Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 15, 2008
The Sims Group, the world's leading listed metal recycler, has selected KMI's EHS Software Suite including Incident Management, Corrective Action, Compliance, Audit & Inspection, KPI Metrics and Dashboards.
Sims Metal Management (http://www.simsmm.com) has over 230 operations globally. Sims' core businesses are metal recycling and recycling solutions. Headquartered in North Sydney, Australia, and Manhattan, New York, Sims Metal Management earns approximately 80 per cent of its revenue from international operations in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, New Zealand and Asia. Sims has over 6,000 employees, pro-forma turnover in fiscal 2008 of over A$10 billion and has its ordinary shares listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:SMG) and its ADRs listed on the NYSE (SMS).
John Hayworth Vice President of the Sims Metal Management's Safety, Health, Environmental and Community (SHEC) management team said that the KMI EHS Suite was selected based on its ability to meet critical business requirements. System usability, flexibility and ease of providing comprehensive global organizational performance and risk data to executive management were key factors among these requirements. The ability to deploy and support the hosted software as a service (SaaS) in more than a dozen languages around the world was also an important consideration in the selection process.
According to Fred Cornell, Regional SHEC Director, "The safety, environmental stewardship and sustainability of our operations are top priorities for Sims Metal Management and we believe the solution provided by KMI is an effective tool for supporting this global strategy. Our company immediately realized the potential return on investment from this comprehensive risk, performance and sustainability management system."
According to Matt Airhart, Director of Business Development at KMI, "We are excited to add the world's largest metal recycler to the growing number of companies that trust KMI as their long-term, preferred provider of EHS information management systems (EMIS). Implementing an effective global EMIS is a necessity for a company like Sims that has grown through mergers and acquisitions. It not only supports real time risk visibility across the organization, but also acts as a simple platform for pushing consistent corporate safety and environmental stewardship standards out to a diverse and dispersed group."
The KMI EHS Software Suite is being implemented by an integrated team comprised of KMI project management and system integration professionals along with Sims SHEC management and IT support. Sims anticipates initial release of the system on January 1, 2009, which is less than three months from project kickoff.
KMI provides flexible, scalable and usable web-based software solutions that help companies operate more safely and efficiently, increase regulatory compliance, control environmental impact, and reduce corporate risk. KMI is a trusted supplier of EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS) to manufacturing and energy companies ranging in size from hundreds to over a hundred thousand employees.