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Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards 2022

The Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards recognize the people and organizations who are instrumental in implementing successful, innovative technologies that improve processes, management and reporting. By identifying and sharing best practices, we aim to help our clients – and all EHS, ESG, Sustainability and Operations professionals – to diminish climate impact, lower incident rates, reduce maintenance downtime and enhance operational safety.

 

Award categories

Circular Economy Tech Enablement

  • Shell
  • Lorenz Meters

EHS Compliance Digitization

  • Hexion
  • Danone

Enterprise Carbon Management

  • Anglian Water
  • Enersys

ESG Metrics And Reporting

  • Cognizant
  • ista

Integrated Process Safety Management

  • Teck Resources Limited
  • Delek

Operational Risk Management

  • National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET)
  • Incitec Pivot Ltd

Pandemic Risk Management

  • Compass Group, NAD
  • West Fraser

Safety Performance Improvement

  • PGS
  • Virgin Atlantic

Supplier Assurance & Contractor Risk

  • GE Appliances
  • Trane US

Sustainability Strategy Implementation

  • Biogen
  • Natural Capital Laboratory

Worker Wellbeing & Ergonomics

  • Unilever
  • Harley-Davidson

In addition to the organizations who have invested in innovative projects, the awards highlight the contribution of supporting technology and consulting firms, AECOM, Appruv, Assent, Cognite, Copperleaf, Cority, DevonWay, Encamp, ERM, EY, GOARC, Guardhat, Intelex, IsoMetrix, Navex, Origami Risk, ProcessMAP, SAI360, Sphera, VelocityEHS and Workiva.

“The Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards celebrate the technology pioneers that are defining best practices through applied innovation. By providing a platform that recognizes their hard work, we hope to share successes that can be adopted by other organizations seeking to enhance their EHS, Sustainability and Operations strategies to deliver superior results.”

David Metcalfe, CEO Verdantix

 

Reflecting the prestige of the awards, previous Verdantix Innovation Awards winners include Volvo Cars, London City Airport, EDF Energy, DHL, Total and Walmart.

 

There is no fee to participate. Award winners and nominees are users of technology, not vendors of technology. The Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards 2022 will be held virtually March 24 2022, with the trophy ceremony taking place at the in-person Innovating For Sustainable Operations Summit taking place in Austin, Texas, fall 2022. More information to come.

 

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

The judging panel

The judging panel will be chaired by Verdantix CEO David Metcalfe and three independent experts (to be announced shortly). No projects associated with members of the judging panel or their organizations will be accepted as nominations.

John Dony

Senior Director, Thought Leadership

National Safety Council

Susan Lasecki-Coiro

Senior Executive & Global Citizen

Dan Platten

Health Safety & Wellbeing Director

Gist

Timeline

Deadline for nominations:
January 28 2022

Finalists will be informed by:
February 24 2022

Winners will be announced on:
March 24 2022

Highlights from our 2019 Summit in Atlanta

Rules & guidelines

The 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 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 is eligible.

 

We will judge the winners based on the scope of the projects, the challenges you overcame to achieve them, the scale of the benefits relative to the scale of the organization, and how impressive the project is relative to comparable initiatives submitted in the same category.

 

We may reclassify an entry into a different category if it 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: “Through its successful project for CUSTOMER, VENDOR received a Verdantix Innovation Excellence Award.”

 

We will award at most one winner in each industry category, plus finalists if there were other particularly impressive entries besides the winner. If there are no worthy entries in an industry category, we will not give an award in that category.

 

The Verdantix Innovation Excellence Awards 2022 will be held virtually March 9th 2022, with the trophy ceremony taking place at the in-person Innovating For Sustainable Operations Summit taking place in Austin, Texas, fall 2022. More information to come. Winners will be featured in Verdantix blogs and in a press release following the Summit, as well as receiving an award winner icon to use in marketing communications.

 

The content of all entries is provided by you 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.

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John Dony

Senior Director, Thought Leadership

National Safety Council

John is the Senior Director of Thought Leadership
at the National Safety Council. In this capacity, he oversees the Campbell
Institute, the global EHS&S center of excellence, as well as Safe Actions for
Employee Returns (SAFER), NSC’s COVID-19 response initiative, and Work to Zero,
focused on serious injury and fatality prevention through technology. John also
leads a variety of other research and impact initiatives including programs related
to psychological safety, ESG & sustainability, and more.
Since joining the National Safety Council in 2007, John has led numerous high-impact
programs, including the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award. John is a frequent
speaker at conferences in North America and Europe on topics including the future of
work, emerging trends in EHS&S, management systems, leadership, and leading
indicators. Prior to joining the Council, John held quality management, project
management, and coalition-building positions in the communication and educational
fields.

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Susan Lasecki-Coiro

Senior Executive & Global Citizen

Susan Lasecki Coiro is a senior executive and global citizen. She has held leadership roles across industries in manufacturing, oil and gas , mining and renewable energy. Susan has lived on 4 continents, led teams on 5, and visited over 70 countries. She leads by empowering people and organizations through transformational change, visionary strategy, collaboration and innovation. She is passionate about sustainability and achieving net zero emissions. Susan recently returned to the USA after 20 years abroad and started her master’s at Harvard University. She is married with 2 children, 3 dogs and enjoys biking, hiking and skiing.

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