Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London
Ikea, Landsec, Heathrow Airport and PepsiCo were among the big winners of edie's 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening (6 February).
The great and the good of sustainable business descended upon the Park Plaza Westminster for last night's Awards which celebrated excellence from across the green economy and highlighted how organisations are making sustainability 'Mission Possible'.
Hosted by Winterwatch presenter Michaela Strachan and featuring entertainment from Sara Pascoe, the event was edie's biggest ever awards in the brand's 20-year history, with 131 finalists shortlisted across 21 categories.
Proceedings began with a rousing opening address from former Unilever chief executive Paul Polman, who was the recipient of edie's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.
Honoured to receive @edie Lifetime Achievement Award at #edieawards19. I believe we can all make a positive difference, particularly when we do it together – so thank you to everyone working to advance the sustainability agenda, it has never been more important. https://t.co/3LVhMSMaOH— Paul Polman (@PaulPolman) February 6, 2019
Heathrow Airport took home the coveted Mission Possible Sustainable Business of the Year award, with judges praising the firm's industry-leading approach that had cemented sustainability as a crucial topic across the organisation.
Norwich City Council, meanwhile, took home the Carbon Reduction award; Construction firm Tideway claimed the Mission Possible Mobility accolade; and JPA Furniture won the new Social Sustainability & Community Development award.
As for the individual awards, Unite Students’ James Tiernan took home the Energy Management Leader of the Year Award; Janice Lao of The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels won the Sustainability Leader of the Year Award, and Charlie Jardine of EO Charging won the inaugural Rising Sustainability Star Award.
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019 - The winners
Lifetime Achievement Award - Paul Polman
Mission Possible: Sustainable Business of the Year - Heathrow Airport
Energy Management Leader of the Year - James Tiernan, Unite Students (HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lara Young, Costain)
Sustainability Leader of the Year - Janice Lao, The Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels
Rising Sustainability Star - Charlie Jardine, EO Charging (HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pavan Juttla, Multiplex Construction Europe)
Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change - ScottishPower
Team of the Year - innocent
Sustainable Supply Chains - Thai Union, WWF
Energy Efficiency - Ibstock Brick
Waste Management & Resource Efficiency - Canary Wharf Group
Circular Economy Innovation of the Year - Yellow Octopus Fashion
CSR Engagement/Marketing Campaign of the Year - Ikea
Social Sustainability & Community Development - JPA Furniture
Carbon Reduction - Norwich City Council
Water Management - Adnams
Low-carbon Product Innovation of the Year - Mitsubishi Electric
Mission Possible: Mobility - Tideway
Mission Possible: The Built Environment - Landsec
Sustainability Product Innovation of the Year - Nutreco and Skretting
Sustainability Reporting & Communications - PepsiCo and MerchantCantos
Consultancy of the Year - Forster Communications
Congratulations to all of the night's winners. A Full winners' report featuring descriptions of every entry will be published on edie shortly...
CONGRATULATIONS to our Sustainability Leaders Awards 2019 winners! 🏆🌎— edie.net (@edie) February 7, 2019
View the full list of #edieAwards19 winners from last night's ceremony: https://t.co/OMhOSvyQ75#MissionPossible pic.twitter.com/XROs7VNiAU