December 19, 2008 13:18 ET

ESS Continues Strong Sales Momentum Driven by Global Sustainability Initiatives

Industry Leader Sees Growing Customer Commitment to Integrated EHS Software Platforms

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - ESS, the leading provider of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software, today announced that sustainability initiatives have continued to drive strong sales momentum, resulting in a host of new ESS sales wins. The company pointed to those purchases as proof that enterprise sustainability is a strategic priority for a broad spectrum of private and public sector organizations and that integrated EH&S information systems are seen as essential because they can reduce operational complexity, risks and costs.

ESS' integrated software platform has recently been selected to address EH&S business concerns for a variety of organizations, including AGL Resources, American Sugar, Cabot International, Cessna, EPCO, El Paso Pipeline, LMI Aerospace, Lincoln Electric, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, SandRidge Energy, City of Scottsdale (AZ), Sherwin Williams and VIA Metropolitan Transportation.

Robert Johnson, ESS President & CEO, said, "Our customers tell us that they are absolutely committed to moving forward with their corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives. They recognize that they must continue to invest in order to fulfill the growing demands of regulators, stakeholders and investors and increase their operational efficiency."

"Fortunately, we can help them achieve their sustainability goals even in today's uncertain economy," Johnson continued. "We offer customers the broadest variety of integrated EH&S software applications to mix and match as well as their choice of delivery methods -- on premise, hosted or on demand. Whatever implementation they choose, we can eliminate disparate systems and establish a streamlined platform that promotes operational excellence and cost savings."

ESS solutions enable organizations to address critical challenges including greenhouse gas/carbon management, worker health and safety, environmental compliance, crisis management and corporate responsibility reporting for individual business units or across a global enterprise.

About ESS

ESS is the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for Governance, Risk and Compliance. The company has provided global and local solutions for thousands of businesses, government agencies and other organizations. ESS is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. with major offices worldwide. For information, visit

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