Professional network of sustainability professionals, 2degrees, has announced the shortlist for its inaugural Sustainability Champions Awards 2013.
It shortlist includes a broad range of organisations both large and small, recognising innovation, best practice and outstanding contributions.
Martin Chilcott, CEO of 2degrees, said: “Unlike other awards that are judged by a guest panel, the Sustainability Champions Awards are selected and voted for by members of 2degrees community. This peer-to-peer voting enables shortlisted businesses to be recognised directly by their industry peers, which adds an additional kudos for driving initiatives that are making a real difference.”
Initiatives range from brewer Molson measuring its ‘beer print’ to Stewarts of Tayside transforming waste management. Marks & Spencer and The Co-operative are among those competing for the greenest building or property project. There are 12 categories in the awards with Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and David Attenborough battling it out to be named as Personality of the Year for their sustainability initiatives.
The awards categories include:
- Green Building / Property Project
- Energy & Carbon Management (Long Term)
- Energy & Carbon Management (Short Term)
- External Communications Campaign
- Internal Engagement
- Supply Chain Management
- Waste & Resource Management
- Water Management
- Supporting Player of the Year
- Solution of the Year
- Sustainability Champion of the Year
- Personality of the Year
As part of the 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards, all of this year’s nominees received an inflatable trophy and were challenged to take a photo of it with their team in the most creative, unusual or downright weird place that came to mind. And they did not disappoint.