IChemE Global Awards 2018
IChemE Awards 2018

History and facts

The first IChemE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Safety and Environment Awards, were held on 23 March 1994 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, UK.

Over the years, the awards have been held at a variety of diverse venues including Lords Cricket Ground (2000), Royal Courts of Justice (2005), National Maritime Museum (2002), Alexandra Palace (2003), York (2009) and Cheltenham (2014) racecourses, and football stadiums including Aston Villa FC (1998 and 99) and Bolton Wanderers FC (2013).

The IChemE Singapore Awards were established in 2010, followed by the IChemE Malaysia Awards in 2013.

The IChemE Awards were re-named the IChemE Global Awards in 2013 in response to growing international interest.

Ten facts about the IChemE Awards

  1. BP is the most successful organisation in IChemE Awards history – they have won thirteen times since 1994. Sellafield Ltd is their closest challenger with nine awards.

  2. Joint entries have succeeded on 39 occasions at the IChemE Awards between 1994 and 2017.

  3. The Energy Award and Water Award are the oldest surviving award categories – both first appeared in 1994.

  4. The Water Award has been presented on most occasions – 20 times.

  5. IChemE Awards have been presented 57 times to entries and joint entries from Universities.

  6. Entries from around the world have triumphed at the IChemE Awards. Successful nations include Canada, Bangladesh, Australia, Nigeria, Denmark, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, New Zealand, Malaysia, Switzerland, Portugal, USA, Ireland and South Africa.

  7. QUILL and PETRONAS were the first entry to win at two different IChemE Awards ceremonies. After succeeding at the IChemE Malaysia Awards in 2013, they went on to collect three more awards at the IChemE Global Awards.

  8. QUILL and PETRONAS hold the record for the most wins from a single entry – four awards in 2013 for their gas clean-up technology.

  9. 493 entries were submitted in 2016 from 40 different countries – records in the Awards’ 23 year history.

  10. Over 140 entries from 21 countries made the final stage of the Global Awards in 2017.


My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).