Social Contribution


The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI; Washington, DC), an organization focused on creating environmental sustainability solutions for business, for developing the GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT) and GEMI LWT for Oil and Gas, a pair of tools designed help companies and organizations identify the external impacts, business risks, and opportunities related to water use and discharge at a specific site or operation. The GEMI LWT was developed by 52 representatives of GEMI companies and representatives from the 16 LWT Project Participant companies, and with the assistance of CH2M HILL. The tool, which is available for free, was also developed in cooperation with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to link to the WBCSD Global Water Tool (GWT), and with the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) to link to the IPIECA GWT for Oil and Gas.

Marstel-Day, LLC (Fredericksburg, VA) for a series of partnerships with the Fredericksburg community. First, under an educational partnership, Marstel-Day continued its nine-year history of recruiting student interns from the University of Mary Washington to work on its environmental projects, and it joined forces with its Dean of Arts and Sciences to launch an initiative called a Climate, Environment and Readiness (CLEAR) Plan for the region. Second, Marstel-Day forged an economic partnership with the city to stimulate economic development through the company's HUBZone status and to demonstrate through HUBZone workshops that economically disadvantaged areas can grow through green initiatives. Third, Marstel-Day's capped off 10 years of community tree-planting on Earth Day, 2012, by planting an additional 96 trees in Fredericksburg.

Korea Environment Corp. (Keco; Incheon, South Korea) for providing relief compensation to victims of asbestos and their families, starting from 2012, in the amount of 150 billion won ($13.6 million U.S.) per year. In Korea, 465 people died from asbestos malignant mesothelioma from 1993 to 2008 and more than 1 billion cases are expected to be reported over the next 30 years or so. Through its Asbestos Damage Relief Center, which was established in 2011, Keco invested 744 billion won ($62 million U.S.) to help victims of asbestos by investigating health conditions and operating a damage reporting center and medical research center. South Korea is one of the six countries, including Belgium, France, Japan, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and the second country in Oceania that conduct asbestos damage relief through this system. Korea is also the second country to broaden the types of relief compensation for victims of malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.