Kingfield Galvanizing was honoured to be recognised as one of Australia and New Zealand’s 2019 Most Innovative Companies. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and BOSS Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges. For the first time in 2019, organisations were ranked directly against their peers across ten industry lists.
Kingfield Galvanizing ranked 7th on the Property, Construction & Transport list, from over 800 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Specifically, the judges look at how valuable the problem is that the innovation is solving, the quality and uniqueness of the solution, and the level of impact that the innovation has had. Inventium assesses internal elements such as innovation culture, strategy, resources and process, which demonstrate a sustainable and repeatable approach to innovation.
Kingfield Galvanizing is thrilled to be recognised for our innovation as the first plant in Australia to implement an Environmental Management System and achieve and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Hot Dip Galvanizing. We also made the list thanks to exceptional innovation practices as our EPD enables our customers to contribute to points on Infrastructure Sustainability Rated Projects and Green Star rated commercial construction projects. We are excited about our contribution to the future of sustainable construction and infrastructure development in Australia. Our General Manager, Stephen Clarke captures it best:
“This is the second year that our innovation program has been recognised by the AFR. This year, it’s testament to our teamwork in developing an Environmental Management System across our business and achieving Australia’s first Environmental Product Declaration for hot dip galvanizing. Our team is committed to sustainability through continuous plant and process innovation. This accolade recognises the value Kingfield’s innovation delivers to our customers in contributing points to Sustainability Rating Tools for leading commercial and infrastructure projects.”
AFR’s Most Innovative Companies List
The Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list (previously the BRW Most Innovative Com¬panies list) is now in its eighth year. The list ranks the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, and is the only national list of its kind. The list is judged and compiled by Inventium – Australia’s leading innovation consultancy. Inventium uses a unique, scientifically proven approach to help organisations grow through innovation. In 2019, the list comprised of ten industry lists of ten organisations, compiled from over 800 nomi¬nations.
“We are thrilled to announce the first ever industry specific Most Innovative Companies list. What separated the most innovative organisations was the involvement of the customer, the entire way through the innovation process. Leading innovators also had strong mechanisms in place to recognise the innovation efforts of their staff.”
Dr Amantha Imber, CEO Inventium