Professional sustainability network, 2degrees, announces shortlist for new awards

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Photo challenge: potato supplier Branston's entry

Photo challenge: potato supplier Branston’s entry

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.