How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole


Against the backdrop of the ‘COP26’ (26th ‘Conference of the Parties’) climate summit in Glasgow, we are all being urged to consider what we can do – both as individuals and businesses – to help combat climate change. Sustainability programmes have never been higher on the agenda across the world as we seek to become as green as possible.

Awards organisers have acknowledged this, and many have introduced new categories to recognise the organisations responsible for the most impactful sustainability programmes and policies. By celebrating these inspirational people, they are raising the profile of this critical area through an increased awareness of global environmental issues.

If you have been actively playing your part in this process, you should definitely look to enter relevant awards so that your work doesn’t go unnoticed. Winning awards will elevate your business, generate positive PR, provide a great sense of credibility and put you ahead of your competitors. As a result, you are more likely to achieve success in your respective industry, which comes in many forms such as increased sales, better recruitment and improved staff retention.

Here are some of the many awards that you should consider if you’re championing sustainability in your business:


The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards

Now in its 11th year, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards brings together hundreds of the UK’s top green executives, entrepreneurs, investors, campaigners, and political leaders to showcase the many achievements of the green economy.

Among the 25 categories available are ‘Green Infrastructure Project of the Year‘, ‘Sustainability Executive of the Year‘ and ‘Renewable Energy Project of the Year‘.



The Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards honours those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. They welcome nominations from businesses of all sizes, locations and maturity, and offer increased exposure for the exemplary accomplishments of leaders, initiatives and organisations working to reduce the impact of their business on our environment.

There are 6 categories available including ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year‘, ‘Sustainability Leadership Award‘ and ‘Sustainability Service of the Year‘.



The National Recycling Awards

The National Recycling Awards are highly regarded in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry and further along the supply chain. The awards seek to recognise and reward excellence and inspire others, for the advancement of the sector.

Among the 16 categories available are ‘Recycling Excellence‘, ‘Social Value Initiative‘ and ‘Recycled Product of the Year‘.



The International CSR Excellence Awards

These international awards recognise responsible, caring companies who are in a privileged position to be able to help those who depend on them for their livelihoods, and others less fortunate. They can be a realistic force for good.

The awards recognise a total of 41 different areas of CSR including ‘Fair Trade‘, ‘Sustainability‘, ‘Innovation‘, ‘Ethical Investment‘ and ‘Community Commitment‘.




If you would like to increase your chances of success at any of these awards – or any other upcoming awards – we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

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