A successful entrant will be able to demonstrate that they have practices which promote and support the protection and/or improvement of the environment embedded within their business
Judges will be looking for evidence of continuing waste or emission reduction programmes, employees who embrace consideration for the environment within their daily work, and management support for sustainability initiatives within the business and the wider community.
The judges are looking for evidence of:
- Waste reduction / efficiency: identifiable reductions in business waste sent to landfill and / or increases in waste sent for recycling; increased use of recycled materials within the business; increased use of raw materials from sustainable sources. Reductions in water or energy usage for a given output.
- Emissions reduction: progress towards zero or lower carbon emission operations.
- Innovation: creative ideas for implementing the above and sustainability more generally within the business without impacting on business efficiency or profitability.
- Embedded business narrative: management and employees able to talk about how they have embraced these ideas within their work.