Green Business Awards 2009: Annual Report

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Green Business Awards 2009: Annual Report


In the same spirit of transparency that we ask of entrants to the Green Business Awards, we are pleased to report on submission and judging procedures this year. The scheme made important advances. Key elements are outlined below.

AIMS

The aims of the Green Business Awards remain to discover and recognise the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by business in the UK for achieving environmental sustainability, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and implementing green business practices.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The award categories have been revised to focus on distinct types of environmental effort and achievement. Categories were grouped in three sections, focusing on different aspects of carbon management, environmental management, and green business.

JUDGING CRITERIA AND ENTRY FORMS

Standard judging criteria covering issues such as innovation and evidence of substantive benefits were supplemented by new criteria specific to each award category. Entry forms were strengthened to explore 'key performance indicators' and pull in more quantitative information in formats that might enable objective comparison between entrants.

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

A number of technical partners contributed to the development of entry forms for particular categories. We would like to thank technical experts at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the Carbon Trust, the Centre for Sustainable Design, the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply, the Environment Agency of England and Wales, the European Supply Chain Institute, Futerra Sustainability Communications, the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers, the Institute of Car Fleet Management, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, the Institute of Travel and Meetings, Johnson & Johnson, the Marketing Society, Schneider Electric, the United States Green Building Council, the University of Edinburgh, Vipre, and the Waste and Resources Action Programme.

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