Alcoa, which was recognized for adopting green business practices – including effective use of advanced information technologies – in order to protect the environment, reduce costs and risks and enhance operational efficiency. Alcoa was one of 16 organizations selected to receive the award.

Oracle chose Alcoa for the award based on its successful implementation of ESS enterprise software –installed on Oracle – as its unified platform for EH&S sustainability management throughout the company’s global operations. By using ESS and Oracle, Alcoa has been able to:

• Simplify ISO 14001 compliance to reduce workload and ensure continued certification.

• Improve its data analysis capabilities for improved decision-making and reduced emissions.

• Move from annual to daily data evaluation of emissions reporting. Officials gained tighter control over chemical usage and inventory storage.

“Alcoa deserves this award because it is so strongly committed to achieving environmental sustainability through continuous improvement of EH&S information management,” said Robert Johnson, ESS President and CEO. “Alcoa has also been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum and is a two-time winner of the ESS Excellence Award. We are proud to join with Oracle in supporting Alcoa’s leadership in EH&S sustainability management.”

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