The application criteria reflect the core values that are recognized by the Award. Each element provides the foundation on which excellence in EHS is evaluated from a business systems perspective.  Applicants are asked to write a narrative including the following elements, telling an evidence-based success story in which the organization conveys how its integrated EHS management system led to sustained and enhanced business performance.

Executive Summary

Summary of narrative submittal highlighting key points of each evaluation section.

Section I: Business Profile
  • Business Description
  • EHS, Business & Sustainability Challenges
Section II: Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Commitment to EHS Goals
  • Organizational Culture/Climate
Section III: Integrated EHS Management System
  • Policies, Goals & Objectives
  • Communications
  • Audits & Assessments
  • Hazard Recognition & Risk Management
  • Prevention through Design
  • Operational EHS Programs
  • Contractor & Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Change
  • Workforce Empowerment
  • Training & Competency Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Environment & Social Responsibility
Section IV: Performance Measurements & Information Management
  • Leading & Lagging Indicators
  • Measurement Quality & Data Evaluation
  • Benchmarking & Transparency
Section V: Linkage Between EHS & Business Performance
  • Integration of EHS & Business
  • Operational Performance through EHS
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Continuous Performance Improvement & Sustainability
Section VI: Lessons Learned
  • Lessons Learned
  • Forward Planning
Section VII: Example EHS Challenge
  • Statement of Challenge
  • Description of Process
  • Analysis of Successes & Failures
  • Reflection on Continuous Improvement
Section VIII: Data Snapshot
  • Financial
  • Performance Metrics
  • Noncompliance Transparency

Category I

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Organizations with more than 1,000 workers

Category II

Information Packet

Organizations with 1000 or fewer workers

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