GEMI Announces ConocoPhillips as Newest Member

Aug 26, 2010, 11:06 ET from GEMI

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) announced today the addition of its newest member, ConocoPhillips.

"We are pleased to welcome ConocoPhillips to GEMI," said GEMI Chair, Moe Bechard, Diversey, Inc.  "ConocoPhillips is a highly respected international company who has dedicated themselves to improving their environmental sustainability.  Their knowledge and experience will be valuable additions to GEMI, and we look forward to combining their expertise with that of our other GEMI members."

ConocoPhillips will be represented by Sabrina Watkins, Manager, Climate Change and Sustainable Development; Karl Fennessey, Senior Consultant, Climate Change and Sustainable Development and Jennifer Barringer, Upstream Business Development and New Ventures.  

GEMI Membership Chair, Lindell Sneed, Manager, Environmental Programs, Abbott, concluded, "On behalf of the organization, I would like to welcome ConocoPhillips to GEMI. GEMI is comprised of leading companies that work together to create environmental sustainability solutions through the creation of tools and information designed to  improve their company's environmental, health and safety and sustainability programs and activities."  Sneed added, "We are pleased to add ConocoPhillips, to GEMI's membership and believe that their participation in GEMI will provide Conoco Phillips with the same quantifiable value that other GEMI members have recognized."

GEMI's Executive Director Steve Hellem stated, "It will be a pleasure to have ConocoPhillips as a member of GEMI and work with the fine professionals that represent their company.  GEMI is an organization that is committed to understanding and addressing environmental sustainability solutions for our members, and we look forward to working with ConocoPhillips as the newest member of GEMI."

GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; Diversey, Inc.; Duke Energy; DuPont; Eastman Kodak Company; Ecolab, Inc.; FedEx; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kraft Foods Inc.; MedImmune; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Incorporated.; The Procter & Gamble Company; The Scotts Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; and, Southern Company.

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Arielle Brown