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Independent Research Firm Verdantix Announces The Winners Of The 2018 International HSE Innovation Awards

London – March 13, 2018. Independent research firm Verdantix announced the eleven winners of the annual HSE Innovation Awards at the Verdantix Summit in London where over 150 HSE professionals convened for two days of expert panels, best practices workshops, and vendor CEO insights. The prestigious international awards recognize organizations which have implemented innovative HSE technologies. The winners were selected by four independent judges who are heads of HSE at BAE Systems, Essentra, Galliford Try and TEVA Pharmaceuticals.

Winners of the 2018 Verdantix HSE Innovation Awards:

G’s won the agriculture, food and beverages category for the roll out of an incident report and safety management application from SHE Software for employees, contractors and seasonal workers. Using the system, incident reporting has increased by more than 700% resulting in significant improvements in safe operations.

INEOS Styrolution won the chemicals category for the rapid deployment of safety and risk management software from Rolls-Royce’s VisiumKMS software business across 17 production sites. The plant-level configurability of the deployment was an innovative approach which accelerated user adoption.

Kier won the construction and real estate category for implementing a multi-level real-time dashboard. Using software from Airsweb, Kier was able to benchmark like-for-like HSE performance across 32 operating companies for the first time.

Walmart won the consumer products and retail category for its big data environmental compliance project implemented across 7,000 sites. Walmart partnered with Enviance to create a platform that can consolidate large environmental data sets and also provide information back to site-level workers.

CB&I won the industrial, engineering and support services category for transitioning from a reactive safety culture to a proactive safety culture using SAI Global’s software. This project resulted in a 32% reduction in TRIR rates and a 20% cut in unsafe conditions.

Johnson Controls won the manufacturing category for successfully transforming siloed EHS management activities into a global integrated programme across 3,200 sites in 74 countries. Through its deployment of software from ProcessMAP, it has already reduced TRIR rates by 5% and LTIR rates by 12% year-over-year.

Sandvik Group won the mining and metals category by creating an EHS performance league table for multiple business units. As a result, the firm has experienced dramatic increases in hazard close-out rates, annual EHS plan completion, and compliance with Sandvik’s EHS standards.

Kinder Morgan won the oil and gas category for dramatically improving its engagement with frontline workers on health and safety training. Through its use of the DuPont Learning Management System, Kinder Morgan reduced overdue training from 69% to 0.26%.

Pacific Gas and Electric won the power utilities category for its response to a pipeline rupture and implementation of mobile applications for risk management and work audits. PG&E used technology from ProntoForms to monitor performance and compliance across the gas operation teams at the employee level, fine tune corrective action plans and training programs.

UNHCR won the public sector and NGO category for implementing Cority’s Travel Module, part of the Occupational Health Suite, to ensure the staff is medically prepared for travel. The solution has improved employee medical record management and increased the percentage of employees who are healthy and vaccinated before travelling.

DHL Supply Chain won the transport and logistics category for using Intelex software for worker safety and incident management at every site, providing live, on-demand access and transparency to information that previously was only available 15-20 days following the close of a reporting month.

“With 86 award nominations this year, the 11 winners have proven their superior focus on HSE technology and innovation. By sharing their successful project plans and achievements, the award winners will help other organizations to enhance their own HSE performance” commented David Metcalfe, CEO at Verdantix.

The Verdantix HSE Innovation Awards are administered by independent research firm Verdantix. Organizations applying for the awards were required to compete a questionnaire outlining the key parameters of the project, the business results achieved, and the strategic suppliers involved. Independent judges filtered through and selected finalists from over 80 submissions across 11 industry sectors. Category winners were then voted on by an independent judging panel comprised of four HSE executives with extensive international experience.

To learn more about the successful HSE projects undertaken by this year’s award winners and finalists, register for our upcoming webinar: Lessons Learnt From Eleven HSE Innovation Award Winners.

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