Press Release

EtQ Announces Innovation Excellence Award Finalists

FARMINGDALE, NY (10-02-14): EtQ is pleased to announce the finalists of EtQ’s 2014 Innovation Excellence Award.

As part of EtQ’s commitment to fostering innovation within its customer base, EtQ continues to celebrate customer ingenuity with its successful award program. The EtQ Innovation Excellence Award Program recognizes those customers who have implemented EtQ’s software in innovative ways to address a key business challenge that has significantly impacted their business. This year, EtQ has selected the top three finalists who will present their innovative applications at EtQ’s 18th Annual User Conference to be held from October 20th – 22nd at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The three finalists and their innovations are:

  • Kimberly-Clark: Kimberly-Clark will show its surveying module that automatically generates an environmental compliance assessment survey each quarter for all sites, automatically assigns to the proper employee and escalates to make sure due dates are met.
  • Novo Nordisk: Novo Nordisk will showcase its comprehensive EHS portal that encompasses existing, enhanced and new modules for EHS management, including a Workplace Assessment module, Safety Inspection, Surveys and other applications for EHS Management.
  • Mars: Mars will be showing a series of modules and workflows it created to manage the supplier material process from end to end. The Materials and Suppliers module was modified to pull data in from SAP automatically, and the company created its custom module, Material Risk Assessment.

“This year brought a tremendous number of applicants,” stated Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. “Every year we see an increase in the number of applicants, and it’s exciting for us to see how much the Innovation Excellence Award Program continues to grow. EtQ looks forward to seeing the finalists present their innovations at this year’s User Conference.”

Register for the webinar here. For more information, contact EtQ at or 800.354.4476. Visit us on the Web at

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at EtQ’s 18th Annual User Conference.

About Kimberly-Clark

With more than 140 years of innovation, Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust K-C’s brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, HUGGIES, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 40,700 employees in 75 countries, and markets its products in more than 180 countries. Novo Nordisk’s B shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen (Novo-B). Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NVO). For more information, visit

About Mars

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS and Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. Founded in 1992, EtQ has always had a unique knowledge of Quality, EHS and Operational Risk and Compliance processes, and strives to make overall quality operations and management systems better for businesses. EtQ is headquartered in Farmingdale, N.Y., with main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. EtQ has been providing software solutions to a variety of markets for more than 20 years. For more information, please visit or contact us at 800.354.4476.

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