Koch Industries Joins GEMI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) today announced the addition of its newest member company, Koch Industries, a U.S.-based leading global corporation with companies that supply communities with energy to heat and cool buildings, fibers for carpets and garments, chemicals used in manufacturing, process and pollution control equipment, forest and consumer products, fertilizer and more.

"We are pleased to welcome Koch Industries to GEMI," said GEMI's Chair, Bill Gill, Assistant Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Smithfield Foods. "GEMI is looking forward to combining the knowledge and expertise of Koch with that of our other member companies, as we continue to work towards GEMI's mission of business helping business achieve environmental sustainability excellence."

GEMI's Membership Chair, Lori Williams, Business Strategy Advisor, FedEx added, "We are thrilled to add Koch Industries, to GEMI's membership and believe that their participation in GEMI will provide Koch Industries with the same quantifiable value that other GEMI members have recognized."

"We are very excited to become a member of GEMI," said Anne Monine, Global Director of Environmental Excellence Koch Industries. "As GEMI is a recognized leader in the development of sustainable solutions for diverse business sectors, we believe the Koch companies can both contribute to and benefit from the development, utilization and promotion of GEMI's insights and tools. In addition, GEMI's strategic goals closely align with Koch's pursuit of EHS excellence, promotion of strong corporation citizenship and creation of sustainable value."

Koch Industries, Inc. will be represented by: Anne Monine, Global Director of Environmental Excellence; Pamela Beilke, Environmental Excellence Manager and Ernie Schutt, Global Director of Operating Capability.

"The addition of Koch Industries to GEMI's membership will enhance our ability to continue GEMI's mission. We look forward to working with them to achieve GEMI's vision," concluded Gill.

For more information about GEMI, visit GEMI's web site at www.gemi.org.

GEMI members include: 3M; Abbott; Ashland Inc.; Biogen Idec; BNSF Railway Company; Carnival Corporation & plc; ConAgra Foods; ConocoPhillips; CSX Transportation; DuPont; ENI; FedEx; Halliburton; Johnson & Johnson; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Koch Industries; Kraft Foods Inc.; Legrand; Merck & Company, Inc.; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Perdue Farms; The Procter & Gamble Company; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Sealed Air Corporation; Smithfield Foods, Inc.; Southern Company; and, Union Pacific Railroad.

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