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Learn how 3E has helped some of the world's biggest and brightest brands solve their EHS compliance challenges.

As a leading provider of compounding materials and color concentrates, Akrochem Corporation is steadfastly committed to improving customer productivity. This includes safety and environmental regulatory compliance. The common thread between these three goals is Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Effective, compliant and up-to-date SDSs are not only a global requirement, but serve as the critical centerpiece for enabling effective product stewardship practices throughout a product's lifecycle. In today's environment, merely producing an SDS is not enough. Quality, accuracy, and currency are critical components to fulfilling the original intentions for requiring documentation in the first place.
Banner Health has a relentless dedication to providing quality healthcare. Since Banner Health operates as a nonprofit, every dollar earned is reinvested into expanding patient care and improving care facilities. Therefore, when it comes to spending money, Banner Health constantly looks for the most cost effective way to improve their internal processes, with the goal of rolling any and all cost savings into continuous upgrades in patient care.
Cabela's is the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. Cabela's retail division operates a chain of innovative and popular stores throughout the U.S. As much wildlife museums and education centers as retail stores, Cabela's showrooms provide a truly unique shopping experience. True destination stores, Cabela's showrooms offer outdoor enthusiasts and their families an educational and entertaining shopping experience.
CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. CHS employs more than 11,000 dedicated people around the globe, providing farmers, ranchers and cooperatives with a strong, efficient supply chain, global market access and inputs. The business required an SDS and chemical management solution provider who could fully integrate SDS content and reporting, including SDS documents, chemical lists, regulatory information, material labels and reporting.
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouse stores, mainly under the "Costco Wholesale" name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. As of March 2004, Costco operates 319 warehouses in 38 U.S. states and Puerto Rico with more than 78,000 employees in the U.S. International operations include 63 locations in Canada, 23 in Mexico, 15 in the United Kingdom and 12 more in Asia, in all totaling about another 25,000 employees.
This global flavor company is committed to continued quality, safety and material compliance for both consumers and employees. To improve its ability to comply with continually evolving global regulations including the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), streamline hazard communication authoring processes, optimize its SAP® Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) platform productivity, drive product innovation and expand into new markets, the company turned to 3E.
Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. These businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW's revenues totaled $17.8 billion in 2011, with more than half of these revenues generated outside of the United States.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU) are regulated electric and natural gas utilities, based in Louisville, KY. A member of the PPL (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, the utility serves 394,000 electric customers and 319,000 natural gas customers in Louisville and 16 of its surrounding counties, an area that covers roughly 700 square miles.
The Perstorp Group is a world leader in a number of sectors in the specialty chemicals market, with a rich performance culture distilled from its long history and extensive knowledge in the chemical industry. That culture and knowledge base enables Perstorp to produce winning formulas for a wide variety of industries and applications.
Shell Oil is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with around 102,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories. Shell continually places a strong emphasis on environmental regulatory compliance, and the is committed to managing its environmental impact as it strives to meet the world’s growing energy needs.
Southwest Airlines aims to use its 436 (and growing) colorful planes to safely move over 70 million customers and 288 million pounds of cargo annually. In an industry where time is of the essence, the airline found its Safety Specialists needing to answer frontline employee questions quickly and accurately 24-7. They created an EHS route that included the services of 3E, and it's been smooth flying ever since.
The client is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of specialty chemistries and products for water treatment, soil remediation, air purification and waste treatment. Their reach is broad but as a private company with a lean team, keeping up with regulatory changes and achieving compliance in each market was nearly impossible. By working with 3E the client has recognized a wide range of benefits, including increased quality of SDSs, more efficient change management, the ability to keep up with global regulations, proactive compliance and significant time savings.
Supreme Chemicals’ Krud Kutter ® brand products are used by major industrial applicators (Ford, General Motors, Boeing), schools, hospitals, hotels, theme parks (Disney, Six Flags), cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Carnival), numerous contractors and end users nationwide. Their products are sold throughout 15,000 retail outlets, including leading home centers, hardware stores, paint stores, drug stores, food stores, mass merchandisers and warehouse clubs.
Linde AG needed to modernize its SAP EHS environment, which complied with the current SAP standard by only 50 percent. The environment was error-prone and no longer met business needs without tremendous manual effort. The end result was that operation and maintenance were costly and inefficient.
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) provides a complete range of solutions and services to design, build, maintain, and upgrade water treatment facilities and systems for public water authorities and industrial clients.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines. It is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world, and operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States. The company employs more than 20,000 people globally and is passionately committed to actively pursuing its comprehensive sustainability initiatives and achieving environmental regulatory compliance.
Vigon International, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality specialty ingredients, providing more than 2,000 different products and servicing customers in select flavor, fragrance, cosmetic and specialty ingredient market segments. Vigon’s comprehensive manufacturing and distribution capabilities coupled with its key partnerships has firmly established it as one of the most progressive companies in the industry.