On March 22, the Gordie Howe International Bridge project’s cross-border Environmental Management System (EMS) won a 2022 Business Achievement Award in the category of Project Merit from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ).  The awards took place at the Environmental Industry Summit XXI in San Diego, California. 

The project is among global award recipients recognized for environmental industry achievements in 2022.

The Business Achievement Award highlights WDBA’s work with Bridging North America (BNA) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in developing an award-winning, cross-border ISO 140001:2015 certified system that integrates the project’s safety, security, quality and sustainability systems.

The awards were judged by a committee of EBJ staff, editorial advisory board members and regular contributors. The judges noted the project’s EMS includes 40 environmental plans in 10 disciplines, satisfies environmental regulations from Canada, the U.S., Ontario and Michigan, and is among the first public-private partnership projects in Canada to achieve ISO certification.

“We’re pleased to have the Environmental Management System prepared for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project recognized by the Environmental Business Journal,” says Grant Hilbers, Vice President, Engineering for WDBA. “This honour further reflects the project team’s hard work and commitment to building a sustainable future. WDBA continues to ensure the project is socially, environmentally and economically responsible and this award speaks to our ongoing work.”

This is not the first time the Gordie Howe International Bridge project has received recognition for its EMS. In November 2022, the project was awarded two Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. The project was also awarded the prestigious Envision™ Platinum Award, an Environmental Excellence Award from National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and the Environmental, Social and Governance Performance Award from P3 Bulletin in 2021.

EBJ has been published since 1988 by Environmental Business International Inc., an independent research and publishing company focused on the environmental and climate change industry.