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ERM and IHS to Work Together to Meet Growing Demand for Enterprise Sustainability Management Solutions

22 June 2011

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) – a leading global provider of sustainability, environmental, health and safety (EHS), risk and social consulting services – today announced its plan to partner with IHS to help industrial clients implement best-in-class information management systems for Enterprise Sustainability Management (ESM).

“Our customers are struggling to manage their sustainability and EHS issues across diverse operations and geographies. Helping them meet these challenges is more than our core business - it’s all we do!” said ERM's Global Commercial Director, Shawn Doherty. “ERM has been in this business for 40 years and we see growing demand for integrated enterprise-level systems to replace piecemeal applications and manual processes. With our new focus on implementing IHS solutions for ESM, we can do even more to help our clients achieve their business goals.”

Vijay Gudivaka, Global Managing Partner for ERM’s Information Solutions Practice added, “Working together, ERM and IHS will continue to help our customers leverage sustainability and EHS information to reduce risks and costs while driving operational excellence across their entire organization. ERM has the largest and most experienced software implementation practice in the rapidly evolving ESM software market. Many ERM customers use multiple IHS software solutions to address enterprise-wide goals for EHS regulatory compliance and sustainability reporting. We at ERM are uniquely positioned to assist  customers who have invested in IHS solutions, providing them with consistent support across their global operations.” 

“IHS is pleased to see ERM’s readiness to grow its presence in the ESM solutions market and its commitment to partner with IHS,” said Woody Ritchey, Vice President EHS & Sustainability for IHS. “ERM’s world-class expertise in addressing industry and IT issues is a key part of our plans to help customers successfully address the full spectrum of ESM challenges including EHS compliance, greenhouse gas and energy management, product stewardship and corporate responsibility.”

About ERM
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of sustainability, environmental, health, safety (EHS), risk and social consulting services. It employs 3600 staff located in 130 offices in 40 countries worldwide. Over the past five years it has worked for around 60 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 companies.

About IHS
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 5,100 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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