Every year Sustainability Leadership hosts a recognition ceremony to celebrate the annual progress made towards more sustainable practices by our members. These awards are presented to members who have met our criteria for initiatives/programs that have a significant impact on social, environmental or economic sustainability, and comprehensive sustainability reporting. We invited sustainability professionals to act as our third-party judging panel to evaluate and provide feedback to our members regarding the successes and potential improvements of their initiative, program and/or report (to learn more about our judging panel see Acknowledgements page).
The Social Initiative award recognises a Member who has implemented an initiative that has a significant impact on people, whether within the company or in the community, in 2022.
Examples include: human resource policies, community relations and volunteer work. Click here to view our 2021 Social Initiative winner.
The Economic Initiative award recognises a member who has implemented an initiative that has a significant impact on economic sustainability, local development or corporate governance within the organisation or the region in 2022.
Examples include: local job creation, local procurement and local skill building & training. Click here to view our 2021 Economic Initiative winner.
The Environmental Initiative award recognises a Member who has implemented an initiative that has a significant impact on the environment in 2022.
Examples Include: reducing carbon outputs, reducing consumption, increasing biodiversity, and waste diversion. Click here to view our 2021 Environmental Initiative winner.
The Best Sustainability Report award recognises the sustainability report that best meets the criteria set out by the Global Reporting Initiative for effective sustainability reporting.
This framework creates a consistent experience for users to understand what is being reported, why those topics were chosen and how they were measured. It also tells the story of what happened, where a business currently stands and how they plan to address the impacts going forward.
Click here to view our 2021 Best Sustainability Report winner.
This award recognizes Members who have incorporated a holistic, triple bottom-line approach to their overall business – from overall strategy to day-to-day implementation.
The Criteria for this award is as follows: