Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020: Winners revealed at glittering ceremony in London
Barry Callebaut, Ikea, P&G and Toast Ale were among the big winners of edie's 2020 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening (5 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 renowned presenter Julia Bradbury, the event was edie’s biggest ever awards in the brand’s history, with 180 finalists shortlisted across 23 categories.
Chocolate manufacturers Barry Callebaut took home two awards including the coveted Business of the Year Award and the Employee Engagement and behaviour change initiative category. Judges praised the firm’s leadership position which has seen the company attempt to promote sustainability across an entire sector.
Elsewhere on the night, Ikea’s Greenwich Store was named as the Building Project of the Year, while The Climate Group scooped the Carbon Reduction Project of the Year for its EV100 initiative.
As for individual awards, Ibstock Brick’s Michael McGowan and the Co-op’s Cathryn Higgs won awards for energy management leadership and sustainability leadership respectively. Elsewhere, the BBC’s Steve Burgess picked up the Rising Star award.
Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020 – The winners
Lifetime Achievement Award – Jonathon Porritt
Building/Infrastructure Project of the Year – IKEA – Greenwich Store
Carbon Reduction Project of the Year – The Climate Group – EV100
Consumer Engagement/Marketing Campaign of the Year – City to Sea – National Refill day
Employee engagement and behaviour change Initiative of the Year – Barry Callebaut – Seeds for Change
Energy Efficiency Project of the Year – Whitbread’s Premier Inn Energy Storage Trial
Social Sustainability & Community Development – Honeywell Hometown Solutions – Safe Water Network Initiative
Supply Chain Excellence – Ella’s Kitchen
Sustainability Reporting & Communications – SIG
Transport/Fleet Management Initiative of the Year – DPD – Road to Zero
Waste and Resource Management Project of the Year – Marston’s and UKWSL
Water Management – The Coca-Cola Foundation working in partnership with WWF UK
Product Innovation of the Year – Powervault
Technological Innovation of the year – Kaluza
Circular Economy Innovation of the Year – P&G HolyGrail 2.0
Consultancy of the Year – Given London
Investor of the Year – CBRE Global Investors
SME of the Year – Toast Ale
Rising Sustainability Star – Steve Burgess – BBC
Team of the Year – Willmott Dixon
Energy Management Leader of the Year – Michael McGowan – Ibstock Brick
Sustainability Leader of the Year – Cathryn Higgs – Co-op
Business of the Year – Barry Callebaut
Congratulations to all of the night’s winners. A Full winners’ report featuring descriptions of every entry will be published on edie shortly…
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