St. Paul, Minnesota, February 11, 2021: Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which has provided strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry since 1988, has honored Antea Group with two 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Awards.

The EBJ Business Achievement Awards customarily recognize business performance in conventional metrics like revenue growth, M&A, exceptional projects, technology development and deployment in the field, and advances in information and digital technology, and these categories were well represented in 2020. Two major categories added to the 2020 awards were “COVID Resilience” and “COVID Response.”

Antea Group won an EBJ Business Achievement Award in the “Technology Merit” category for the use of smart glasses for virtual auditing and won in the “New Practice Area” category for the Resources-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution for EHS&S staffing.

Technology Merit Award – Smart Glasses: Antea Group uses smart glasses to cost-effectively support remote site inspection associated with due diligence activity when in-person site reconnaissance is not possible due to travel, safety, or confidentiality restrictions. Smart glasses can be used to visually audit and inspect a property and its operations – both inside or outside – and stream or record data for interpretation, interactive Q&A, and photo documentation. Via computer and secure interface, multiple people can engage remotely in real-time review of facility operations and site features. While cell phones and tablets can offer similar access, smart glasses work with and without internet access and allow for secure storage of facility images and data. In scenarios such as during the Covid-19 pandemic, when site access is restricted or confidential, Antea Group sends the smart glass technology to a designated on-site facility employee, provides training, and conducts a live stream of the site inspection. The interactive capabilities of the smart glass technology allow for questions, picture taking, texting, and recording of the site walk for documentation purposes and sharing with third-party stakeholders.

New Practice Area Award - RaaS: Resources-as-a-Service (RaaS) is a fully scalable new solution to temporary environment, health, safety, and sustainability staffing. Some jobs within EHS departments are temporary and don’t require the addition of full-time staff and some jobs require a higher level of expertise so are difficult to fill. Antea Group provides a flexible, custom solution – whether embedding staff onsite, partnering remotely, or a combination of both. RaaS engagements start with a dedicated account leader who works with clients to understand their EHS needs and develop a resource plan. Antea Group’s model means clients benefit from engaged resources that fit their culture and specific technical needs, get access to a pool of EHS subject matter experts locally and globally, and enjoy ongoing communication, support, and resource performance management with minimal effort required on their part for resource onboarding, transition, and termination.

The 2020 EBJ awards were presented at a virtual Zoom ceremony on February 11, 2021. Alizabeth Aramowicz Smith, Senior Consultant, accepted the Technology Merit award on behalf of Antea Group and the solution team (Matt Bell, Mike Pauli, Shavonne Gordan, and Nathan Pukal). Mark Longson, RaaS Solution Leader, accepted the award for New Practice Area on behalf of Antea Group and the RaaS solution team (Mark Mathiowetz, Donna Lynch, Peylina Chu, and Toni Cooper).

You can see the full list of honorees here and learn more about the EBJ Business Achievement Awards on their website.

About Antea Group

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning, and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. We serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities.

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