Entry-level hit an all-time high this year, with more entries from more unique organisations than in any year since the awards began. This year’s list includes multi-national corporations, retailers, manufacturers, luxury brands, SMEs, public sector organisations, Universities and more, all with one thing in common – they have demonstrated true leadership and innovation and are making genuine progress in embedding sustainability throughout their operations.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and dinner on November 21st across the 15 categories, including the IEMA Graduate of the Year Award. With the exception of the Sustainability Leader: Consultancy award, all of the categories below are judged by our esteemed and prestigious panel, chaired by Environment Agency chairman Lord Chris Smith.

The shortlist and winner of the consultancy category is determined by a piece of third-party research commissioned by edie and conducted by market research specialists Accent – the sponsor of this category. More than 600 consultancy customers were surveyed about their experience of consultancy procurement over the past 12 months and were asked to vote for and rank their top consultancies. It means that this category is the only award that is voted for by the customer.

The 2013 shortlist is as follows:

Carbon Management
Carbon Clear with Japan Tobacco International
Forest Carbon
SC Johnson
Schneider Electric

Energy Efficiency
Akzo Nobel
Dawn Meats
SC Johnson

Stakeholder Engagement: Internal Operations
Heathrow Airport
Premier Foods
Spirit Pub Company
University of Leeds
Scotia Gas Networks

Stakeholder Engagement: Supply Chain
Action Sustainability
Dairy Crest
First Milk
Marks & Spencer

Sustainability Leader (Person)
Claude Perras, London Mining
Inder Poonaji, Nestle
Matt Winterburn, Carlsberg
Mike Putnam, Skanska
Peter Laybourn, International Synergies
Tim Haywood, Interserve

Sustainability Product Innovation
Bag Re:Born
Cynar End-of-Life Plastic to Diesel
Hanson Ecoplus Concrete
Iceotope liquid cooling solution
Samsung Electronics EcoBubble washing machine
UPM BioVerno renewable transport diesel

Sustainability Innovation: Systems & Software
ACO Technologies StormBrixx
E-fficient Energy eVO+R technology
Lafarge Tarmac Efficient Building System tools
Schneider Electric StuxureWare
Sefaira building design software
Siemens Smart Multi-Dwelling Unit Solution

Sustainability Reporting
Coca Cola Enterprises
Co-operative Group
Lloyds Banking Group
Tiffany & Co

Sustainable Building
URS for Brent Civic Centre
Heathrow Airport
Larkfleet PassiveHouse
Parsons Brinckerhoff for Kirklees College
UK Energy Partners
AECOM for the Energy Technologies Building, University of Nottingham

Sustainable Transport & Logistics
5PL Ltd
Arla Foods
FedEx Express
Telefonica UK with Global Action Plan

Waste & Resource Management
Akzo Nobel
Sita UK
Somerset Waste Partnership with M&S
Southern Railway
Virgin Media

Waste & Resource Management: Food & Drink
Coca Cola Enterprises
Co-operative Group
Kelly’s of Cornwall
Premier Foods
Woolworths SA

Water Management
Coca Cola Enterprises
Northumbrian Water
Sainsbury’s with Waterscan
Thames Water
Berendsen UK
University of Liverpool with ADSM

Sustainability Leader: Consultancy

A huge congratulations to this year’s shortlist and the team here is really looking forward to celebrating with everyone at the awards event on November 21st!

Join us for a night of networking, innovation and rewarding excellence at the Sustainability Leaders gala dinner and ceremony. Taking place on November 21st at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, the black tie event is a must-attend for sustainability professionals. Celebrate the leaders who are making a difference by booking your place today, and take advantage of our early booking rate.

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