PRIZIM Inc. Chosen to Support the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Maximize Sustainability

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PRIZIM was recently selected by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide strategic sustainability, energy, and environmental management program development support. As a new subsidiary of Hitachi Consulting, PRIZIM now has access to a wider array of change management, business process and IT resources and a deeper capacity to identify tactical cost saving and risk management solutions than ever before. PRIZIM will offer FEMA with its signature high-quality technical support and value-added consultation for which it is widely known.

With strengthened environmental performance and improved operational efficiency, FEMA can focus more effectively on its central mission of helping our citizens, with the added benefit of achieving this mission through sustainable operations.”

PRIZIM Inc. (PRIZIM) was recently selected by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) to provide strategic sustainability, energy, and environmental management program development support. FEMA’s mission is to aid citizens and first responders in the face of emergencies and disasters, and the agency has undertaken a further task to perform its duties in an even more efficient manner that saves taxpayers money and manages environmental risk. PRIZIM will help FEMA in accomplishing this task.

PRIZIM will offer its signature high-quality technical support and value-added consultation for which it is widely known. As a new subsidiary of Hitachi Consulting, PRIZIM now has access to a wider array of change management, business process and IT resources and a deeper capacity to identify tactical cost saving and risk management solutions than ever before.    

PRIZIM’s scope in this project includes policy analysis, implementation and integration strategies, field operation program support, data management and information delivery systems, environmental and sustainability reporting, environmental auditing and compliance assistance, and communications and public awareness activities. PRIZIM Principal Julia Philpott is the project lead, offering her expertise in energy efficiency, risk management, and sustainability reporting at the facility and enterprise levels.

“We’re excited to begin supporting FEMA,” says PRIZIM Senior Vice President and Senior Sustainability Executive Frank Priznar. “FEMA serves an important role in the U.S., offering assistance to communities during the vulnerable time in the aftermath of a disaster. With strengthened environmental performance and improved operational efficiency, FEMA can focus more effectively on its central mission of helping our citizens, with the added benefit of achieving this mission through sustainable operations.”                        

About PRIZIM Inc.
PRIZIM Inc., a subsidiary of Hitachi Consulting Corporation, is a consulting and innovation firm with a passionate commitment to making the world a better place, helping people exist in a sustainably resilient natural ecosystem. PRIZIM’s approach to business is conscious; it redefines and expands success for itself and its clients and makes sustainable resilience achievable for others. Many organizations claim to make the world a better place, but PRIZIM can prove it having taken more than 4,000 actions (since its founding in 1996) which led to an eight-fold increase of resulting actions or improvements. For more information see http://www.prizim-inc.com.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
As Hitachi, Ltd.'s global consulting company, with operations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI.

Its client base includes 35 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 percent of the Global 100, along with many mid-market leaders. With offices throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Hitachi Consulting employs more than 5,000 professionals across 13 countries with delivery centers in India (Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad), China (Guangzhou) and the United States (Fargo, North Dakota) to offer global delivery scale. For more information, visit http://www.hitachiconsulting.com.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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