Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards

The Sunday Times announced on a new green biz competition: The Sunday Times Best Green Companies 2008.

Actually it's a celebration of greenness no less than it is a competition, as the newspaper explains: "We are seeking entries for the inaugural Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards – a project designed to encourage, acknowledge and publicise businesses and other organisations, which are striving to improve their environmental performance."

The Sunday Times works together with the leading environmental consultancy
Bureau Veritas and data analysts Munro Global in this competition. They developed measures of environmental performance that will be incorporated in a two-part assessment: company survey (70% of the score) and employee survey (30% of the score).

There are five competitions within the overall contest in accordance that vary by size and environmental impact - from large companies of more than 5,000 employees and mid-sized companies of 250-4,999 employees, operating in high environmental impact sectors to Small companies operating in low impact sectors.

The winners will earn not only the prestige of best green companies, but also will be profiled in a dedicated Sunday Times supplement, which will be distributed with 1.3m copies of the paper in the spring next year, and their achievement will also be marked at an awards event.

This is very exciting news to all the green companies out there that fit into one of the 5 categories of the competition (unfortunately,
Eco-Libris is too small for this competition..). Anyone can nominate a company, whether she or he works in this company or not. Just take into consideration that there are some costs involved (500 GBP to 1500 GBP in accordance with the company's size).

Entries are invited NOW. Registration will remain open until February 29. Further information can be found on
the Sunday Times Best Green Companies 2008 page.

Good luck to all the green nominees!
Raz @ Eco-Libris

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