2degrees crowns first Sustainability Champions
2degrees, the online network for sustainability professionals, announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Champions Awards 2013, earlier this week.
The awards selected and voted for by members of the 2degrees community, recognized the best examples of sustainability practice from across a range of sectors, with 34 shortlisted entries challenging for the top prize across 12 categories, from energy management, to buildings and property, to supporting players.
Telefonica O2 UK, SC Johnson and Unilever won in the Internal Engagement, Energy & Carbon Management (long term) and Supply Chain Management categories respectively. Molson Coors Brewing Company came top in Water Management for its water stewardship work, while the Pop-Up-Foundation waved the flag for small business enterprises in Solution of the Year, for their initiative to design and develop sustainable solutions for our urban world.
In people categories rewarding exceptional work behind-the-scenes, Daniella Vega from Sky was voted the Sustainability Champion of the Year and Lucy Findlay from Social Enterprise Mark Company recognized as the Supporting Player of the Year.
Martin Chilcott, founder and ceo of 2degrees said: “From projects being published on 2degrees, to a unique judging process entirely based on votes from peers, to the ceremony itself – the awards encouraged and realized a plethora of creative stakeholder engagement opportunities for nominees’ success stories. Overall, we were overwhelmed by the sheer quality and number of entries that came through”.
All the 2013 winners are listed here.