External Partnership Award Winner

AB InBev & 100+ Accelerator

Entry Overview

AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator provides comprehensive support and funding to innovative sustainability startups as they look to scale up their technology to address the world’s social and environmental challenges. Now in partnership with Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive and Unilever, the programme has invested over $10m implementing 70 pilot projects in more than 30 countries, focusing on a host of sustainability topics ranging from water stewardship to smart agriculture and diversity & inclusion. Successes to date include the collection of more than 1,000 tons of glass waste in Brazil, the introduction of returnable packaging in the United States and recycled EV batteries in China. Judges were impressed by the accelerator’s collaborative approach and ambitious commitment to driving far-reaching impact.

Entry Overview

Schneider Electric’s dedicated Procurement Sustainability team has taken huge steps to promote sustainability in the supply chain, with efforts to decarbonise its top 1,000 suppliers and improve the circularity of its products through the use of more recycled materials in its products and packaging. Through 580 supplier audits, the team has also rooted out thousands of instances of safety and labour/human rights non-compliance – improving the working conditions of more than 185,000 supplier employees. Judges were impressed by the scale of Schneider’s ambitions, the resources dedicated to achieving them and its impressive rate of progress.

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What Our Judges Say About Us

An outstanding submission that clearly articulated the aims and objectives of CBRE’s supplier diversity programme including impactful examples of successes and testimonials from suppliers. The judges commented on the very strong results, the growth of their D&I spend and their commitment driving the awareness across the organization.

Judges' feedback

2022 Hall of Fame

Schneider Electric

Sustainable Supply Chain Award


Profit With Purpose Award

Paul Gleeson, Aurecon

CSO of the Year


Carbon Reduction Award


Circular Economy Award


Amazon Business Sustainable Team Award


Sustainability Excellence Award

Pivot Bio

Sustainable Technology Award

Steve Evans, Smithfield Foods

Future Leader Award

AB InBev & 100+ Accelerator

External Partnership Award


Diversity & Inclusion Award

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