ADM Receives EH&S Information Management Award

ADM Receives EH&S Information Management Award


  • ADM recognized for its integrated approach to managing environmental data

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Independent research firm Verdantix recognized Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), along with project partners CH2M and IHS, with an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Information Management Award for the implementation of ADM’s comprehensive environmental information management system, Project GEMINI (Global Environmental Management Information Network Initiative).

“This award is a testament to the hard work of our colleagues, working in concert with our implementation partners CH2M and IHS,” said Mark Calmes, ADM’s vice president, Environmental. “Having a defined and standardized EMIS that supports our global environmental management system has helped enhance our compliance efforts. At the same time, we are reaping the benefits of the efficiencies that come through streamlining data management.”

Through Project GEMINI, ADM has been able to implement stronger environmental procedures, better visibility of environmental performance and consistent and accurate tracking of global metrics to enable evaluation and trend analysis across their global operations.

IHS Sphera® Essential™ was selected as the right technology solution for the project because it had the capabilities: compliance, tasking, audits, air, water, waste, fugitives, chemical inventory and more; flexibility; and scalability needed for global implementation. Global program management and environmental consultant CH2M came on board to help plan and implement the software deployment and has continued to provide support with data gathering, software configuration, training, organizational change management and software sustainment.

The project has sparked a renewed energy toward environmental improvement throughout ADM, and when the implementation is complete, GEMINI will be used by thousands of ADM employees – working in 10 languages – at more than 700 facilities around the world.

Verdantix recognized the achievement at its inaugural EH&S Information Management Awards at the Verdantix Summit 2016: Getting Value from EH&S Information Management in Chicago.

About CH2M

CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions to clients working on the world’s most complex challenges. CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management solutions for vital infrastructure and resources serving diverse public- and private-sector clients. With $5.4 billion in revenue and ~22,000 people, the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment and nuclear; transportation; and energy and industrial. CH2M ranks among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; number-one in environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by independent analyst Verdantix. CH2M in 2016 was selected to receive the World Environment Center’s Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development, and in 2015, received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s highest Industry Water Award for advancing innovative potable reuse technologies. To learn more about the CH2M difference, connect with the firm at;;;; and search for jobs at

About IHS

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 140 countries 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 is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs nearly 9,000 people in 33 countries around the world. Learn more at

About ADM

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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