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Locus Technologies Quarterly Newsletter (August 2013)
The Value of True SaaS for EHS Compliance
What if there was a better way to manage your EHS, compliance, and sustainability information?
You've realized that the complexities of your company's compliance or environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements call for a better solution than multiple scattered spreadsheets or silo systems. Great. So now what?
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Metals and Mining Companies must Work Ahead to Manage Water Risks
According to analysis from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Eurizon Capital, metals and mining companies that take action now to manage their water risks will be much better off financially in the future... Continue reading
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Locus Product News
Introducing Locus' new conflict minerals module
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a rule by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires companies to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals that originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo or its adjoining countries. This new regulation is relevant for any company that manufactures or contracts to manufacture products where conflict minerals play a part in either the functionality or production of the product.
Appropriately complying with this new conflict minerals rule can be a daunting undertaking for many companies. Having to abide by the appropriate disclosure laws, and finding realistic ways to accurately track the source of potential conflict minerals is an important and complicated task to tackle. Locus' Conflict Minerals module was created to serve as a central point of reference to manage all necessary aspects of an organization's operations to comply with the conflict minerals ruling.
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Collect and Upload Field Data Remotely with Locus eWell
Contact Locus today to learn how you can check out eWell at a special discounted rate.
Or, read more about it here: Locus eWell: Mobile Data Collection.
Locus gave two presentations at the combined EPRI Groundwater Protection Workshop and the NEI RETS-REMP Workshop
Locus Project Manager Sean Sandborgh travelled to Westminster, Colorado to attend the event and give a presentation entitled "Using Mobile Applications to Streamline the Collection of Routine Groundwater Field Data."
Locus presented at the 2013 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)
NEMC, the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America, was held from August 5 to 9 this year in San Antonio, TX. The conference brings together scientists and managers from federal and state agencies, the regulated community, academia, and laboratory and engineering support communities.
This year's conference featured several hot-topic sessions that included excellent presentations regarding industry challenges, and lots of lively discussion. One such session focused on hydrofracturing for shale oil gas exploration. Some topics that were covered under this umbrella included the challenges in produced water treatment and measurement, the revolution in fossil energy production from gas shale, and how the application of hydraulic fracturing of gas shale and tight oil sands has revolutionized the energy industry in the United States. This was of course followed by a discussion about how the development of these new disruptive, innovative practices has outpaced the ability of policy makers and public officials to cope. So what do we do? How do we ensure proper measurement?
Locus' CEO, Neno Duplan, presented a paper at the conference titled "Managing Environmental Monitoring Information in the Cloud," that focused on the importance of cloud computing, and multi-tenancy in particular.
Information management is the key driver behind all aspects of environmental management, costs and performance. This is why the proper management of environmental data is essential. If a company has records scattered across various silo systems that neither the company nor their consultants can easily access, this data cannot be effectively mined for actionable information, and what can't be measured can't be managed. By capturing and analyzing data in one centralized, easily accessible place in the cloud, you can analyze information at portfolio level a thousand times faster, providing actionable insight in real time; which allows you to easily identify opportunities for cost savings.
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