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About the awards

Awards with heritage, yet always innovating

Organised by specialist sustainability publishing house Faversham House, the awards began life in 2007 and since then the event has continued to grow and expand to include all key aspects of business sustainability.

Now in their 13th year, the awards are held on Wednesday 5 February 2020 at the London Park Plaza, Westminster to coincide with the two-day conference and exhibition, the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum, taking place on the Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 February 2020 at the Business Design Centre, London.

Conference and exhibition by day; prestigious awards by night – combined these two established events offer the 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.

Open to all, large and small

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

What makes a winner?

By embedding sustainability in their operations, business models and products, our winners are in the vanguard of sustainability and are driving demonstrable results through innovation, engagement and a commitment to doing business better.

RSA accreditation

The Sustainability Leaders Awards are included in the highly regarded RSA accreditation scheme - one of only a handful of environmental schemes to be chosen for this honour. This means that award winners have the opportunity to gain further accolades on the international stage, as they are automatically given access to the European Business Awards for the Environment.

Entry deadline: Friday 27 September 2019
Entry fee: £149+VAT
SME of the year entry fee: £100+VAT
Micro-businesses (organisations with 50 employees or less) entry fee: Free - contact carlastaden@fav-house.com for your entry code

About edie

edie is an industry-leading, purpose-driven business media brand that empowers sustainability, energy and environmental professionals of all levels to make business more sustainable through award-winning content and events.

edie's website is a trusted and integral part of the workflow of more than 100,000 sustainability, energy and environmental professionals. The website delivers daily news and commentary, exclusive interviews and research, industry reports and business guides, videos, webinars and podcasts. This content is made available for free through daily and weekly newsletters, and is supported by a unique content distribution hub for product and services suppliers.

edie Live is the only UK event connecting energy, sustainability and resource professionals with the information, ideas and suppliers they need to make their businesses more sustainable. For two days in May at the NEC in Birmingham, edie Live attracts thousands of visitors to meet hundreds of innovative exhibitors and take part in hours of information-packed seminars and networking.

The multi-award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum is edie’s biggest business event of the year, uniting 600+ corporate leaders, sustainability experts, government representatives, investors and NGOs for two days of thought-provoking talks and interactive workshops – all with a laser-like focus on transforming business, for good.

Designed for those leading their company's sustainability strategies and those responsible for implementing them, the Sustainability Leaders Club is an exclusive, member-only programme of free, informal, peer-to-peer networking and events, creating the space for conversation and collaboration amongst senior sustainability professionals in the drive to affect transformation change.

Designed for in-house energy leaders, managers and practitioners the Energy Leaders Club creates the space for new conversations and collaborations, allowing members to share best practice, build knowledge and support one another. The Club aims to spark new ideas and actions among forward-thinking energy specialists, with a focus on energy reduction, security, and minimising carbon emissions.

More than just a list, the edie 30 Under 30 club will provide these rising sustainability stars with an unrivalled opportunity to connect with one another, share ideas, gain valuable recognition and develop their careers throughout the year.


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