CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 2017) — Sphera, the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services with a focus on Operational Risk, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), and Product Stewardship, has been named Project of the Year by Environmental Leader.

Led by LNS Research analyst, Peter Bussey, and a carefully selected panel of expert judges, Environmental Leader recognizes projects that yield highly successful results in planning, implementation and execution. Sphera Essential Suite’s integration by Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, has the distinct honor of being named a 2017 Project of the Year.

Santee Cooper installed Sphera Essential Suite as the backbone to its new enterprise-wide environmental management information system (EMIS). The unified system addressed growing external and internal pressures, such as the implementation of stricter regulations and an influx of employee retirements. A result of the new system, environmental managers were enabled to move away from manual processes and move toward a streamlined system that aligns with the EPA’s Plan, Do, Check, Act model.

In addition to enhancing sustainability, the EMIS also promotes personal accountability by automatically alerting task owners when projects are due. Current results suggest that this function motivates employees to complete tasks earlier and reduces the risk of non-compliance.

“We are thrilled with the way Santee Cooper leveraged the Sphera Essential Suite to achieve efficient environmental and operational solutions,” says Sphera President & CEO Paul Marushka. “This is the perfect embodiment of what we strive to accomplish every day. We are honored by this distinction and will use it to inspire us on our mission of creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world.”

Sphera’s dedication to innovating EHS processes has made the company an outstanding leader in the technology and operations sector. With products such as SpheraCloud, a responsive, configurable and intuitive cloud-based user interface, Sphera continues to serve as an industry pioneer.

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About Sphera

Sphera is the leading provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and risk management software, data and consulting services focusing on Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S), Operational Risk Management (ORM), Product Stewardship and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). For more than 30 years, we have served over 7,000 customers and a million-plus users in 80 countries to help companies keep their people safe, their products sustainable and their operations productive.

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