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2019 Award categories

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  Business Transformation Award

Business must change... Our planet is on the brink of irreversible collapse and increasingly society expect companies to lead and address these social and environmental challenges. This award will reward companies that have embraced innovative opportunities to develop a sustainable business model for the future.


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  Sustainability Innovation Award

The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a sustainability initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate innovation which puts sustainability at the heart of a project. Innovation means any environmental, social or financial consideration has been generated from research into commercialisation.


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  SDG Impact Award

This award will recognise a company initiative or campaign which is best aligning impact to the SDGs and sets industry-leading standards as a company. Entries must demonstrate measurable impact on the Global Goals.


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  Business Leader Award

This award celebrates an outstanding business leader that has demonstrated pioneering, inspiring, motivational and passionate leadership, clear commitment to long-term impacts and/or a commitment to a sustainable future. Entries will be considered over a 2 to 5 year timescale, but activity during 2018-19 must be demonstrated.


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  Partnership Of The Year

This award will recognise innovative partnerships that are transforming the operations and outputs of either a business and/or industry towards higher levels of environmental or social responsibility.


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  Clean Energy Transition Award NEW

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in new clean technologies. The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a clean energy initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate an ambitious strategy which embraces the net-zero mindset and is taking a lead in addressing carbon-impacts across its value chain. Entries will be considered over a 2 to 5 year timescale, but activity during 2018-19 must be demonstrated


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  Circular Innovation Award NEW

The award will go out to companies that have developed innovation in a circular initiative or project that has been enabled by technology. This award will celebrate innovation which moves the company from a linear to a circular model. Innovation means any environmental, social or financial consideration has been generated from research into commercialisation.


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  Reporting and Transparency Award

This award will go out to companies that have demonstrated honest, transparent disclosure on both negative and positive impacts through their sustainability reporting process. It will showcase leading strategies showcasing transparency in core business operations and across the value chain. Companies should verify which reporting standard/ verification/ framework is used.


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  Plastics Innovation AwardNEW

This category rewards companies that have demonstrated a market leading plastics initiative which has created measurable impact through deploying technology or innovation.


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  Responsible Supply Chain Award

This category will reward any initiative or project showcasing how social and environmental risks are being managed and monitored in the supply chain through technology. It will highlight how this is both benefitting the company and its suppliers by improving transparency. Entries will be considered over a 2 to 5 year timescale, but activity during 2018-19 must be demonstrated


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  New Start-Up Award

This award rewards start-up companies (existing for 5 years or less) that have demonstrated ambition and commitment to solving the world’s social and environmental challenges. Entries will be considered over a 2 to 5 year timescale, but activity during 2018-19 must be demonstrated.


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  Responsible Investment Award

This category recognises any responsible investment initiative which has delivered measurable results on key environmental and social issues. It will reward initiatives that showcase innovative, transformational and long-term outcomes.


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  Community Impact award

This award rewards how companies can be a force for good in communities. This award will go to a project or initiative that has best demonstrated measurable impact and investment in communities through deploying technology or innovation. Entries will be considered over a 2 to 5 year timescale, but activity during 2018-19 must be demonstrated


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  Purpose-Driven Communications Award

This category recognises any communications initiative – whether an internal engagement initiative, online marketing or social media campaign – which has delivered measurable change among a key stakeholder group which has delivered positive and impactful change.


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  D&I Leader

This award rewards how companies can be a force for good with employees. This award will go to a project or initiative that has best demonstrated measurable impact and investment in diversity strategy from the boardroom to middle management to new recruits.


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  Lifetime Achievement Awards

This award will go to the individual that our judging panel and Advisory Board feel has dedicated their career to sustainability/CSR, and has a considerable track record of success. The winner will have been a catalyst for real, proven change and a widely recognised positive social or environmental impact, preferably beyond the boundaries of one particular industry.


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