News Jan 18, 2019

Jacobs Recognized for Technology Leadership in Digital Environment, Health and Safety Services

Independent research firm Verdantix scored Jacobs the highest among consultants evaluated for its digital vision and strategy.

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Jacobs is again rated an industry leader in environment, health and safety (EHS) technical solutions expertise, as confirmed by independent research firm, Verdantix, which released its 2018 Green Quadrant Digital EHS Services report. 

The assessment placed the most advanced service providers into one of four quadrants: Leaders, Innovators, Specialists and Challengers, based on 113 performance criteria covering the digitization of projects over a wide range of EHS conditions, as well as deployment of innovative EHS technology solutions. 

“Our leadership is predicated on deep knowledge within Jacobs of our clients’ industries and processes, our ability to integrate both proven and leading-edge technologies and most importantly, our multi-disciplinary EHS professionals who are committed to enhancing efficiencies for environmental protection and safety,” said Jacobs Global Environmental Solutions Senior Vice President, General Manager Jan Walstrom.

The report distinguishes Jacobs as a leader among peers for providing digitally-enabled EHS technology services, with seamless management of EHS and operational data for firms operating in high-risk environments.

We were recognized for our dedicated team executing on our Technology & Innovation (Jacobs Connected Enterprise) strategy, which is charged with delivering high-value, digitally-enabled innovations for a more connected, sustainable world. Combining digital EHS in-house solutions with a network of technology service partners has enabled Jacobs to enhance EHS using drones, VR technology and wearables. 

Jacobs’ EHS client benefits referenced by Verdantix in the report include:

  • Leveraging an integrated management system that aligned engineering, supply chain, IT and financial services for a high-tech manufacturing firm to minimize the environmental impact of its production processes and identify conservation opportunities. The project achieved $22 million in cost savings and reduced GHG emissions by 0.1 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents.
  • Implementing an IoT solution for a global chemical firm that reduced hazardous incidents by 50 percent. Jacobs also worked with a U.S.-based municipal waste water management provider, connecting its IoT devices and software to visualize flow conditions and maintain coordinated wet weather control.