Avetta Honors 11 Companies for Global Achievement in Safety, Sustainability, Risk Management & Innovation


Avetta®, the leading provider of supply chain risk management software, announced the winners of the 2023 Avetta Awards, chosen from a list of 36 finalists across six categories. These companies and individuals represent global leaders that have prioritized a culture of safety and sustainability across multiple operating sites in numerous countries.

The Avetta Awards are based on a set of objective criteria and judged by Avetta safety and compliance experts in addition to a rotating panel of industry executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, and compliance experts. This year’s industry judges included Adele Abrams, President, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.; Brian Fielkow, EVP of Risk, Acrisure; and Subena Colligan, EHS Coach & Consultant and principal of S. Colligan Coaching.

“Risk, safety, and sustainability innovation is at the heart of our offerings and our clients’ programs. These awards recognize excellence in program execution,” said Arshad Martin, Avetta CEO. “These companies and individuals are true champions of their industries and are making a significant impact on supply chains worldwide.”

Award winners represent companies that have significantly reduced global incident rates, including one winner that reduced vendor incident rates by 38% and another that improved compliance rates by 33% in just four months. Other winners include companies that have automated risk compliance through API integrations, and early adopters of new ESG and GHG solutions.

Winners received the awards on June 27 at the 2023 Avetta Client Summit in Houston. The following companies and change makers won in the following categories.

Health & Safety Leader: Companies and programs that have proven safety leadership on a global scale with best-in-class KPIs.

  • Black Hills Energy
  • Gamuda® Australia

Digital Transformation Innovator: Through API integrations and innovative technology automation, these organizations have led their industries in digital transformation on a global scale.

  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Verizon®

Operational Excellence Leader: Organizations that have demonstrated the ability to drive operational excellence in supply chain risk management.

  • Antea® Group
  • NorthWestern® Energy
  • BGIS (Asia Pacific)

Risk & Compliance Excellence: Companies that have expanded their compliance programs to multiple risk disciplines such as ESG, sustainability, financial risk and cybersecurity.

  • Pacific National

Premier Partner: These companies have shown great collaboration and co-innovation in their partnership with Avetta.

  • Honeywell® (Australia & New Zealand)
  • APM Terminals
  • Arkema®

Change Makers: Individuals within large and complex organizations who have created meaningful change within their companies through culture transformations, compliance evangelism, and thought leadership.

  • Phil Varney, WHS Program Manager, EU | Amazon®
  • Kenneth “Trey” Walker, EHS Manager | Quantix®

The Avetta Summit featured the awards ceremony, case studies, client panels, product updates, best practice sessions and meetings with Avetta’s senior leadership. To learn more about Avetta, visit https://www.avetta.com/.