SOURCE: Citation Technologies

September 16, 2008 09:00 ET

ENSR and Citation Technologies Launch New International EHS Audit Protocol Platform

Field-Tested Global EHS Regulatory Knowledge Now Available Online

WESTFORD, MA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - ENSR's International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC®) has joined forces with Citation Technologies to create a powerful compliance assurance and regulatory research tool -- "IAPC® Interactive." ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental management firm that manages the IAPC, a group of 80 multinational companies with world-class environmental, health and safety (EHS) audit programs.

Using Citation Technology's web-based knowledge platform, IAPC® Interactive provides on-demand access to regulatory overviews and detailed questionnaires that focus on country-specific EHS requirements. The platform provides user-friendly tools to identify, review, and document sections of the protocols that apply to specific facilities. This system simplifies and improves the evaluation of a facility's regulatory compliance, while reducing research costs.

Through the IAPC®, ENSR develops EHS audit protocols for 35 jurisdictions worldwide. IAPC® protocols are recognized as best-in-class, vetted by hundreds of audit practitioners over 12 years of use in the field. "The IAPC® protocols... provide our audit team members with an accurate, consistent means of interpreting sometimes complex international regulatory requirements," said Chris Milici, Manager, Environment, Health & Safety for Textron, Inc.

"We are pleased to be able to offer the vast resources of IAPC's global regulatory knowledge base in an easy-to-use, powerful solution," said Halley Moriyama, Director of IAPC®. "The world-class platform provided by Citation allows us to offer our customers a unique solution for issues commonly encountered when auditing regulatory compliance across multinational enterprises."

The new service delivers the entirety of IAPC's EHS audit protocols in a collaborative portal, which enables teams to efficiently build and share institutional knowledge at far lower cost than available alternatives. Existing systems can use the structured content via export or integration.

"Auditing is a lengthy, complicated process, so we are more than happy to offer a solution to help simplify it," says John Vitale, Vice President, Citation Technologies. "The depth and breadth of the IAPC protocol content is more accessible and useable via the Internet, rather than hard copy binders and PDF documents. The incorporation of our technology enables audit team members to reduce the time and effort to analyze the protocols and ensure that all team members have the same understanding of the requirements."

For more information, visit http://iapcinteractive.com.

About ENSR

ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading worldwide environmental management firm serving industrial clients and government agencies with 2,600 employees from 90 global offices. ENSR provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, remediation, and environmental health and safety (EHS) management solutions and has completed thousands of compliance audits around the world. ENSR is the recipient of numerous industry, client EHS, business achievement and organizational innovation awards. For more information, please visit: www.ensr.aecom.com

About Citation Technologies

Citation Technologies Inc. is a software technology and services company that helps businesses collect, organize, and distribute information in the form of structured documents. Citation develops and markets a knowledge base platform in the form of a software-as-a-service (SaaS). The company uses this platform to develop and market subscription-based application-specific knowledge bases. The first application-specific knowledge base, CyberRegs, now sets the standard for Internet libraries of state, federal, and international regulations, laws, and supporting information serving the environmental and health and safety compliance community. More information on Citation Technologies can be found at www.citationtechnologies.com

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