Judges for the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have announced the line-up of finalists after a record year of entries.
CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Rachel Brown says these organisations and individuals are leading the transformation to a more sustainable New Zealand.
“This year we have had the highest number of entries in the 15 years of the Awards, reflecting the growth in sustainability initiatives across New Zealand businesses.
“These Awards recognise outstanding achievement in making New Zealand a more sustainable nation. Over the years we have seen a movement from efficient resource management into real system shifts, responding to critical themes like restoring nature, renewable transport and good food.
“The quality of entries has been extremely high, so making the final round of judging is a considerable achievement.
“The finalists include small businesses, corporates and not for profits, showing that all types of organisations can make a success out of sustainability. Recognising progress is vital, and the Awards are our way of celebrating together.”
Travis Atkinson, Executive General Manager of NZI, the Principal Sponsor of the Awards, says, “We’ve been proud supporters of the Sustainable Business Network and national Awards for the last 10 years.
“As an organisation that provides business insurance for a growing New Zealand, being sustainable is really important to us - it’s fundamental to the way we do business. We’re strong believers in the SBN’s mission to inspire change and we look forward to meeting the new sustainability leaders of 2017.”
The Award winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on 30 November at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront. Tickets are now on sale.
The finalists for the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards are: Sustainability Superstar AwardSponsored by Westpac Geoff Bold, Fisher & Paykel HealthcareBob Burnett, Bob Burnett ArchitectureGary Dalton, Te Whangai TrustJosie Evans, Excelso CoffeeAndrew Fisher, EcoStock Supplies LtdToni Hogg, Green CabsAnton Hutton, Z EnergyIan G. McLean, Toi Ohomai Institute of TechnologyJulia Milne, Common Unity Project AotearoaDee and Steve West, ChargeNet New Zealand Communicating for Change AwardSponsored by Cadence Communications Conscious ConsumersEcotricityGreen CabsMeridian EnergySustainable Winegrowing NZ / NZ Sustainability DashboardSuperhome MovementThe Better NZ TrustTrade MeWasteMINZBayfair Shopping CentreClean EventKiwi Community Assistance Charitable TrustLittle Yellow BirdMy Car Your RentalThankyou PayrollTROW GroupVerisafeWestpac Partnering for Good Award Akina FoundationAuckland Whale & Dolphin SafariBNZ and Good Shepherd NZChargeNet New ZealandDementia Auckland / WestpacFonterra / KickStart Breakfast ProgrammeKiwibank and BanqerMevo LimitedNew Zealand PostSeagull Centre TrustTake My Hands Charitable TrustThree Kings Salvage and Recovery Project Going Circular AwardSponsored by Auckland Council Auckland District Health BoardClearsite Demolition LtdEcoStock Supplies LtdEthiqueGlobal Action Plan OceaniaInnocent PackagingMashbone Dog TreatsReclaimReseneThe FormaryTrademeTROW GroupWishbone Design StudioWoolchemy NZ Ltd Efficiency Champion AwardSponsored by RicohAuckland District Health BoardChristchurch Airport Clearsite Demolition LtdFisher & Paykel HealthcareFoodstuffsKiwi Property GroupT&G Global Smarter Transport AwardSponsored by Opus International Consultants Auckland TransportBoltra LtdChargeNet New ZealandEcotricityFlip the FleetMercuryMevo LimitedNew Zealand PostWaste Management NZ LimitedYourDrive Revolutionising Energy AwardSponsored by EECA BusinessBayfair Shopping CentreChargeNet New ZealandECOLight / Kiwi Property GroupEcoStock Supplies LtdHR Cement LimitedPakaraka PermacultureReid Technology Ltd & TEAM Power LtdVector Transforming Food AwardSponsored by Yealands Family WinesCommon Unity Project AotearoaDung Beetle InnovationsEcoStock Supplies LtdGreen Spot Technologies LtdOtago LocustsPakaraka PermaculturePurebread Restoring Nature AwardSponsored by Department of Conservation Agrissentials NZ LtdAuckland Whale & Dolphin SafariGreen CabsLittle Brown Kiwi New ZealandMaungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) Real JourneysTe Whangai TrustZealandia
| A Sustainable Busness Network release || August 31, 2017 |||