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On Aprill 11, we at Locus are thrilled to commemorate a significant milestone in our company’s history: our 27th anniversary.

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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.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 29 November 2022 — Locus Technologies (Locus) is pleased to announce that The Port of Seattle (Port) has selected Locus’ multitenant Software as a Service (SaaS) for its Environmental Permit Compliance Tracking software. The Port of Seattle is a government agency overseeing the seaport and airport of Seattle. Their portfolio ranges from parks and waterfront real estate to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast. With Locus’ software, the Port of Seattle’s Maritime Environment & Sustainability department will track and manage compliance with their many permits associated with ongoing Maritime operations. This win represents additional work under Locus’ existing 10-year contract with the Port.

Locus’ SaaS will replace existing systems, which no longer meet the Port’s requirements. The Port will use Locus’ configurable compliance features to track, notify, and manage thousands of regulatory commitments for the Port and its facilities. Locus software provides a unified system for environmental data management and compliance and allows the flexibility to adapt to regulatory changes over the course of the contract.

“We are very pleased that Port of Seattle after selecting Locus earlier this year, recognized the power and flexibility of Locus and extended the use of Locus to include Permit Compliance. The Port selected Locus software because it meets a wide set of robust permit tracking and notification requirements for their active Maritime operations. The Port will streamline tracking of environmental compliance obligations using Locus’ SaaS with a configuration suited to their business processes,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 24 June 2022Locus Technologies (Locus) is pleased to announce that The Port of Seattle (Port) has selected Locus’s multitenant Software as a Service (SaaS) for its environmental data management and compliance software. The Port of Seattle is a government agency overseeing the seaport and airport of Seattle. Their portfolio ranges from parks and waterfront real estate to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast. With Locus’s software, The Port will streamline its environmental management across its properties. The term of this contract is ten (10) years with a contract value of over one million dollars. 

The Port of Seattle competitively procured environmental software that will serve as the Port’s centralized system for managing environmental data and information, site investigations and permit compliance for Aviation and Maritime Port operations.  

Locus’s cloud software will replace several existing systems, which no longer meet the Port’s requirements. Locus’s software combines the power of EIM’s environmental data analytical and reporting capabilities with Locus Platform’s configurable compliance features to track, notify, and manage regulatory commitments for the Port and its contractors. Locus software provides a unified system for environmental data management and compliance and allows the flexibility to adapt to regulatory changes over the course of the contract.  

“We are very pleased that Port of Seattle recognized the power of our cloud software. The Port selected Locus software due to its robust environmental data management and compliance capabilities tested for nearly a quarter-century in the cloud. With Locus, the Port will have all data in a central data repository available on the web 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Port will reap the benefits of using Locus’ SaaS to manage and automate their environmental data, compliance, and reporting,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus. 

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.” 

The Locus waste management application is fully integrated with the dynamic Locus Platform and will automate waste management for small and large enterprises.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 28 February 2017 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in cloud-based environmental compliance and sustainability management software, introduces a powerful waste management application to Locus Platform. Our new waste management app redefines how companies organize and manage their waste profiles and support EPA reporting requirements for hazardous and non-hazardous waste. With the click of a button the platform will be able to generate waste manifests, shipping labels or other documents populated with data from your records. The Locus Platform, a true multi-tenant SaaS, presents a highly flexible, user-friendly interface to meet individual organizations’ environmental management needs.

Nearly everything that doesn’t leave your facility as a product eventually becomes waste that needs to be tracked, managed, disposed of, and reported. Regardless of hazardous, universal or recycling waste stream, Locus Platform is ready. Locus’ waste module brings an organized approach and workflow process to schedule, sample, and analyze results.

One of the standout features that Locus Platform offers is the ability to generate new waste profiles. The flexibility of the platform allows users to create these manually, link to Locus’ EIM system or a third party’s testing results. You will be able to quickly reuse existing profile sheets, only updating the changed information. The platform will help consolidate your profiles in containers or whole areas, and features built in maps to help your transporter know exactly where to go to pick up the ready waste. Users are able to manage the composition of profiles through adding multiple chemical components to the profiles and accounting for their make-up of the whole profile.

Locus Platform is ready out of the box to track waste at any number of locations. You are able to add or remove waste containers, storage locations, etc. from your generating facilities, and allow any user to create their own way of organizing their data by generating filtered dashboards. At the enterprise level powerful dashboards will help you understand how each facility is generating waste, and how it is being handled. With the platform’s flexibility, facility information can be automatically populated based on the user credentials, saving your team time and frustration.

With Locus Platform’s waste management module you will also have real-time insight into your generator status. If your facility is expecting growth we can help you understand when you may reach small quantity generator status, setting up notifications when you approach the threshold limit. Forms will also automatically adapt to a change in status, prompting users to provide different data points when your generator status has changed. The new waste application is fully mobile-enabled to track container location and ensure storage compatibility in satellite accumulation areas. When paired with Locus’ EIM system, the tool can also track all of the waste sampling and characterization processes, and use that information directly to generate waste profiles.

“Waste management processes require coordination between EHS managers, field staff, laboratories, TSD facilities, and other parties. For compliance purposes, it is critical to make sure that information is exchanged correctly and comprehensively between all of these entities in a timely manner. The Locus Platform gives you the notifications, mobile tools, and reporting tools to make waste management processes seamless for any organization. For companies that need to characterize hazardous waste and track detailed analytical data for profiling, this solution integrates directly with the Locus EIM system, giving an expanded toolset for validating and reviewing laboratory data.” said J. Wesley Hawthorne, President of Locus.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 29 November 2016 — Locus Technologies (Locus), a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions to streamline EHS regulation and compliance management, has partnered with San Jose Water Company for an implementation of the Locus Platform.

San Jose Water Company is an investor-owned water utility that serves over one million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose Water Company has been a customer of Locus since 2014, and has been using Locus EIM and Locus Mobile for its drinking water compliance activities. After finding success with their EIM solution, San Jose Water Company is expanding its Locus usage to Locus Platform.

San Jose Water Company will take advantage of the flexibility of the Locus Platform to configure a range of environmental compliance apps for tracking and reporting water discharges and hazardous material inspections, helping Locus to further strengthen its position in the water utilities market. By choosing to build most of their applications themselves, San Jose is taking advantage of Locus Platform’s easy-to-use configuration workbench to create unique and effective solutions. They will be able to use Locus Platform to support compliance with EPA’s Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

In addition to tracking discharges and inspections, San Jose Water Company will use Locus Platform’s capabilities for reminders and checklists associated with other compliance requirements. They will also take advantage of Locus Platform’s built-in mobile features to enable their custom apps and streamline data collection throughout their various departments.

Locus Platform’s configurable solution will replace a range of self-built spreadsheet solutions and consolidate the water utility’s environmental compliance in one application. With the built-in configuration flexibility, San Jose Water Company’s Locus Platform will be able to grow and change as new regulatory requirements arise.

“Our recent successes in deploying our software solutions to customers in the water utility industry proves their versatile nature. San Jose Water Company needed a data management system that was tailored to their specific business practices. The Locus Platform allows for full configurability of its data collection tools, workflows, and outputs. By using these tools, the software solution fits the business— not the other way around.” said J. Wesley Hawthorne, President of Locus Technologies. “They were also impressed with their ability to self-configure and manage their own applications, which allows them to add new applications as their needs change.”

ABOUT SAN JOSE WATER COMPANY
San Jose Water Company (SJWC), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Group and founded in 1866, is an investor-owned water company headquartered in San Jose and is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water system in the United States. SJWC serves over 1 million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area comprising about 138 square miles. The utility delivers safe, high quality, and reliable water and exceptional customer service.

The new visual rule configuration leverages the latest web technologies. We designed it to efficiently perform tasks in the software configuration process – without any programming. This helps Locus Platform customers meet rapidly changing EHS&S software requirements at lower cost.


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 18 October 2016 —

Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in cloud-based environmental, sustainability, energy, and compliance management software, has once again expanded on the configurability of its cloud-based Locus Platform. Locus Platform is introducing new visual rule configuration, which allows users to conditionally change the behavior of fields within any form using a simple interface that requires no additional software code.

The system can be easily configured to make certain fields conditionally visible, editable, and required based on other information entered by the user. This makes data-dependent forms easy to construct for any application. This feature is available for all existing Locus Platform applications, as well as for customers building their own applications using the Platform’s configuration tools.

This new feature is pertinent to all EHS applications. System administrators are able to follow a simple setup wizard to create many kinds of dynamic input forms, such as collecting additional information if a user responds ‘no’ to an audit question, or displaying waste code options if a waste profile is categorized as hazardous. With visual rules, the these applications can now be reconfigured for any user without the need for any expensive software development.

With this functionality, Locus Platform emerges as a market leader in EHS&S rule management systems. The intuitive, graphical approach will make it popular with domain experts, as well as managers. EHS&S departments will be able to create and maintain business rules and to automate a wide variety of operational decisions specific to their organization, without needing any programming knowledge. Visual rule configuration reduces the time it takes to develop, implement, and update their applications, compared to traditional software.

“One of the great benefits of the Locus Platform has always been its configurability. Businesses don’t need to modify their practices and policies to fit an off-the-shelf EHS&S solution with predefined forms, features, and rules. Rather, the solution can be configured to their existing practices – without the need to ask a vendor to do it for them. And with the new visual rules feature, that configuration is easier than ever,” said Wes Hawthorne, President of Locus.

“Keeping the end users’ perspective in mind, we’ve packed the same 20-plus years of domain expertise that Locus has been offering into a highly configurable and scalable new software platform, built from the ground up using the latest web technologies,” remarked Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus.


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 20 September 2016 — Locus Technologies (Locus), a leading provider of real world software solutions to streamline EHS regulation and compliance management, has recently issued a new case study for an implementation of the Locus Platform for Clean Air Act Title V recordkeeping.

Keeping track of environmental compliance can be difficult and requires high levels of organization. Locus’ products help companies manage their environmental compliance and move forward with their tasks. One of Locus’ customers, Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), utilized Locus Platform to manage their environmental compliance needs and improve their work processes.

“Our recent successes in deploying our software solutions to customers in food and agricultural industries proves its versatile nature. GPC needed a data management system for their Title V monitoring that was tailored to their specific business practices. The Locus Platform allows for full configurability of its data collection tools, workflows, and outputs. By using these tools, the software solution fits the business, not the other way around.” said J. Wesley Hawthorne, President of Locus Technologies. “This ultimately leads to quicker adoption, reduced costs, and consensus among all the software users.”

The case study examines GPC’s use of Locus Platform to streamline their environmental compliance challenges, how they used Locus as a solution to their needs, and the results of using Locus Platform to streamline their compliance process. Follow the link to the case study on our website.

https://www.locustec.com/case-study/gpc-streamlines-clean-air-act-title-v-record-keeping-using-locus-platform/

ABOUT GRAIN PROCESSING CORPORATION

Founded in 1943, GPC is a privately owned company with a solid history of innovation and a vision for continued success in the future. Its mission is to manufacture, distribute and market customer-specified food, pharmaceutical and industrial-grade products of uncompromising quality. GPC’s substantial investment in the finest people, facilities, technology and customer support services reflects the seriousness of that commitment to quality.

Locus helps customers leverage data, analytical, cloud, and mobile capabilities via IoT-to-Locus SaaS platform


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 9 August 2016 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the industry leader in cloud-based EHS software, announced today that its multi-tenant SaaS Platform fully interoperates with the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has been the pioneering innovator in the EHS software space since 1999 when it first introduced its Automation and Data Management Groups, which used Internet-based technologies to manage and control vast amounts of data generated at the company’s customer sites.

Locus’ automation technologies have evolved over the years to encompass the vast array of Internet-connected devices, sensors, programmable logic controllers, and other instruments to gather and organize large amounts of streaming data.

The IoT interconnects uniquely identifiable embedded computing, testing, and monitoring devices within the existing Internet infrastructure and software platform. Locus IoT services offer connectivity beyond machine-to-machine communications and cover a variety of protocols, domains, and applications.

“The IoT is one of the fastest-growing trends in tech. When applied to the environmental monitoring industry, there is an overwhelming influx of information that has to be dealt with; many companies are concerned that the sheer volume of data will render the information useless. For that reason, Locus invested in smart software and intelligent databases to deal with this new trend, long before IoT had a common name. We aspire to change the face of the environmental monitoring industry,” said Neno Duplan, CEO of Locus.

In any industry, when all incoming data are connected and centrally accessible through a multi-tenant SaaS application, the flow of information is much more efficient and effective. For example, instead of having a separate data collection protocol from software applications for water quality management, waste management, GHG management, EHS compliance and incident management, a company can have all emissions-related records—regardless of whether they originated in the laboratory, field, or Internet-connected monitoring device—in a single system of record. From this single system of record, they can manage compliance activities, perform data gathering and monitoring, manage water treatment systems remotely, and manage resources for sustainability reporting at the same time. Adopting such a structure offers Locus’ customers the ability to converge all incoming sources of information to create a much-needed integrated enterprise platform for EH&S+S management.

At the crux of this integration is Locus’ highly scalable and end-user configurable Locus Platform. The interoperability combines the Locus Platform as a service with its automation, mobile, and IoT platforms. The combined IoT suite will be hosted on Locus’ cloud.

“By combining our cloud platform and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to make them interoperable, we provide the single platform for our customers that helps them lower their operational costs, reduce cycle time, and ultimately become better stewards of the environment. This integration will give our customers more analytics from connected devices,” added Duplan.

The Locus indoor air management application is fully integrated with the dynamic Locus Platform and will automate indoor air management for small and large enterprises.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 6 June 2016 — Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in cloud-based environmental compliance and sustainability management software, introduces an all-new vapor intrusion and indoor air management application to its newest platform to redefine how companies organize, manage, and report their indoor air and vapor intrusion data. The Locus platform— a true, multi-tenant SaaS— offers a highly configurable, user-friendly interface to meet individual organizations’ environmental management needs.

Indoor air quality is becoming an important environmental and chemical exposure challenge for many companies whose properties may be impacted by contaminated groundwater or soil that release vapors or fumes.  Once the indoor air quality problem is identified, it follows a lengthy investigation that can involve several phases of sampling (including soil-gas, subslab, pathway, and ambient indoor air samples) using either active or passive sampling techniques. Samples are typically composited over time periods that can range from hours to weeks. A substantial amount of additional metadata is collected surrounding each sampling event, including information on the building construction, layout, occupancy, chemical use, and heating and ventilation systems.

All these activities generate large quantities of data, which until now were managed primarily by spreadsheet scattered on laptops or desktops. Locus’ new application brings an organized approach and workflow process to schedule, sample, and manage analytical results stemming from investigation and ongoing monitoring programs. Tools are also included to track the status and effectiveness of mitigation efforts related to indoor air quality. The data are easily summarized for review through reporting and built-in mapping tools, which can identify adjacent properties at potential risk for indoor air quality issues. Plus, if a customer is already a subscriber to Locus EIM, Incidents, or other Locus Platform applications, they can correlate data among various applications and facilitate finding the cause of degradation of the indoor air quality.

“Indoor air quality and vapor intrusion are gaining more and more attention from regulators, property owners, and managers of environmental sites. These projects generate a large volume of structured and unstructured data as part of the investigation and mitigation processes.  To successfully compile and review this information, companies need a software that can manage these various data types and allow quick review and decision making. The right software can reduce the stress, time, and potential inaccuracies associated with these projects.” said Wes Hawthorne, Senior Vice President of Locus.