Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA 2023

Recognizing outstanding achievements in the field of EHS, Sustainability & Operational Excellence

The Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA recognize the people and organizations who are instrumental in implementing innovative strategies, technologies and projects that improve processes, management, reporting and outcomes. By identifying and sharing best practices, we aim to help EHS, ESG, Sustainability and Operations professionals lower incident rates, reduce maintenance downtime, maintain environmental compliance and enhance operational safety.

Finalists announced

Winners will be announced 6th June 2023

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Award Categories & Finalists


EHS Compliance Digitization



Environmental Impact Award



ESG Metrics And Reporting



Integrated Process Safety Management



Operational Risk Management



Safety Performance Improvement



Worker Wellbeing & Ergonomics



EHS Digital Leader


Jane Muir Sands - IBM

Jennifer Newbury - East Sussex NHS Trust


EHS Rising Star


Brett Cresswell - Bekaert

Robbie Canham - Terra Firma


Social Impact Award


“With businesses facing increased volatility and the requirement to do more with less, EHS leaders are redefining how they operate and increasingly adopting technology to ensure business resilience.”

“The Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Awards recognize and demonstrate the instrumental role that EHS leaders and technology play in delivering positive social, environmental and safety outcomes, as well as contributing to commercial success.”

David Metcalfe, CEO Verdantix

Reflecting the prestige of the awards, previous Verdantix Innovation Award winners include Unilever, Danone, Natural Capital Laboratory, Volvo Cars, London City Airport and EDF Energy.

There is no fee to participate. Award winners and nominees are users (rather than vendors) of EHS technology and services. The 2023 EMEA Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Award winners will be announced at the Verdantix EHS Summit, taking place in London, UK, 6th–7th June 2023.

Entries must be from projects conducted in or managed from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.
See rules and guidelines for more information.

Award Judges

David Metcalfe



Ruth Denyer



James Pomeroy

Director, Global Health and Safety Leader


Deadline for nominations is 17th March 2023

Finalists will be informed by 1st May 2023

Winners will be announced on 6th June 2023

In addition to the organizations who have invested in innovative projects, the awards will highlight the contribution of supporting technology and consulting firms.

The judging panel will be chaired by Verdantix CEO David Metcalfe and two independent experts (full line-up to be annaounced). No projects associated with members of the judging panel or their organizations will be accepted as nominations.

Nominations are now closed

Entrants need to complete a survey detailing their project and submit their entry by midnight 17th March 2023. Finalists will be informed by 1st May 2023. The question form can be viewed here.

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 6th June 2023 during the Verdantix EHS Summit.

The EHS Innovation Excellence information management project you are nominating must be fully operational and must be able to demonstrate real improvements in operational performance and business performance. For example: lessening environmental impact, lowering incidence rates, reducing maintenance downtime and plant shutdowns, enabling faster data provision to decision-makers, or reducing non-compliance costs.

Any project that began in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022 is eligible.

The Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA 2023 are only for projects that have been conducted primarily in Europe, the Middle East or Africa. Global projects led by teams based in these regions can be included. Other regions will not be eligible for our EMEA awards, but may instead be entered into our EHS Innovation Excellence Awards Americas 2023, to be held in October 2023. We will judge the winners based on the projects’ objectives and scope, the challenges entrants overcame to achieve their aims, the scale of the benefits relative to the scale of the organization, and how impressive a project is relative to comparable initiatives submitted in the same category.

We may reclassify entries into different industry categories if another category is a more appropriate fit, given your business activities. Vendors of technology software and consulting services can submit applications based on the work they have done with their customers, but the vendors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to submit those entries. In these cases, the Awards will mention both the customer and the vendor as Award winners. Any vendor communications must reference the Award as follows: “Through its successful project for CUSTOMER, VENDOR received a Verdantix EHS Innovation Excellence Award.”

We will award at most one winner in each industry category, plus finalists if there are other outstanding entries besides the winner. If there are no noteworthy entries in an industry category, we will not present an award in that category.

All winners will be announced on 6th June 2023 at the Verdantix EHS Summit EMEA. Winners will be featured in Verdantix blogs and in a press release following the Verdantix Summit. They will also receive an award winner icon to use in marketing communications. The content of all entries is provided by entrants on the record and can be quoted in Verdantix research, referenced at the Verdantix Summit and used in other Verdantix materials. All entry submissions will be posted on the Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards page on the Summit website, following review by the moderator.

We will not accept entries that we think are inappropriate, including those containing obscenity or copyright violations.

There is no fee to participate.


  • How do I enter?
    Entries must be summitted using the online form, which you can access here.
  • What is the deadline for entry?
    The deadline for submissions is 12pm GMT Friday 17th March 2023.
  • My project was conducted globally, can I still enter?
    Any appropriate project conducted in Europe, the Middle East or Africa is eligible for entry in the EHS Innovation Awards EMEA. Global projects led by teams in these regions are also eligible. Projects conducted in other regions should instead be entered into our EHS Innovation Awards Americas, which will launch in Spring 2023.
  • Do you have examples of winning entries?
    Winning entries are those that demonstrate real innovative thinking and tangible benefits. We encourage the inclusion of project details relating to the challenge, solution and results achieved.
    View a winner case study here.
    View previous winners here.
  • How many words should I write?
    We encourage succinct entries, which clearly demonstrate the project’s challenge, benefits and achievements, along with other information that will provide further understanding to the judges. Bullet points are acceptable.
  • Can I submit more than one entry?
    We advise against entering for more than one award. When selecting finalists, the judges will limit selection to one entry per corporate company or technology vendor.
  • When are the awards held?
    The awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday 6th June, as part of the Verdantix EHS Summit EMEA 2023, which you can register to attend here.
  • Can I attend the awards ceremony?
    Attendance at the awards ceremony is included with all tickets for the EHS Summit EMEA 2023. Register for your ticket here. Table sponsorships are also available; please contact [email protected] for more information.
  • I’m a technology vendor or services provider, am I allowed to enter?
    The winner of the award is the corporation or person using the technology. Technology vendors and services providers may enter on behalf of the corporation using the technology.
  • Is there a fee for entry?
    Entry to the awards is free.
  • Who judges the awards?
    The awards are judged by our independent panel of judges, chaired by David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix.


Download the guidelines for entry below.

Guidance document