WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Halliburton, one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry.
"We are pleased that Halliburton has joined GEMI," said GEMI's Chair, Keith Miller, Manager, Environmental Initiatives and Sustainability, 3M. "Halliburton will be an active and engaged participant in GEMI in the development of GEMI's Local Water Tool™ (LWT), a new local strategic water tool being created by both GEMI members and project participant companies that include more than 15 global companies that are leaders in the energy industry."
"We are fortunate to have within GEMI's membership, representatives of companies from a wide range of business perspectives," said GEMI's Membership Chair, Neville Dias, Director, Reporting and Analysis, Carnival Corporation & plc. "We are always searching and learning how companies from diverse backgrounds address environmental sustainability and environmental, health and safety challenges and opportunities. The learning process is a key value driver for GEMI membership," added Dias.
Halliburton will be represented by: Jim Prestidge, Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) & Service Quality, and Bob Sherman, Global Manager – Sustainability.
"We are very pleased to be part of GEMI," said Bob Sherman, Halliburton. "Membership in GEMI will provide increased opportunities for Halliburton to learn from other companies that are leading the industry on HSE and sustainability performance. We look forward to being part of the membership that is developing leading solution tools including the GEMI Local Water Tool™ (LWT) as well as addressing key issues such as supply chain and sustainable development, and working with others in the energy industry to find solutions to the environment and sustainability challenges and opportunities being faced by all companies," said Sherman.
"We welcome Halliburton's decision to join GEMI," stated Miller. "Every member company of GEMI is consistently working to improve the environmental sustainability and environment, health and safety activities of their companies, and we welcome Halliburton and their commitment to the vision and goals of GEMI," concluded Miller.
For more information about GEMI, visit GEMI's web site at www.gemi.org.
GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Cargill, Inc.; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; CSX Transportation; Diversey, Inc.; DuPont; FedEx; Halliburton; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Kraft Foods Inc.; Legrand; MedImmune; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Incorporated.; The Procter & Gamble Company; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company; and, Union Pacific Railroad.
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SOURCE Global Environmental Management Initiative