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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2024 — Locus Technologies, the leading Environmental Health and safety (EHS) Compliance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software provider, was awarded a contract with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to expand its system of records for sustainability and waste programs offered through Software as a Service (SaaS), Locus announced today.

The expansion will include a comprehensive application to capture operational and organizational greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria air pollutant (CAP) emission inventories from all Port Authority activities. This application will expand the Port Authority’s current Locus applications for construction sustainability and waste management. The expanded applications will replace spreadsheet-based inventory programs. Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions will be captured from direct fuel usage, indirect energy purchases, trains, aircraft, ships, trucks, construction equipment, building operations, and others. Locus provides clients powerful software tools to track and manage various emissions streams.

“We are excited that the Port Authority selected Locus Technologies for their ambitious goal of tracking all carbon emissions, including all construction activities. We provide the software solution they need to fit their business processes across all facilities for carbon emissions management with the ability to incorporate other EHS and Sustainability data on the same unified platform in the future,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus.

“The Port Authority has ambitious goals to cut our agency’s operating emissions by 50% by 2030 and to achieve net zero for all emissions by 2050,” said Christopher Diamond, Director of the Office of Sustainability. Utilizing Locus’s software will help us manage our emissions data more efficiently and allow us to easily monitor trends so that we can meet our goals.”

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997, Locus pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, San Jose Water Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Seattle, Onto Innovations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.

For further information regarding Locus Technologies and its commitment to excellence in SaaS solutions, please visit www.locustec.com or email info@locustec.com.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 18, 2024 — Locus Technologies, (Locus), the pioneer in water, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software solutions, proudly announces that Mark Harbin, veteran refrigerant compliance expert, joined Locus to lead product development for refrigerant management and to provide refrigerant management guidance, training, and certification.

With over three decades of refrigerants and environmental stewardship expertise, Mark Harbin brings knowledge and leadership to Locus. His extensive background includes pivotal roles spearheading compliance services and managing refrigerant compliance software products. Harbin has also significantly contributed to industry giants such as Honeywell International, Carrier, and York International.

At Locus, Mark Harbin will steer the development of innovative solutions for refrigerant management while providing expert guidance, training, and certification in this critical area. His track record of shaping comprehensive product roadmaps and fostering technological innovation aligns perfectly with Locus’ commitment to advancing sustainability efforts through cutting-edge software solutions.

Locus President Wes Hawthorne commented on the appointment, “We are thrilled to welcome Mark Harbin to our team. His deep expertise in refrigerant management and proven track record of driving product innovation will be instrumental as we continue to empower our clients with best-in-class EHS and ESG solutions.”

Mark Harbin expressed his enthusiasm for joining Locus, stating, “I am honored to join Locus Technologies and contribute to developing solutions that address pressing environmental challenges. I look forward to leveraging my experience to drive impactful change and further advance sustainability efforts within the industry.”

“We are very excited to have Mark join our team. Refrigeration and air conditioning cause up to 10 percent of global carbon emissions. The leaks alone produce more carbon than all the air travel worldwide. Adding refrigerant gases to Locus SaaS underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to providing our customers with a single system of record to manage all their sustainability and EHS compliance.”, said Locus’s CEO Neno Duplan.

With a proven track record in providing leading-edge EHS and ESG software solutions, Locus continues to spearhead advancements in compliance, sustainability, and corporate responsibility across diverse industries and geographies.

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997, Locus Technologies pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, San Jose Water Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Seattle, Onto Innovations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.

For further information regarding Locus Technologies and its commitment to excellence in SaaS solutions, please visit www.locustec.com or email info@locustec.com.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 5, 2024 — Locus Technologies, a pioneer in water, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorian Bailey as Director of Alliances and Customer Success.

Bringing over 25 years of experience in environmental programs, sustainable construction, materials science, and regulatory compliance, Dorian Bailey joins Locus with a rich background in driving impactful initiatives within the industry. Before her role at Locus, Bailey held senior positions at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, managing multimillion-dollar contracts encompassing various environmental services, sustainability initiatives, and regulatory compliance efforts.

Dorian Bailey specializes in quantifying embodied carbon dioxide emissions from construction materials, a critical focus considering the construction industry’s significant contribution to global carbon emissions. Her expertise in managing environmental investigations, consulting services, hazardous waste disposal, and air/emissions monitoring will be invaluable in advancing Locus’ mission of providing a leading-edge SaaS for sustainability and regulatory compliance.

At the Port Authority, Bailey supervised and audited construction, professional, technical, and contractual staff to ensure compliance with federal, NYSDEC, and NJDEP regulations and permits. She also played a pivotal role in designing and implementing environmental contract laboratory programs. Engineering support for greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant inventories was also provided. Bailey was instrumental in developing sustainability tracking in Stage IV construction, including material circularity, the quantification of on-site diesel emissions, and the embodied carbon of construction materials.

Commenting on Bailey’s appointment, Locus Technologies CEO Neno Duplan stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Dorian Bailey to our team. Her extensive experience in environmental programs and regulatory compliance aligns perfectly with Locus’ commitment to providing innovative EHS and ESG solutions. With Dorian leading our alliances and customer success efforts, we are poised to drive greater value for our clients and partners.”

Dorian Bailey expressed her excitement about joining Locus, stating, “I am honored to join Locus Technologies, a true leader in environmental and sustainability software solutions. I look forward to leveraging my experience to forge impactful alliances and ensure the success of our customers in their sustainability and compliance endeavors.”

With Dorian Bailey at the helm of alliances and customer success, Locus Technologies reaffirms its dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions that drive positive environmental outcomes and regulatory compliance for organizations worldwide.
With a proven track record in providing leading-edge EHS and ESG software solutions, Locus continues to spearhead advancements in compliance, sustainability, and corporate responsibility across diverse industries and geographies.

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997 Locus Technologies pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, San Jose Water Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Seattle, Onto Innovations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.
For further information regarding Locus Technologies and its commitment to excellence in SaaS solutions, please visit www.locustec.com or email info@locustec.com.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2024 — Locus Technologies, (Locus), the pioneer in water, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software solutions, announces expansion of its water management SaaS platform to include management of produced water within the oil and gas industry. This cutting-edge solution, seamlessly integrated with Locus’ suite of applications, underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to driving sustainable practices while optimizing operational efficiency.

Locus has engineered a comprehensive application designed specifically for the efficient and sustainable management of produced water. This latest addition to Locus’s suite of water solutions aims to address the complex demands of the oil and gas industry while ensuring compliance, conservation, and operational excellence.

The new application is seamlessly interoperable with other Locus solutions catering to the oil and gas sector, such as ESG, air emissions, waste management, and water quality management. Locus software empowers organizations to make informed decisions, mitigate risks, and enhance overall efficiency across their operations by streamlining data integration and providing actionable insights.

Locus’ CEO, Neno Duplan, emphasized the company’s dedication to delivering comprehensive water management solutions while driving advancements in technology for the beneficial reuse of water beyond the realms of the oil and gas, and energy industries. “We remain focused on delivering comprehensive water management solutions to our customers while advancing technologies for the beneficial reuse of water inside and outside of the oil and gas industry, which holds the promise of further improving the sustainability of our customer’s operations,” stated Duplan.

With a proven track record in providing leading-edge EHS and ESG software solutions, Locus continues to spearhead advancements in compliance, sustainability, and corporate responsibility across diverse industries and geographies.

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997 Locus Technologies pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, San Jose Water Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Seattle, Onto Innovations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.

For further information regarding Locus Technologies and its commitment to excellence in SaaS solutions, please visit www.locustec.com or email info@locustec.com.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 9, 2024 — Locus Technologies, (Locus), a trailblazer in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) software solutions, proudly announces expansion of its ESG application to include support for the requirements of the new European Union Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EU CSRD).

The EU CSRD mandates increased transparency and accountability in corporate reporting, focusing on sustainability metrics, environmental impact, and social responsibility. In response to these emerging regulations, Locus has developed a comprehensive application, seamlessly integrated into its award-winning Locus Platform, to assist companies in efficiently adhering to the EU CSRD guidelines.

Neno Duplan, CEO and Founder of Locus emphasized the significance of this innovative solution, stating, “The support for EU CSRD requirements underscores our commitment to empowering businesses with the tools necessary to navigate complex regulatory landscapes. With the EU CSRD regulations presenting new challenges, our platform’s capabilities will enable companies to streamline their reporting processes while fostering a culture of sustainability and accountability.”

The expanded application integrates robust features tailored to simplify data collection, streamline reporting workflows, and enhance compliance management. It continues to unify vertical applications via the single horizontal platform to help customers avoid multiple data inputs and promote the concept of input once and use many times. By leveraging advanced analytics and automation, Locus aims to facilitate seamless adherence to the EU CSRD requirements, enabling organizations to concentrate on sustainable business practices and operational excellence.

The CSRD will require companies to report against the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). Many disclosures required under ESRS are data intensive and require companies to gather thousands of data points. For some companies, disclosure requirements begin as early as 2025. Non-compliance can result in financial and administrative penalties.

With a proven track record in providing leading-edge EHS and ESG software solutions, Locus continues to spearhead advancements in compliance, sustainability, and corporate responsibility across diverse industries and geographies.

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997 Locus Technologies pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, San Jose Water Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port of Seattle, Onto Innovations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.

For further information regarding Locus Technologies and its commitment to excellence in SaaS solutions, please visit www.locustec.com or email info@locustec.com.

APTIM will leverage Locus Platform ’s configurable, user-friendly software applications to provide innovative environmental solutions to their clients. 


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept 5, 2023Locus Technologies, (Locus)—the leader in cloud-based environmental, sustainability, energy, and compliance management software—announces a new partnership with APTIM, a leading environmental solutions firm. APTIM provides integrated environmental, resilience, and nuclear decommissioning services for government, commercial and industrial, and energy clients.

Locus and APTIM are establishing a collaborative partnership using Locus software to deliver applications that will provide more efficiency and visibility for APTIM’s clients. APTIM’s clients will benefit from Locus’ off-the-shelf applications for compliance, waste management, auditing, ESG, and others. In combination with APTIM’s experience and knowledge in these areas, Locus and APTIM will also develop new applications to better serve the needs of specific projects. APTIM will use Locus-configurable software to quickly build and deploy applications that uniquely address complex environmental challenges.

“At APTIM, we use the latest, most innovative technologies to deliver exceptional performance and service for our clients,” said APTIM Vice President of Information Technology Jason Bourg. “Locus brings a well-established, highly configurable software that can adapt to our complex projects and leverage our expertise in environmental solutions. We look forward to expanding our relationship with Locus and utilizing the full extent of their software to maximize results for our clients across the U.S., Canada, and Peru.”

Locus Platform is the first fully integrated platform created from the ground up to allow organizations to manage their environmental, energy, water, waste, carbon, air, health and safety, remediation, and compliance information in one place. The platform allows companies to configure their management, tracking, visualization, and reporting through a graphically driven user interface. This feature enables organizations to configure the software to their needs without worrying about the expensive programming efforts usually associated with customization.

“We are very excited about partnering with APTIM as we share the same vision,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus. “We are eagerly looking forward to supporting many successful projects through our partnership with APTIM. Throughout our discussions, APTIM has demonstrated its vision and dedication to excellence. APTIM’s commitment to fostering solid partnerships aligns perfectly with our core values, and we are genuinely excited about this collaboration’s potential.”

About APTIM

APTIM is a leading professional solutions firm with headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. We specialize in environmental services, resilience, sustainability, and energy solutions, as well as technical and data solutions, program management, and critical infrastructure. Our dedicated teammates apply their experience and expertise to provide integrated services and solutions for government agencies, commercial and industrial clients, and energy customers. APTIM commits to accelerating the transition toward a clean and efficient energy economy, building a sustainable future for our communities and natural world, and creating a more inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates the diversity of our people. Learn more at APTIM.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Locus Technologies

Locus Technologies, the global environmental, social, governance (ESG), Sustainability, and EHS Compliance software leader, empowers companies of every size and industry to be credible with ESG reporting. From 1997 Locus Technologies pioneered enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) for EHS Compliance, water management, and ESG credible reporting. Locus apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management and EHS for organizations across industries and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, such as Chevron, Sempra, Corteva, DuPont, Chemours, Port of Seattle, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, have selected Locus.

Locus Technologies’ headquarters is in Mountain View, California.

Locus EHS/ESG Cloud will streamline Foster Farms EHS Compliance, ESG Reporting, and Water Quality Management.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2023Locus Technologies, the leading EHS Compliance and ESG software provider, today announced that Foster Farms, a top US provider of fresh, frozen, and prepared poultry products and the leading brand of fresh chicken in the Western U.S., selected Locus’s award-winning enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) to organize and manage their EHS compliance and ESG reporting.

Foster Farm subscribed to an integrated set of apps offered in the Locus Cloud Platform. Some apps include EHS Compliance Management, ESG and Sustainability, GHG Emission Factor and Calculation Management, Inspections, Configuration Workbench, Air Emissions Management, Storm Water, Wastewater, and well data management and reporting.

Locus Cloud is the first fully integrated multitenant platform created from the ground up to allow organizations to manage their environmental, energy, water, waste, carbon, air, health and safety, remediation, water quality, and compliance information in one place. The Locus Platform allows companies to configure their own management, tracking, visualization, and reporting through a graphically driven user interface. This feature enables organizations to configure the software to their needs without worrying about the expensive programming outlays usually associated with customization and single-tenant deployments.

When designing integrated EHS/ESG SaaS, Locus sought to make the complicated workflow and management of environmental data as simple as possible and to make it manageable from a single platform with shared components. The resulting platform offers immense flexibility and endless capabilities with minimal training thanks to the new, intuitive, user-friendly interface design.

“The accurate tracking and reporting of critical environmental resource usage is a necessary part of our compliance responsibilities, and a major component of our efforts to ensure that we are a sustainable producer. The Locus application software will make a significant contribution to our resource management capabilities,” said Don Hill, Foster Farms Director of Environmental Affairs.

“We are delighted that Foster Farms recognized the power of the Locus Cloud platform. Businesses do not want to shop for point solutions from different vendors only to be left with the nightmare of integration, security, synchronization, and vendor management. They want one-stop shops and to avoid having to deal with vendors that don’t integrate well with one another or have spotty service and limited support. Locus will provide Foster Farms single platform through which they can accomplish all their environmental and compliance management needs on a single, fully customer-configurable platform,” said Neno Duplan, President, and CEO of Locus. “Keeping the end user’s perspective in mind, we’ve packed the same 26-plus years of domain expertise that Locus has been offering all along into a highly configurable and scalable software platform built from the ground up on the latest web technologies,” remarked Duplan.

ABOUT FOSTER FARMS

Foster Farms is dedicated to providing families across America with great food. From ready to cook chicken and turkey, to chicken nuggets and corndogs, Foster Farms portfolio of fresh, frozen, and prepared foods, are always welcome whether it’s dinner time or snack time. Since its founding in 1939 Foster Farms has gone on to become one of the largest quality poultry producers in the United States. Headquartered in Livingston, Ca with facilities in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana, the company has nearly 12,000 Team Members, and is committed to building a “culture that nobody wants to walk aways from.”

Locus GIS+ will streamline SJW’s water quality and environmental management from watershed to consumer taps.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 14 February 2023Locus Technologies, the leading EHS Compliance, and ESG software provider, today announced that San Jose Water (SJW), an investor-owned public utility providing water service to a population of approximately one million people in the Santa Clara Valley, has expanded Locus’ environmental information management software to use Locus GIS+ for advanced GIS analysis.

SJW has been using Locus SaaS and mobile app since 2014 to manage its field data collection, water quality compliance, and regulatory reporting. SJW also uses Locus to track sewer discharges and well blow-offs.

“Our responsibility is to ensure our customers receive the highest quality drinking water from their taps. We monitor the quality and cleanliness of our water in terms of state and federal regulatory requirements. In 2021, our highly experienced staff collected more than 1,000 regulatory and non-regulatory samples from our distribution system and treatment plant, generating over 23,000 data points. To manage this data effectively, we used Locus’ cloud-based software. GIS mapping capabilities are essential for our environmental data analysis. Locus GIS+ will allow quick data visualization and is a quantum leap forward with advanced analysis tools that use Esri’s Smart Mapping technology,” said Suzanne DeLorenzo, the Director of Water Quality at San Jose Water.

“Locus’s mission is to help organizations, such as San Jose Water, to achieve their business goals by providing them the software tools to manage key data associated with water quality and compliance reporting,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus. “With GIS+, SJW will have all the tools they need to perform a wide range of geospatial data analysis across their distribution system. Our water quality management cloud-based software, coupled with GIS+ and Locus Mobile for field data collection, provides our customers with a highly scalable and feature-rich application that gives water utilities strong analytical power and advanced GIS capabilities.”

Locus GIS+ is powered by Esri’s ArcGIS platform and offers various advanced features— including enhanced cartography, comprehensive spatial data analysis, and the ability to use the customer’s map data through integration with ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.

 

ABOUT SAN JOSE WATER
Founded in 1866, San Jose Water is an investor-owned public utility and is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water systems in the United States. Serving over one million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area, San Jose Water also provides services to other utilities, including operations and maintenance, billing, and backflow testing. San Jose Water is owned by SJW Group, a publicly-traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SJW. SJW Group also owns Connecticut Water Company in Connecticut; Maine Water Company in Maine; and SJWTX, Inc. (dba Canyon Lake Water Service Company) in Texas. To learn more about San Jose Water, visit www.sjwater.com.

Locus looks back on the last 25 years of pioneering EHS, ESG, and water quality software.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 11 April 2022Locus Technologies, the leading EHS Compliance and ESG software provider, today celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding, and with it, a quarter-century of customer success. Locus looks back on its founding as a Silicon Valley leader in EHS & ESG software with pride in its leadership through expertise, stability, and innovation. 

Locus was founded in 1997 with a revolutionary vision that set the framework for what is now widely known as environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and environmental, health, and safety (EHS). Locus envisioned a simplified and data-driven approach, offering software in the cloud, on mobile devices, and as a service. The company pioneered SaaS (Software as a Service) model in EHS, ESG, and water quality management spaces in 1999 and never installed its software on customers’ premises. 

Over 25 years, Locus has pioneered cloud environmental solutions, online and mobile GIS (Geographic Information System) services, has revolutionized environmental information management, and AI and IoT technologies for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to forward-facing municipalities and the US Government. 

Locus recently broke new ground by releasing the first Visual Calculation Engine for ESG Reporting. Locus’s visual calculation engine helps companies quickly set up and view their entire ESG data collection and reporting program, enabling full transparency and financial-grade auditability throughout the entire process. 

As the industry continues to evolve, competitors merge and disappear. New markets emerge and grow. Locus remains a constant in the environmental space, an innovative and independent pioneer. 

“For 25 years now, Locus has brought together industry-leading experts in EHS, sustainability, and technology. Although regulations and requirements have changed over the years, that combination remains at the core of what Locus does, as demonstrated by our stability and long-term customer partners. We look forward to continuing our path of growth using those same values for the next 25 years.” said Wes Hawthorne, Locus President.  

Locus Founder and CEO, Neno Duplan is proud to look back on the growth of Locus over the last 25 years. He said, “Locus did not start in the clouds, but back in 1997, we had a rather good view. Locus’s vision for better global environmental stewardship has not changed since its inception. We focus on empowering organizations to track better and mitigate the environmental impact of their activities. That vision has come to fruition through the Locus software services used by some of the world’s largest companies and government organizations. Locus’ SaaS has been ahead of the curve in helping private and public organizations in not only managing their water quality, EHS compliance or ESG reporting but also turning their environmental information into a competitive advantage in their operating models.” 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 1 March 2022Locus Technologies, the leading EHS Compliance, and ESG software provider, today announced the industry-first visual calculation engine for ESG reporting. Locus’s visual calculation engine helps companies easily set up and view their entire ESG data collection and reporting program, enabling full transparency throughout the entire process.  Through an interactive branching interface, ESG professionals can quickly identify areas where to focus efforts to improve their ESG performance. Companies that set goals in line with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) can use Locus’s ESG software to track progress to reach those goals in a transparent and credible manner. 

Having a visual calculation engine reduces the burden, time, and potential inaccuracies associated with ESG reporting. The environmental portion of ESG reports includes complex calculations, factors, and numerous data inputs. The visual calculation engine goes beyond GHG (Greenhouse Gas) and addresses any calculations that are part of ESG reporting such as waste generation, resources, and water consumption. Through the visual hierarchical tree, companies can easily get to the sources of any raw data, factors, and formulas used to generate reported ESG metrics. 

With an increased focus on ESG reporting and transparency, ensuring accurate reporting is more important than ever. Locus’s award-winning ESG data tracking, analysis, reporting, and visualization software aims at helping organizations plan, implement, and accelerate net-zero strategies. Choosing the right calculation engine plays a crucial part in remaining compliant with rapidly evolving requirements and regulations. In the US, the SEC’s proposed rules expected this year will likely require public companies to report emissions from their operations, energy usage, and resources they consume. The SEC requirements are being driven by the fact that many investors are considering ESG disclosures in their investment decisions. With those requirements, there is an expectation that these reports will be subject to some form of auditing to ensure accuracy.  Locus’ accredited GHG verifier designed the visual calculation engine to support this impending requirement. It provides a single consolidated view of all input data, referenced factors, and calculations that went into the ESG report. Through the calculation engine, raw data can be traced back to the user input, integrated external database, utility API, supplier attestation, or any other data source. 

Locus’s visual calculation engine supports simultaneous calculations using multiple methods so that users can input data once and report to federal, state, and voluntary reporting programs according to each proper protocol. Once raw data is in the Locus ESG app, reporting can be performed to several different reporting standards such as U.S. EPA Mandatory Reporting Rule, European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) or GRI, SASB, CDP, DJSI, GRESB, and DNSH.  

“Locus’ visual calculation engine builds upon over a decade of experience performing verification of ESG data for many companies. Coupled with Locus SaaS Platform it provides all necessary tools to simplify data management, reporting, and visualization of necessary carbon and other calculations in real-time. It provides full transparency for calculations, which become part of an organization’s ESG reporting. As financial-grade audits are applied to ESG reporting, this becomes a critical feature for organizations needing a reliable ESG reporting tool.,” said Wes Hawthorne, President of Locus.