WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Global
Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) re-released the web tool,
www.gemi.org/hsewebdepot 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
(www.gemi.org/hsewebdepot), 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 www.gemi.org. 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
SOURCE Global Environmental Management Initiative