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In-person summit | UK — June, 6–7

Verdantix EHS Summit EMEA:
EHS Resilience In The Age Of ESG

Join us for 2 days and gain the insights you need to be a change-maker!

Today, businesses are facing a combination of increased volatility, budgetary pressures, climate risk and the challenge of meeting ambitious ESG and net zero goals. Building on the vital role played by EHS functions in helping their businesses navigate the pandemic, those same teams will now be expected to take a lead in ensuring corporate resilience as their firms transition to a harsher and more tumultuous operating environment. As a result, they are setting new priorities, redefining their strategies and developing new ways of influencing their businesses.

While the increased focus on sustainability offers the opportunity to continue to increase the visibility, resourcing and remits of EHS teams, it also has the potential to pull resources from the core task of ensuring worker safety. In a new world of unknowns and increasing operational scrutiny, EHS executives must evaluate and balance competing demands if they are to effectively meet the demands of their stakeholders.

This summit will provide EHS leaders with an understanding of the new priority areas for EHS functions, share insights into how firms are responding to these trends, and provide actionable guidance on how technology can enable you to design and manage a function that is fit for the future.


Carla Davis-Madgett

Former VP of Health & Safety, Boeing and Former GM, Shell

Carlos Gallego

Workplace Health and Safety Lead


Ruth Denyer



Alex Hammonds

Global EHS Director


Diane Chadwick-Jones

Former Head of Human Performance


Krishnen Mootien

Global Health & Safety Director


Gary Booton

Global Head of Health, Safety & Environment

Hitachi Rail

Velma Baptiste-Destouche

VP of Health and Safety


David Metcalfe



Stuart Neumann

VP, Advisory


Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS


Nathan Goldstein

Senior Analyst


George Al-Maalouf

Account Executive


Colin Ball

Sales Director Enterprise


David Bibby

Senior Director UK


Roger Bottum

Senior VP, Product


Jessica Cranswick

Partner, Environment Health and Safety

Ernst & Young UK

David Clark

Global Head of HSSE

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)

Ben Clifford

Global Health, Safety and Sustainability Director

Fidelity International

Benoît Delille

HSE Unit Head


Steve Dyson

Group Head of HSS (VP)


Riad Efendi

Global EHS Manager


Lena Maria Flickschuh

Senior Consultant

Quentic GmbH

Roberto C Garcia

Partner, Environment Health and Safety


Bertrand Gibert

Former VP, HSE & Sustainability


Simon Glynn

Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young UK

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Noelle Harvey

VP of Product


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Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford

VP of Sales


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Callum Irvine

VP Global Safety & Security

IHG Hotels

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Chris Jones

Associate Director, Solution Consultants

Wolters Kluwer – Enablon

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Elizabeth Judson

Global Program Manager


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Mark Kenyon

Senior Management | HSE Professional | Engineer | Lead Auditor | Trainer

LM Health and Safety

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Katie Kemp

EHS Compliance & Digital Leader EMEA

Tate & Lyle

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Gaurav Khupsare

Director of Operations | Co-Founder

MACS-G Solutions

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Heinz Mayr

Legal Compliance / IT-Project Management Sustainability, Environment and Energy

Porsche Immobilien GMBH

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Ciaran O'Mara

Co-Founder & CTO

Protex AI

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James Pomeroy

Director | Global Health and Safety Leader


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Edouard Salathé

Corporate Social Responsibility, Risks & Compliance Information Systems Manager


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Joe Schloesser

VP Corporate Opportunities


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Peter Schramme



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Amanda Smith

VP, Product Management


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Andrew Smith



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Toby South

Senior Product Solutions Consultant


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Lawrence Webb

Group SHE Strategy Director, Costain Group and President



June 6–7, 2023 | In-Person Summit

Want to get involved?

Do you have an amazing story or incredible insight? We'd love to have you speak at our event. Reach out to Layla Sienne, [email protected], for sponsorship and speaking opportunities.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

Registration & Networking

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome

Summit Overview & Welcome

09:10 - 09:30 Keynote

Moving The Dial On Risk Leadership

It is all too easy to approach managing risk from a process perspective, but if we take time to consider some of the wider learnings about what good risk leadership needs to encompass, will that help us evolve and refine the tools of today to enable more impactful outcomes in the future?

09:30 - 10:10 Panel

Developing A 2025 Vision For Your EHS Function

The EHS function has seen a growing amount of responsibility, visibility and expectations on the back of global disruptions and increasing legislation. EHS functions need to look to the future to understand what technologies, processes and strategies to prioritize to create a strong programme. Drawing on the experience of leading experts, this panel will debate the medium to long-term future of the EHS function.

Learning outcomes:

  • How are priorities changing for the EHS function over the next two years?
  • How can EHS professionals better prepare themselves and their teams for these new priorities?
  • How will technology support EHS professionals in accomplishing their goals?
10:15 - 10:35 Trailblazer

Innovation Trailblazer

Evolving QHSE Compliance With ‘In App’ Analytics
  • Gaurav Khupsare, Director of Operations, MACS-G Solutions
  • Mark Kenyon, Senior Management | HSE Professional | Engineer | Lead Auditor | Trainer, LM Health and Safety

The health and safety landscape is evolving at a significant pace both technically and culturally. With rapid globalization and the advent of a diverse and much more tech-savvy workforce, it has become apparent that QHSE management also needs to adapt to suit the needs of the modern workplace.

With that in mind, MACS-G Solutions brings to the industry ‘Aegis Insights’, an In-App analytics experience that drives intuitive decision-making across the board. Aegis Insights provides users with the flexibility to read ‘Data’ as ‘Information’, assisting QHSE leaders in making sense of the volumes of transactional data at their disposal without having to dive into hundreds of reports - thus making digital QHSE a more cognitive experience for users in the real world.

Presented by MACS-G
Understanding The Impact Of Safety Culture Across Global Supply Chains

Deconstructing your company’s safety culture goals to identify key performance indicators and to set milestones can be difficult. It requires the assistance of multiple stakeholders and departments to fully understand the problem, propose goals, assess team members, then implement change. Coordinating with stakeholders outside of your organisation adds additional layers of complexity, especially in the value chain.

Join ISN, the global leader in contractor and supplier management, to hear the importance of measuring your employee, contractor and supplier perceptions of your organisation’s safety processes, along with a discussion of key aspects of strong safety cultures, how to leverage technology to measure responses, and best practices on integrating change after identifying opportunities.

Presented by ISN
10:40 - 11:00 Trailblazer

Innovation Trailblazer

AI/Computer Vision Reducing Workplace Incidents By 80%

Gaining full visibility of potential areas of risk across your organisation is an aspiration for EHS teams across the globe. AI/computer vision solutions are helping to provide visibility of unsafe events autonomously in settings such as warehouses, manufacturing facilities and ports. Ciaran O’Mara, Co-Founder of Protex AI, will highlight the value their solution is providing for their clients (the likes of M&S, Proctor & Gamble and DHL) and discuss how computer vision is helping to:

  • Maximise near-miss reporting/unsafe event capture
  • Revolutionise how EHS teams make proactive safety decisions
  • Reduce incidents in the workplace by up to 80%
Presented by Protex AI
Encircling Each Step of Your Sustainability Journey: 360° Intelligence And Insights

As jurisdictions around the world continue to strengthen regulations on all aspects of sustainability, introducing new rules and reporting requirements governing everything from the chemical composition of manufactured products to the management of remote workforces, it’s no longer enough to keep pace with point solutions and siloed data. As the very nature of EHS regulation and corporate sustainability continues to evolve, we know that even the most vigilant companies find it difficult to keep up with the constant pace of change in the environmental, health, safety and sustainability space. Discover how Enhesa provides global players with worldwide 360° intelligence and trusted insights encircling each step of their sustainability journey, empowering them to understand and mitigate risk – and make a real difference for their business, their employees, neighbours and consumers. Today, tomorrow, across the globe.

Presented by Enhesa
11:00 - 11:20 Break

Networking & Coffee

11:20 - 12:00 Panel

Boosting EHS Efficiency: Process, People And Technology

This panel will address the challenges posed by budget rationalization and the broader impact of the recession on workplace safety. The latest Verdantix survey has highlighted a slowly growing EHS budget landscape. This, coupled with rising inflation and economic pressures, will force EHS functions to become more efficient to support EHS and organizational needs.

Learning outcomes:

  • How EHS functions can achieve excellence through optimizing processes.
  • How better engagement of workers can lead to better EHS outcomes.
  • Where technology can support a firm’s movement towards EHS efficiency.
  • How efficient EHS functions can lead to better operational resiliency.
12:00 - 12:40 Panel

Proof Points For The Value Of Total Worker Health Strategies

In a period of labour shortages, creating a resilient and stable workforce is more important than ever before, and the appropriate and proper recording and managing of workers’ conditions ensure that workforces are working efficiently and productively. The EHS function is increasingly recognizing the value of supporting worker wellbeing. In the latest Verdantix survey of 302 EHS professionals, 66% of respondents played a key role in the development of worker wellbeing and mental health strategies. This session will highlight the value of transitioning historical views on worker safety to a broader total worker health strategy.

Learning outcomes:

  • How does total worker health differ from historical views on worker safety?
  • What are the biggest negative impacts of poor worker wellbeing?
  • How EHS functions benefit from implementing total worker health strategies.
  • How innovative technology is enabling better total worker health.
12:45 - 13:15 Workshop

Best Practices Workshops

Software Implementations: The Biggest Challenge, And How Eramet Resolved It

Listen to Eramet discuss how they addressed the adoption of a new solution and, more importantly, new business practices. We will address the keys to limit resistance to change and the mistakes to avoid.

Presented by Cority
Using Change Management Successfully To Achieve Your Vision

Having a vision behind EHS and Operational Risk Management programs is essential to achieve success. However, without change management, governance, and enablement to drive effective execution, the vision will not be realized. Listen to Syngenta discuss how they came up with the vision, and more importantly, managed change from end to end to help drive success.

Presented by Wolters Kluwer
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch

Networking & Lunch

14:20 - 14:30 Verdantix Welcome

Morning Overview & Welcome Back

14:30 - 15:10 Panel

Next Gen Risk Management: Moving Towards Proactive Safety

Firms are seeking to go beyond meeting regulatory requirements by leveraging technological advances to identify, predict and eliminate risks before they materialize as incidents. 43% of the 302 EHS leaders in the latest Verdantix survey stated that the increased use of real-time data to improve risk management was a high priority for their firm. This session will explore how firms are looking to leverage new streams of data and leading indicators to identify and manage risk more proactively.

Learning outcomes:

  • What types of new data streams are being collected for proactive safety?
  • What types of new technologies and innovations are allowing for better visibility into risk?
  • What are best practices for building a foundation for proactive risk management?
15:15 - 15:45 Workshop

Best Practices Workshops

How To Implement An Environmental Compliance Management System (ECMS) In 30 Countries In Less Than One Year
  • Heinz Mayr, Legal Compliance / IT-Project Management Sustainability, Environment and Energy, Porsche Immobilien GmbH
  • Lena Maria Flickschuh, Senior Consultant, Quentic GmbH
  • Reporting of ESG data worldwide (30 countries and 600+ locations)
  • Successful implementation of legal compliance audits
  • Collection and implementation of environmental risk assessments worldwide
  • Implementation of reporting for around 50 KPIs and creation of a Sustainability Report based on those KPIs
  • Challenges and learnings
Presented by Quentic
How Transforming Your Environmental, Health And Safety Strategy Can Drive Productivity And Positive Employee Engagement
  • Jessica Cranswick, Partner, Environment Health and Safety, Ernst & Young UK
  • Simon Glynn, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young UK

The future of health, safety and wellbeing can look very different, moving away from siloed ways of working to an integrated and business-aligned approach, delivering value for your business and improving staff retention and wellbeing.

EY will introduce the four elements of a modern health, safety and wellbeing approach, and consider the interactions between people and systems to deliver an effective approach.

During this interactive session, EY will invite you to explore how these elements apply within your organisation and what considerations there are to make it future-fit.

Presented by EY
15:45 - 16:05 Break

Networking & Coffee

16:05 - 16:25 Technology Outlook

Best Practices For EHS Digital Strategy & Technology Selection

This session will leverage Verdantix expertise in running dozens of EHS software selection processes for corporates across the world. In this session, we will discuss how buying processes can be managed to ensure high-impact returns, and how to manage post-purchase programmes for effective deployment. We will share and discuss best practices, as well as steps to avoid that may lead to delays and reduced business value.

16:25 - 17:05 Panel

Frontline Workers: Innovative Ideas To Boost Safety Engagement

The growing prominence of sophisticated software solutions and real-time IoT devices is making the idea of highly interconnected operating platforms a practical reality. One key enabler of this boom in technology is the enablement of impactful engagement with frontline workers. Firms are increasingly chasing the ever-elusive safety culture that supports better EHS metrics. This session will explore innovative solutions to help boost safety engagement among frontline workers.

Learning outcomes:

  • How engagement of frontline workers can enhance safety outcomes.
  • Practical means of communication and engagement with frontline workers.
  • How technology can help build engagement and safety culture among workers.
17:05 - 17:15 Roundup

Day One Summary & Thank You

17:30 - 19:00 Drinks

Welcome Drinks

Sponsored by Benchmark Gensuite
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner

Dinner & Awards

Welcome address from our Dinner sponsor Wolters Kluwer
08:50 - 09:20 Registration

Registration & Networking

09:20 - 09:30 Welcome

Summit Overview & Welcome

09:30 - 10:00 Keynote

An Approach To Environmental Protection In An Intergovernmental Research Organization

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is fully committed to environmental protection and transparent reporting. This presentation will outline the organization’s commitment to becoming a role model for environmentally responsible research, explain concrete objectives for environmental stewardship, and reflect the proactive approach to environmental protection across the Laboratory.

10:00 - 10:40 Panel

Strengthening EHS Governance: Building Bridges With The CFO, COO And CSO

The changes brought about by Covid-19 and the ever-increasing requirements of ESG disclosures are fundamentally altering the role of EHS leaders, creating more touchpoints and dependencies with other corporate functions. 80% of the 302 EHS leaders in the latest Verdantix survey state that they are key decision-makers or owners of ESG strategy in their firm. This session highlights increased visibility into the stakeholder landscape for EHS professionals and discusses the opportunities for creating an EHS hub that delivers impact across the organization.

Learning outcomes:

  • What are the key EHS-related touch points now in focus for executives?
  • What opportunities, and risks, do EHS professionals face with increased exposure to executive functions?
  • How EHS functions can help create strong ESG strategies.
10:40 - 11:10 Keynote

Making An Impact: Looking At Sustainability Through The Lens Of EHS

ESG and Sustainability issues affect all of us. This session will include examples of the ties between EHS and Sustainability, as well as considerations of how each of us can have an impact.

11:10 - 11:30 Break

Networking & Coffee

11:30 - 12:20 Technology Outlook

Roundtable Discussions

Choose your topic and brainstorm ideas, share challenges and leverage experiences with the peers at your table. After 30 minutes of discussion, each group will summarize their findings to the entire audience.

12:25 - 12:45 Trailblazer

Innovation Trailblazer


Use our Whova app to set up meetings with your peers


Jincom introduces the SHINE APP, a cutting-edge solution delivering critical visual HSE content precisely when and where needed. With 15 years of expertise in life-saving visual content, Jincom has developed an advanced system for targeted content distribution.

Presented by Jincom
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

Networking & Lunch

13:45 - 13:55 Verdantix Welcome

Morning Overview & Welcome Back

13:55 - 14:35 Panel

Upgrade EHS Data Quality To Prepare For Financial ESG Scrutiny

As ESG reporting becomes mandatory, firms will find that investors, lenders and board directors scrutinize a broader range of EHS and sustainability disclosures. This session will explore how technology can support EHS executives in capturing and reporting on EHSQ data that are trustworthy and provide best practices for creating a futureproof compliance framework that elevates the EHS function.

Learning outcomes:

  • What type of requirements will EHS data address to meet extensive financial scrutiny?
  • How can EHS functions build a strong data foundation to support financial ESG scrutiny?
  • What type of solutions exist to support firms in their data collection, management and reporting?
14:35 - 15:00 Verdantix Workshop

Future-Proofing EHS With New Digital Solutions: Five Breakthrough Technologies

In a fast-paced operating environment, EHS leaders need to anticipate the changes that will impact their business operations and safety culture. This session will explore five new technology trends that will allow you to operate at scale, faster and with fewer resources, whilst providing an optimal experience for your stakeholders.

15:00 - 15:20 Break

Networking & Coffee

15:20 - 16:00 Panel

Carbon Management And Climate Risk: A Leadership Opportunity For EHS

According to data from the World Economic Forum, environmentally related failures and disasters rank within the top 5 concerns for both the short term (2 years) and long term (10 years). Natural hazards increasingly knock linear infrastructure out of action, as well as triggering environmental spills and process safety events. As corporate leaders move from discussing long-term climate goals to mitigating the impact of extreme weather events, this session will discuss the issues caused by more intense natural hazards and provide a framework for developing an upgraded environmental risk management plan.

16:00 - 16:15 Roundup

Day Two Summary & Upcoming Events


Stamford Bridge

Join us at Stamford Bridge, one of the oldest football grounds in the country and home of Chelsea Football Club since their formation in 1905. Stamford Bridge offers a diverse range of facilities. From hotels to museums, fine dining to sports bars, you’ll find it all right here.

Stamford Bridge (Chelsea Football Club)
Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS

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