Verdantix Announces Winners Of EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA

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  • Environment, Health & Safety

  • The 10 winners range from multinational giants to cutting-edge start-ups to individuals creating a positive impact
  • Awards highlight innovative digital solutions across EHS, ESG, sustainability and operations

Verdantix Announces Winners Of EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA

London, UK. Verdantix, a purpose-driven research firm at the forefront of world-enhancing innovation, today announced the winners of its 2023 EHS Innovation Excellence Awards EMEA. These accolades recognize remarkable achievements in the fields of EHS, ESG, sustainability and operations. The awards comprise a vital part of the Verdantix Innovation Award series, which celebrates pioneering organizations and individuals leveraging cutting-edge technology to drive progress and create a lasting impact.

The 10 winners, spanning multinational giants, cutting-edge start-ups and inspiring individuals, have demonstrated unparalleled excellence and ingenuity. Their innovative technology solutions have transformed the landscape of EHS, ESG, sustainability and operations, setting new standards and inspiring others to follow suit.

David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix, commented, "The winners of these awards represent true leaders in the industry and exemplify the crucial role of ESG and sustainability in the EHS landscape. Their visionary initiatives, powered by cutting-edge technology, are driving meaningful change and setting new benchmarks for the industry. Verdantix’s purpose is to share insights and best practices to empower organizations to make informed decisions and drive positive change. These awards serve as a testament to the innovative spirit and the transformative power of technology in the pursuit of EHS, ESG and sustainability goals."

The winners in the 10 categories are:

  • Syngenta Group: EHS Compliance Digitization for their large-scale digital transformation project aimed at ensuring a safer and more sustainable working environment for their 53,000 employees.
  • Novalis International: Environmental Impact Award, recognizing their innovative direct QR code project that substantially reduced their environmental footprint.
  • Convatec: ESG Metrics And Reporting for their digital solution that effectively collects data for Scope 3 emissions reporting.
  • M&S: Integrated Process Safety Management for their innovative AI technological implementation that led to an 80% reduction in incidents across the warehouse floor.
  • Peterson Energy Logistics: Operational Risk Management, acknowledging their use of technology to digitize risk assessment and critical behaviours, which led to a significant saving of 700 hours per year. 
  • Jennifer Newbury at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: EHS Digital Leader, recognizing her drive and vision for transforming health and safety management within the Trust.
  • ICL Group: Safety & Social Impact Award, commending their use of decision-based analytics and technology to build safe, reliable, sustainable and resilient operations across 50+ sites in 13 countries, demonstrating how safety improvement can be the foundation for performance excellence and generating positive social impact. 
  • Robbie Canham at Terra Firma: EHS Rising Star, honouring his successful embedding of a culture of SSHEQ into his business, acting as an enabler for business success within just 12 months.
  • Van Moer Logistics: Safety Performance Improvement for their Forklift Safety solution, which digitized frontline work and led to reduced energy consumption, lower CO2 emissions and a remarkable 70% decrease in unsafe and non-economical driving events.
  • Google Data Centers: Worker Wellbeing & Ergonomics for their project focused on protecting worker physical and mental health, uniting teams to achieve this large-scale mission.


In addition to the outstanding organizations that have invested in innovative projects, the awards also highlight the invaluable contributions of supporting technology and consulting firms, including 3E, Corporate Citizenship, ERM, GoArc, Pro-Sapien Software, ProtexAI, Rombit, UL Solutions and Wolters Kluwer – Enablon.

The awards ceremony took place on June 6, 2023, at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, as part of the Verdantix EHS EMEA Summit. This premier event brought together hundreds of senior leaders to exchange insights and experiences, empowering them to redefine their EHS strategies and shape the future of their businesses.

Click here to find out how you can enter our North American awards, which will be presented at our EHS Summit in San Diego this October.

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