Industry Awards

Recognizing Member Excellence

The ESAA Industry Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes member excellence in the areas of environmental innovation. The program is open to all ESAA member organizations with the winners announced and awarded each year at the RemTech Symposium held in October.


2023 Industry Awards - Now Accepting Nominations

2023 Category – Environmental Project of the Year

The Environmental Project of the Year Award recognizes a company’s innovation and execution of an ongoing or completed environmental project.  The award will recognize a company’s project in the areas of Remediation, Reclamation, Decommissioning, Monitoring, Water, Air, Wildlife, Brownfields, etc.  No matter the size and scope of the project, the key metrics for judging include innovation, effectiveness, and positive environmental outcomes.

Award Eligibility
  • All ESAA member organizations are eligible to participate in the ESAA Industry Awards Program.
  • Applicants must be an ESAA member in good standing at the time the award recipients are announced.

Applicant Screening Process
  • Any application that is deemed to be incomplete or ineligible will not move forward.
  • The Awards Selection Committee will review complete and eligible applications.

NOTE: (1) ESAA reserves the right not to give out an award in any given year if no applications meet the criteria (2) ESAA’s project manager may contact applicants with follow-up questions on behalf of the judging committee as needed.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected].

To submit a nomination please complete the following form:  Nomination Form

**Nomination Dead Line August 25, 2023**

2019 Winners

The winner of the Environmental Industry Award is Husky Energy!

The winner of the Community Service Award is Waterline Resources!

The ESAA Lifetime Achievement Award - 2019

n 2019, ESAA introduced a new award, ‘The ESAA Lifetime Achievement Award” . It is awarded to an individual who has made far-reaching and long-lasting contributions to both the environment industry and ESAA over their career. The award is presented at the discretion of the Board and via recommendations from ESAA Management.

Presidenta2019 ESAA Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Gord Nelson

Gord Nelson graduated from the University of Regina in 1982 with a B.Sc. in Chemistry. He started his career in the environment industry working for Environment Canada as a Project Chemist working on trace organics. In 1985, he joined the newly formed Alberta based laboratory ETL as their second employee before becoming an owner in 1990. Gord helped grow ETL to over 500 employees before it was purchased by ALS Laboratories in 2006. He worked through the transition period with ALS Laboratories before moving to Osprey Scientific to provide his expertise. In 2009, Gord joined AGAT Laboratories and held a number of leadership positions including President, COO and CEO.

During his time at AGAT, he served as a member of the ESAA Board of Directors, holding the position of treasurer for four of those years. Gord was instrumental in guiding ESAA through tough financial times ensuring the Association could remain a strong voice for the industry and its members. Gord’s significant impact on both the environment industry and ESAA is undeniable.

In his spare time – when not cheering for the Saskatchewan Roughriders or watching Marvel movies- is spent with his dog Harvey or enjoying a glass of wine with his wife Roxanne.

2018 Winners

The winner of the Environmental Industry Award is PTAC!

The winner of the Community Service Award is Lafarge!

2017 Winners

The winner of the Environmental Industry Award is North Shore Environmental Consultants!

The winner of the Environmental Industry Award is Hemmera!