EHS Innovation Award Winners For 2017 Announced By Independent Research Firm

HOUSTON - May 17, 2017. Independent research firm Verdantix announced the eleven winners of the annual EHS Innovation Awards at the Verdantix Summit in Houston where more than 200 delegates gathered to share best practices on how to improve EHS outcomes with innovative technologies. The international awards recognize corporations for their successful EHS projects as well as strategic suppliers of software, equipment and services.

Louisiana-Pacific won in the construction and building materials category for implementing a corporate-wide incident management system using the Intelex platform which engaged hundreds of workers in and resulted in a 1240% increase in near miss reporting over a 12 month period.

Comcast won in the consumer products and services category for implementing a cost effective, digitized ergonomic process that empowers employees to undertake self-assessments. Using Gensuite software the project has reduced time spent on ergonomics issues by 33%.

Kinder Morgan won in the energy services and infrastructure category for the deployment of the Sphera Impact incident management software. The system was deployed consistently across five business units and embedded benchmarks and analytics to improve safety outcomes.

Nestlé won in the food and beverages category for implementing health and safety software across 1,400 facilities to meet the OHSAS 18001 standard. Using software from UL EHS Sustainability, Nestlé engaged more than 2,000 employees in the project.

Fiat Chrysler won in the manufacturing category for Project SPARC (Sustainability Performance Analysis Reporting Compliance) which used ProcessMAP software to consolidate 40 legacy systems and generate EHS data insights with multiple indicators.

Potash Corp won in the mining and natural resources category for designing and implementing a comprehensive SH&E ecosystem using the EtQ Reliance platform which has delivered measurable cost savings for compliance and regulatory reporting.

Teva Pharmaceuticals won in the pharma and healthcare category for its innovative approach to implementing a new EHS Information Management System. Working with Enablon and ERM, Teva succeeded with stakeholder alignment, agile development, blueprinting and iterative process design.

UCOR, an AECOM and CH2M joint venture funded by the US Department of Energy, won in the public sector category. The project uses of sensors, drones, telematics, wearables and Medgate occupational health and safety software in the remediation of the Oak Ridge nuclear weapons manufacturing site.

Transnet Engineering won in the transport and logistics category for its deployment of IsoMetrix software across 132 depots and 6 factories in South Africa which resulted in an 83% cut in audit fees and a reduction in the LTIFR from 1.02 per 200,000 hours to 0.42 over a four year period.

Total won in the upstream oil and gas category for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles that provided detailed aerial survey data for environmental remediation of tar lagoons. Total worked with Arcadis, Cyberhawk and ArcGIS.

Emerson Electric won in the utilities category for designing a high performance Material Compliance Management System based on iPoint-Systems software. The system has provided scalability and dramatically improved the efficiency of product-level environmental and safety compliance.

“The fact that the 2017 award winners are headquartered in France, Israel, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States shows the value of sharing best practices on an international basis” commented Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe. “This year we identified an increase in the innovative use of mobile apps, drones and analytics which shows how the EHS technology ecosystem is expanding.”

The EHS Innovation Awards are administered by independent research firm Verdantix. Organizations seeking an award are required to complete a questionnaire detailing the key parameters of the project, the business results achieved and strategic suppliers (if any) involved. Finalists were selected and category winners were voted on by an independent judging panel consisting of three EHS executives, Jim Bollenbacher, Derek Bell, Paula McLemore and Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe.

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