Dolphin Software Inc., started in 1991, was acquired by IHS Inc. in 2008. IHS Inc. provides critical information and insight to governments and companies in a broad range of industries, in more than 180 countries. The company caters its products and services in four major areas: energy, environment, security and product lifecycle. Its various services are supplying material safety data sheet (MSDS) management, MSDS compliance software, chemical inventory management, environmental reporting, hazard communication, ultra-accurate inventorying and total chemical management. IHS Inc. was honored by the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) with two EBJ Business Achievement Awards for its accomplishments in 2009.