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Background on the Group


The Group's Roles

Program Features

How the Group’s Program Help Industrial Companies

The Group’s Diverse Partners

The Group’s Director


For nearly 25 years, the Group has been regarded in public and private sectors alike as the leading business authority concerning the interface between natural resources (air, water, species, land), industrial operations and related issues (conservation, biodiversity, environmental stewardship, remediation and emergency response). Closer alliance with this Group means that your company is better equipped to proactively prevent and manage potential risks and liabilities (industrial accidents, historical contamination, oil spills) while optimizing broader corporate objectives and goals.

Founded in 1988 (as the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Damage Group), the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group (“Group”) is a large group of multinational industrial companies focused on natural resource liability, management and optimization issues. The Group provides a forum for dialogue and information exchange among its member companies, as well as exceptional support and resources to companies concerning natural resource requirements, including environmental liability regimes requiring companies to restore natural resources affected by oil spills and hazardous contaminants and regulatory initiatives affecting industrial companies and their operations.

In 2004, the Group further expanded its activities in Europe in order to focus emerging European Union (EU) Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) and on related Directives (the Water Framework Directive, Natural Habitats Directive, Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide Directive and others), as well as natural resource-related regimes worldwide.

Today, the Group’s rich and diversified program permits member companies to be "way ahead of the curve" relative to risks and opportunities pertinent to their company, while also being cognizant of biodiversity, corporate social responsibility and sustainability objectives. Reflecting the increasingly broader purview of the Group related to natural resource issues, “Management” replaced the word “Damage” in the Group’s name in 2012.

Participating companies span all major industry sectors, including:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Chemicals
  • Diversified Financials
  • Electronics, Electrical Equipment
  • Energy
  • Food Consumer Products
  • Forest and Paper Products
  • Household and Personal Products
  • Metals
  • Mining, Crude Oil Production
  • Motor Vehicles and Parts
  • Oil and Gas Equipment, Services
  • Packaging, Containers
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pipelines
  • Railroads
  • Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities: Gas and Electric
  • Waste Management