The only sustainable business awards voted entirely by industry peers, the 2degrees Champions Awards are the ultimate recognition for individuals and companies using innovation to push the boundaries of sustainable business.
Last year’s winners included a range of start-ups, SMEs and FTSE-listed businesses including Unilever, The Co-operative Group, Sky, O2 and SC Johnson.
On being voted a winner in 2013, Sky’s Daniella Vega said: “In many ways it’s a lot more powerful and humbling than being selected by a group of judges. There’s something very healthy about being scrutinized by your peers.”
But perhaps what makes the 2degrees Champions Awards so different to the multitude of other awards schemes out there is the power it holds as a stakeholder engagement tool. And not just for those companies who win, but for all those who even enter.
From asking your employees to vote or, like O2, bringing your commercial teams to the ceremony, the 2degrees Champions Awards is “actually an engagement tool in its own right. Even if you’re not a winner,” says O2’s Katie Hyson, “you can drive the enthusiasm and interest in that particular project.”
What’s clear is that the 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards is an awards scheme like no other in that, from a stakeholder engagement stance, at least, they create many winners before a vote has even been counted.
Entries for the 2degrees Champions Awards are being accepted until midnight on February 14, 2014.
This article was sponsored by 2degrees