Your time to shine: edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards are back with a bang for 2022

After a tough and extraordinary year, the Sustainability Leaders Awards are back, bigger and better than ever – celebrating the incredible people, projects and partnerships that are accelerating climate action and transforming business, for good.

The Sustainability Leaders Awards are scheduled to take place as a live ceremony in London, with all appropriate Covid-19 safety measures and contingency plans in place

The Sustainability Leaders Awards are scheduled to take place as a live ceremony in London, with all appropriate Covid-19 safety measures and contingency plans in place

Now in its 15th year, the world’s largest sustainable business awards scheme champions bold and brilliant climate leadership. From the best net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge product innovations; from creative stakeholder engagement and social sustainability initiatives to the heroes on the ground who are driving positive change.

Entries are now OPEN. The submission deadline for the 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards is Friday 1 October 2021. The Awards is then set to take place as a live ceremony on the night of Wednesday 2 February 2022 at the Park Plaza London, Westminster. 

“We’re incredibly proud of these Awards and excited to be back in person,” said edie's content director Luke Nicholls. “Last year's ceremony was forced online, but with the vaccine rollout on schedule we're optimistic we can reunite in February – with all appropriate safety measures and contingency plans in place, of course.

“Winning an edie Award empowers teams, inspires stakeholders and accelerates sustainable business growth. It’s a unique opportunity to have your achievements recognised and admired by thousands of businesses and climate experts across the world. This is your time to shine!”

Categories & entry

The 2022 Sustainability Leaders Awards are open to organisations of all sizes from across the public and private sectors – from the largest multi-nationals to the smallest micro-organisations. As long as the individual, initiative, project, product or strategy shows real commitment, credibility and concrete results, we want to hear about it.

This year, there are 23 categories to choose from. Sitting alongside well-established favourites – including the all-important Sustainability Leader, of the YearTeam of the Year, and Employee Engagement & Behaviour Change awards – we also have a number of net-zero carbon focused categories, including the Net-Zero Leader of the Year and Net-Zero Carbon Strategy of the Year awards.  

We have also introduced two new categories for 2022. These include the Nature & Biodiversity Project of the Year – celebrating the initiatives which seeks to restore nature and enhance biodiversity; and Partnership and Collaboration of the Year – which shines a light on multi-stakeholder climate action.

All entries must be submitted by the deadline of Friday 1 October 2021.

View the full list of Sustainability Leaders Awards 2022 categories here.

Past winners

Past winners of edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards range from the largest multinationals to the smallest micro-organisations – in 2021, winners included Willmott Dixon, Neighbourly, the Midcounties Co-operative, Polestar and Virgin Media. 

Read the winners’ profiles from last year’s Awards here.

The judges

As always your work will be judged by a diverse panel of sustainability, climate and energy experts, giving you an unmatched chance to have your work seen and admired by the very best. The full list of 2022 Sustainability Leaders Award judges will be revealed in due course.

Sustainability Leaders Forum 2022

edie's annual Awards will once again coincide with our flagship, two-day conference – the Sustainability Leaders Forum – which will take place as a live event on 1-2 February 2022 in London.

Conference and exhibition by day; prestigious awards by night – combined, these two established events offer a unique opportunity to bring together the most forward-thinking businesses and ambitious business professionals looking to move beyond environmental objectives; deliver transformational change in society and create more value within their organisation.

Find our more about the Sustainability Leaders Forum 2022 here.

Make sure you get the recognition you, and your teams, deserve. ENTER THE SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS AWARDS 2022 HERE.

edie staff



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