Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Shortlist of finalists revealed

The Sustainability Leaders Awards ceremony will take place on the evening of 5 February 2020 at the Park Plaza London Westminster

Now in their 13th year, the Sustainability Leaders Awards recognise and reward changemakers within business. From the best efficiency programmes through to product innovations; from stakeholder engagement and social sustainability schemes through to the individual energy and sustainability leaders who are making change happen. 

Our panel of 18 independent expert judges met for a full day of judging where they whittled down more than 300 entries to a shortlist of 180 finalists across 22 categories. This includes a number of new categories that were added this year to widen the scope of the awards – including Investor of the Year and SME of the Year.

Delegates can celebrate the Awards in style, with Showtime Photo Booth providing the means to capture your celebrations at the click of a button.

The Awards ceremony, which will reveal our winners, takes place at Park Plaza London Westminster on Wednesday 5 February 2020. It is highly recommended that you book your place at the Awards before the early-bird booking rate expires on 6 December (premium tables are limited).

Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: The finalists

Building/Infrastructure Project of the Year

  • Arlington Energy – Greenfield Road
  • Canary Wharf Group – Southbank Place
  • Gilbert-Ash – Cambridge Mosque
  • IKEA – Greenwich Store
  • Skanska and The Crown Estate – The Marq
  • Sonae – Business Park & Tech Hub
  • Tideway – Thames Tideway Tunnel
  • Wirsol Energy – Cleve Hill Solar Park

Business of the Year

  • Barry Callebaut
  • GRIDSERVE Sustainable Energy
  • Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
  • Kingspan Insulated Panels
  • Landsec
  • Thai Union

Carbon Reduction Project of the Year

  • Croda International
  • DPD
  • Drax
  • Mitie
  • Multiplex Europe
  • S&C South Alliance
  • The Climate Group – EV100
  • University Hospital Ayr
  • Willmott Dixon

Circular Economy Innovation of the Year

  • Aceleron
  • Cisco Systems
  • MWH Treatment – SMBJV
  • P&G
  • Searious Business
  • Tarkett
  • TerraCycle/Loop
  • The Alternative Pallet Company
  • Unilever
  • World of Books Group

Consultancy of the Year

  • Anthesis Group
  • Bioregional
  • Carbon Intelligence 
  • Ecuity Consulting
  • Energise
  • Given London
  • JLL Upstream Sustainability Services
  • Longevity Partners
  • Route2

Consumer Engagement/Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Barley Communications and Hubbub – Leeds By Example
  • Barnardo’s – Summer Fashion for Every Occasion
  • Canary Wharf Group – Breaking the Plastic Habit
  • City to Sea – National Refill day
  • Dubai Electricity & Water Authority – Conservation Award for a Sustainable Future
  • Ella’s Kitchen – Become an EllaCycle Superhero!
  • Greenredeem & Wokingham Borough Council – Making food waste more rewarding
  • L’Oreal – Recycle Plastic To Make Your School Fantastic
  • The Body Shop – Community Trade Recycle Plastic
  • Royal Society of Chemistry and Weber Shandwick – Precious Elements: International Year of the Periodic Table

Employee engagement and behaviour change Initiative of the Year

  • Barry Callebaut – Seeds for Change
  • Investec & Hubbub Enterprise – Investec’s Team Green
  • KPMG – Waste In Our Time/ Blue Planet II Employee Events
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – Greening Healthcare in Manchester
  • National Grid – Save Evie’s Whale
  • Sonae – Corporate responsibility actions against fires in Portugal
  • WWF and Silverback Films – Our Planet: Our Business

Energy Efficiency Project of the Year

  • BiU and Direct Line Group
  • Clear Channel
  • En+ Group
  • Ibstock Brick
  • Marble Power working with Liberty Aluminium
  • Whitbread – Premier Inn

Energy Management Leader of the Year

  • Rustin Cooper – Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Coopertec
  • Karla Hill – ClientEarth
  • Pavan Juttla – Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Michael McGowan – Ibstock Brick

Investor of the Year

  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Cyan Finance
  • Salix Finance

Product Innovation of the Year

  • Air Protein
  • AJC Trailers
  • Aquapak Polymers
  • Beattie Passive
  • Bowman Power Group
  • Continental and Kordsa
  • Garçon Wines
  • Powervault
  • Propelair
  • Rosh Engineering

Rising Sustainability Star

  • George Barnes – JRP Solutions
  • Steve Burgess – BBC
  • Eleanor King – AECOM
  • Joanna Leyden – ISS Facility Services
  • Kaushal Shah – envoPAP
  • Emma Sheron – RELX
  • Aleksandra Smith-Kozlowska – JLL Upstream Sustainability Services

SME of the year

  • JPA Furniture
  • Pure Planet
  • SunGift Energy
  • The Exterminators (PVT)
  • Toast Ale
  • Wills Bros Civil Engineering

Social Sustainability & Community Development

  • Anglian Water Services
  • Boreal Light
  • City Harvest London
  • Honeywell Hometown Solutions – Safe Water Network initiative
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Maybank – Women Eco-Weavers programme
  • NHS Property Services
  • OVO Energy
  • The Body Shop
  • Virgin Media

Supply Chain Excellence

  • DEFRA – e- Sustainability Alliance
  • Ella’s Kitchen
  • General Mills
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Innovation Gateway
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure
  • Penguin Random House
  • Sky

Sustainability Leader of the Year

  • Jim Brisby – Cranswick
  • Martin Gettings – Canary Wharf Group
  • Emma Harvey – Virgin Atlantic
  • Cathryn Higgs – Co-op
  • Simone Hindmarch – Commercial
  • Robert Spencer – AECOM
  • Louise Townsend – Morgan Sindall Construction
  • José Villalón – Nutreco
  • Richard Walker – Iceland Foods
  • Kate Weinberg – OVO Energy

Sustainability Reporting & Communications

  • ArcelorMittal supported by FalconWindsor
  • Arm
  • Bakkafrost
  • Co-op
  • Shell
  • SIG
  • Smurfit Kappa and Emperor
  • Tupras (Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation)
  • Ulker Biskuvi San. ve Tic. A.S. and Pladis
  • VEON Group

Team of the Year

  • Canary Wharf Group and Veris Strategies
  • Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
  • Eddington, North West Cambridge Development
  • Ella’s Kitchen
  • EO Charging
  • Iceland Foods
  • M&S
  • Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Thai Union
  • Willmott Dixon

Technological Innovation of the Year

  • Acclaro Advisory
  • Connected Kerb
  • GridBeyond
  • IES
  • Kaluza
  • Lorax Compliance
  • Outram Research
  • Reconomy
  • Renewable Exchange
  • Syzygy Consulting

Transport/Fleet Management Initiative of the Year

  • DPD – Road to Zero
  • Responsible Travel – Fly Less Campaign
  • The Climate Group – EV100
  • Ulker Biskuvi San. ve Tic. A.S. – Excellence in Supply Chain
  • Zedify – Better Deliveries for Better Cities

Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year

  • Aurelius Environmental
  • Azzurri Restaurants Ltd and with UKWSL
  • Calik Denim
  • JPA Furniture
  • Lands End Cottage
  • LeanPath
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Marston’s and UKWSL
  • Cranswick – Food Waste Warrior Programme

Water Management

  • Coca-Cola Great Britain and WWF UK
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • NHS Highland
  • TUPRAS – Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation
  • Ulker Biskuvi San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
  • Wiser Wash Konfeksiyon Tekstil Sanayi Dis Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
  • WRAP, Rivers Trust, WWF and BITC

Commenting on the shortlist announcement, edie’s content director Luke Nicholls said: “The past year has shown us numerous examples of organisations going to great lengths to drive the green industrial revolution, not just from within their own operations but also through new collaborations and sector-wide commitments.

“Nowhere is this revolutionary ethos more evident than on the shortlist of edie’s 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards. All of this year’s finalists have shifted from talking about ambitious sustainability initiatives to delivering them at scale and at pace. And in many cases, they’re already seeing a huge return on investment.

“On behalf of the entire edie team, I would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists – we look forward to celebrating with you on 5 February 2020 at the Park Plaza London Westminster.”

BOOK YOUR TABLE at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020

From single places for the drinks reception and dinner through to a full VIP front-row experience complete with a magnum of Champagne – there are a variety of options to choose from to ensure you are able to celebrate with the very best of sustainable business at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.

Our glittering Awards ceremony takes place at Park Plaza London Westminster on Wednesday 5 February 2020, and will include drinks receptions, guest speakers, dinner and a wide selection of entertainment. Avoid disappointment by booking now to guarantee the tickets you want. All bookings made before 6 December also qualify for a discounted rate for our ‘silver’ and ‘gold’ tables. 


edie staff

Comments (1)

  1. Roland Gilmore says:

    What on earth is Tideway doing on your list? The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the opposite of sustainable! It represents over 1 million tonnes of CO2e and will require the output of a power station to operate the pumps every year.

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