2013 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Winners are Announced – Spotlighting
Leadership in Information Management for EHS & Sustainability
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- May 22, 2013
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
“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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
*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
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
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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