GEMI Launches New HSE Web Depot

Mar 25, 2008, 01:00 ET from Global Environmental Management Initiative

    WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Global
 Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) re-released the web tool, for environmental professionals who address
 information management system challenges and opportunities for their
 companies. The web tool was originally launched in 2001.
     "GEMI is very pleased to announce the release of its new HSE Web Depot
 (, a web-based resource for the development and
 continual improvement of Health, Safety & Environment Management
 Information Systems (HSE-MIS)," said GEMI's Chair, Bob Accarino, Director
 of Environmental Affairs, Abbott. "This tool as with all GEMI tools
 reflects a collaborative effort and leadership from GEMI company
 representatives with the support of Trinity Consultants and TrainUp," said
     "Today's global business and environmental issues are converging and
 challenging us to participate constructively in the strategic
 decision-making process and create value and opportunity for our companies.
 Accomplishing this depends directly on having tools to help effectively
 derive useful information from massive amounts of input," said GEMI's MIS
 Work Group Co-Chair, Audrey Bamberger, Engineer, Strategic Environmental
 Initiatives, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. "As environmental professionals, the
 closer we work with our peers on the information management side the better
 chance we have of providing our corporate leaders with the data they need
 to make informed decisions."
     GEMI's MIS Work Group Co-Chair, Lyle Staley, Manager Environmental
 Program Development, BNSF Railway added, "The HSE Web Depot has been
 developed and is based on a Plan, Do, Check, Advance (PDCA) approach that
 lets a user decide how best to utilize the tool." "A user of the Web Depot
 may find value in systematically working through the tools and all of its
 steps or by selecting a topic of interest and diving deeper to help address
 their information management systems needs," Staley concluded.
     "The GEMI HSE Web Depot presents a framework for HSE-MIS planning,
 development, system rollout and improvement and organizes company
 experiences within these areas in an easy to use format," said Bamberger.
 "The web tool contains several member company case studies that can be
 helpful to the user. All of us who worked on and developed this tool wanted
 to make sure that the Web Depot facilitated information sharing among
 practitioners in this evolving, growing field of environmental information
     Additional information about GEMI, including the HSE Web Depot, may be
 found on GEMI's web site at The Global Environmental
 Management Initiative (GEMI) is a non-profit organization of 37 leading
 companies dedicated to fostering global environmental, health and safety
 excellence and corporate citizenship.
     GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.;
 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; BNSF Railway Company; Cadbury Schweppes PLC;
 Cargill, Inc.; Carnival Corporation & PLC; The Coca-Cola Company; ConAgra
 Foods; The Dow Chemical Company; Duke Energy; DuPont; Eastman Kodak
 Company; Ecolab, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; FedEx; Johnson & Johnson;
 Johnson Controls, Inc.; JohnsonDiversey, Inc.; Koch Industries, Inc.; Kraft
 Foods Inc.; Merck & Company, Inc.; Motorola, Inc.; Novartis Corporation;
 Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Owens Corning; Perdue Incorporated;
 Pfizer Inc; The Procter & Gamble Company; Roche; Schering-Plough
 Corporation; The Scotts Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company;
 Vulcan Materials Company; and Wyeth.
     For More Information Contact:
     Amy Goldman (202) 296-7449

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