The Benchmark for Sustainable Impact

Shortlist Announced

19 June 2024

Celebration Date

24 October 2024

Location

The Garden of Amsterdam

World Sustainability Awards

Committing to progress in corporate sustainability requires a passion for change and resilience in order to succeed.

Businesses are having a powerful impact on improving sustainability in many ways, from the role their ESG campaigns are playing in raising sustainability awareness, to how they are designing their products and services to benefit both people and the planet.

We are striving to continue this momentum with the 2024 World Sustainability Awards spotlighting the outstanding organisations, leaders and their teams who are driving change and helping to build a better future.

Shortlist Revealed

Click on the category to reveal the finalists who will be celebrated live on 24 October at The Garden of Amsterdam

Carbon Reduction Award​

Partnered By

Recognising an organisation that is significantly reducing greenhouses gas emissions in its operations and value chain

Companies across the world are committing to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ensuring global warming is kept to below 1.5°C. Leaders in this space are translating this intent into action, making fast progress to reduce their CO2 footprint – both in their direct operations and the wider value chain.

CO2 reductions include all three scopes of the business’s footprint:

  • Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy.
  • Scope 3: Emissions in the wider value chain, including downstream in consumer use and upstream in the supply chain.

Shortlist

  • Bayer
  • Coca Cola Europacific Partners
  • DuPont
  • HEINEKEN
  • Klüber Lubrication
  • Outokumpu
  • Safaricom
  • Trane Technologies

Sustainable Supply Chain Award

Partnered By

Showcasing a company that demonstrates collaboration and innovation in addressing ESG issues in the supply chain

Supply chains account for a large proportion of many organisations’ environmental and social footprint. Addressing these impacts is a challenge for every business, with the size and complexity of modern-day supply chains making progress slow. This category recognises teams that are adopting innovative methods to identify ESG issues in their supply chains and are working collaboratively with suppliers to effect change.

Shortlist

  • Bayer
  • CBRE
  • HEINEKEN
  • INNIO Group
  • Intuit
  • Lonza Group
  • Nestlé
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Telia Company
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Unilever

Sustainable Technology Provider of the Year Award

Recognising a technology provider that is having a transformative impact on the environment or society

Technology plays a crucial role in sustainability. Whether by reducing CO2 levels in the manufacturing process or gaining better visibility of supplier impacts, businesses cannot progress the ESG agenda without technological support. This category recognises technology providers that are helping accelerate corporate environmental or social performance through their solutions.

Shortlist

  • Ambipar
  • Bleckmann
  • CiCLO Technology
  • LanzaJet
  • Melodea
  • Novelis
  • SEAQUAL INITIATIVE
  • Trane Technologies

Social Impact Award

Recognising organisations that are transforming people’s lives through how they do business

Companies can have a positive impact on how society functions. Whether by developing social initiatives through their core operations, the goods and services they provide, or throughout their supply chains, businesses have a far-reaching capacity to influence people’s lives. This category recognises an organisation that can demonstrate a positive impact on society through the way in which they do business.

Shortlist

  • Australian Spatial Analytics
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • GAF
  • IHS Towers (Nigeria) – Project Clinic Without Walls
  • Internet Para Todos
  • Mars – Managing human rights risks in the palm oil supply chain
  • Mega Gas Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Pantaleon Group
  • Project Surya
  • Siemens
  • Waste to Wonder

Eco Design Award

Celebrating a newly launched product or service with sustainable design principles at its core

Both people and the planet benefit from products and services that are designed with sustainability in mind. Whether by encouraging efficiency, durability or reusability, leaders in this category are leveraging sustainability in design to improve ESG conditions across their end-to-end value chains. This award recognises one such product or service launched over the past 12 months.

Shortlist

  • Airbus Defence and Space – Zephyr: The fully solar-powered Unmanned Air System by AALTO
  • Airbus Defence and Space – Direct air capture technology
  • Fisker
  • HH Global – Conscious creative program
  • Kontoor Brands
  • Pregis
  • The AZEK Company
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Uncaged Innovations
  • Upfield
  • Uponor

Biodiversity Award

Recognising organisations that are going above and beyond to preserve the natural environment

Every business has a biodiversity footprint. Whether by disturbing local species, contributing to deforestation or overusing natural resources, the World Economic Forum predicts that businesses’ impact on nature could impact more than half of global GDP. This category recognises a business that is mitigating this impact and taking tangible steps to protect biodiversity.

Shortlist

  • Cemex
  • Fresh Del Monte
  • Haldia Energy Limited
  • IBM
  • Maynilad Water Services
  • Suzano
  • The Inga Foundation

Communications Campaign Award

Recognising a campaign that is delivering environmental or social impact and influencing positive change

ESG campaigns play a critical role in improving sustainability. Whether by raising awareness, promoting positive change or encouraging a shift in behaviour, leaders in this category are demonstrating the powerful impact of communications in improving sustainability.

Shortlist

  • DBS Bank
  • Eastman
  • Grupo Ageas Portugal
  • Naturgy
  • Satlink

Sustainability Excellence Award

Recognising the organisation leading the way in environmental and social sustainability

From an organisation’s environmental footprint to how it addresses social conditions, as well as racial and gender equality, how “sustainable” a business is can be determined by multiple indicators. Leading companies are making progress across the spectrum, systematically changing the way they operate to reduce their impact on the planet, foster inclusion and diversity, and improve the livelihoods of those affected by their business.

Shortlist

  • Ayana Renewable Power
  • E Ink
  • Electrolux Group
  • Genesys
  • Pentair
  • Schneider Electric
  • Talawakelle Tea Estates
  • TELUS
  • Ülker Bisküvi
  • Ultra Music Festival

Sustainability Team Award

Showcasing a sustainability team that shares a clear purpose, drives progress, and effects change

The sustainability function is critical in modern business. To achieve their ESG targets and grow sustainably, businesses now look to their sustainability teams to lead the way. This category recognises the team that works collaboratively towards a shared sustainability purpose. This team will demonstrate initiative, creativity, and resilience to effect change in their organisation and improve ESG conditions.

Shortlist

  • AIA Group
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • Genesys
  • HEINEKEN
  • Henkel
  • Intuit
  • Lonza Group
  • Merck KGaA
  • MSD
  • Scala Data Centers

Sustainability Leader of the Year Award

Celebrating the senior-most sustainability leader who empowers their team, inspires progress and focuses on delivering sustainable growth

Sustainability leaders are changing how modern businesses operate. By implementing new ways of working, building teams and inspiring those around them, they are leading the way to a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Leader of the Year Award is open to Chief Sustainability Officers or the senior-most ESG executive within the organisation.

Shortlist

  • Amita Chaudhury, AIA Group
  • Andrew Savage, Lime
  • Bridgette McAdoo, Genesys
  • Hervé Le Faou, HEINEKEN
  • Kabir Mulchandani, FIVE
  • Lisa Larroque Alexander, Sempra
  • Scott Tew, Trane Technologies
  • Stijn Billiet, MCC

Future Leader Award

Highlighting an individual to watch for the future – a high performer who is passionate about the environment and social justice, and set to have a lasting impact on sustainability

Recognising and developing future leaders is crucial to ensuring a more sustainable way of conducting business. These are the individuals at the earlier stages of their career who will transform the way in which companies approach environmental and social issues, paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

Shortlist

  • Alberto Maynez Gutierrez, HEINEKEN
  • Chris Low, Haleon
  • Dorothea Duenow, UL Solutions
  • Emin Guluyev, Vodafone
  • Pia Schwanenberg, Forto
  • Richa Desai, Graham Packaging
  • Sabina Mihailescu, ÎntreVecini
  • Toufica Ahmed Tumpa, Bayer
  • VK Bindlish, Jindal Stainless

Sustainable Finance Initiative Award

Recognising a company that has integrated ESG principles into its finance and investment strategies

ESG principles are increasingly being integrated into businesses’ financial strategies. Whether by aligning ESG disclosures with financial disclosures, investing in sustainable businesses or deploying ESG investment for positive outcomes, finance programmes can play an essential role in furthering the sustainability agenda.

Shortlist

  • Coca Cola Europacific Partners
  • Novolex
  • Scala Data Centers
  • Seventh Generation
  • TELUS

External Collaboration Award

Showcasing a collaboration between two organisations that is having a positive and lasting impact on sustainability

Organisations cannot address sustainability conditions across their value chains alone. To make progress, businesses must partner with a range of external stakeholders – from consumers to suppliers, to local governments and NGOs. This award recognises one such collaboration and its positive impact on sustainability.

Shortlist

  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Clarios Foundation
  • COMSOL
  • HEINEKEN – Einride Collaboration
  • HEINEKEN – TRANSITIONS regenerative farming
  • Sanofi Consumer Healthcare & HH Global
  • Hilton Supply Management
  • IHS Towers (Nigeria)
  • TELUS
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
Carbon Reduction Award

Carbon Reduction Award​

Partnered By

Recognising an organisation that is significantly reducing greenhouses gas emissions in its operations and value chain

Companies across the world are committing to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ensuring global warming is kept to below 1.5°C. Leaders in this space are translating this intent into action, making fast progress to reduce their CO2 footprint – both in their direct operations and the wider value chain.

CO2 reductions include all three scopes of the business’s footprint:

  • Scope 1: Direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2: Indirect emissions from purchased energy.
  • Scope 3: Emissions in the wider value chain, including downstream in consumer use and upstream in the supply chain.

Shortlist

  • Bayer
  • Coca Cola Europacific Partners
  • DuPont
  • HEINEKEN
  • Klüber Lubrication
  • Outokumpu
  • Safaricom
  • Trane Technologies
Sustainable Supply Chain Award

Sustainable Supply Chain Award

Partnered By

Showcasing a company that demonstrates collaboration and innovation in addressing ESG issues in the supply chain

Supply chains account for a large proportion of many organisations’ environmental and social footprint. Addressing these impacts is a challenge for every business, with the size and complexity of modern-day supply chains making progress slow. This category recognises teams that are adopting innovative methods to identify ESG issues in their supply chains and are working collaboratively with suppliers to effect change.

Shortlist

  • Bayer
  • CBRE
  • HEINEKEN
  • INNIO Group
  • Intuit
  • Lonza Group
  • Nestlé
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Telia Company
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Unilever
Sustainable Technology Provider of the Year Award

Sustainable Technology Provider of the Year Award

Recognising a technology provider that is having a transformative impact on the environment or society

Technology plays a crucial role in sustainability. Whether by reducing CO2 levels in the manufacturing process or gaining better visibility of supplier impacts, businesses cannot progress the ESG agenda without technological support. This category recognises technology providers that are helping accelerate corporate environmental or social performance through their solutions.

Shortlist

  • Ambipar
  • Bleckmann
  • CiCLO Technology
  • LanzaJet
  • Melodea
  • Novelis
  • SEAQUAL INITIATIVE
  • Trane Technologies
Social Impact Award

Social Impact Award

Recognising organisations that are transforming people’s lives through how they do business

Companies can have a positive impact on how society functions. Whether by developing social initiatives through their core operations, the goods and services they provide, or throughout their supply chains, businesses have a far-reaching capacity to influence people’s lives. This category recognises an organisation that can demonstrate a positive impact on society through the way in which they do business.

Shortlist

  • Australian Spatial Analytics
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • GAF
  • IHS Towers (Nigeria) – Project Clinic Without Walls
  • Internet Para Todos
  • Mars – Managing human rights risks in the palm oil supply chain
  • Mega Gas Alternative Energy Enterprise
  • Pantaleon Group
  • Project Surya
  • Siemens
  • Waste to Wonder
Eco Design Award

Eco Design Award

Celebrating a newly launched product or service with sustainable design principles at its core

Both people and the planet benefit from products and services that are designed with sustainability in mind. Whether by encouraging efficiency, durability or reusability, leaders in this category are leveraging sustainability in design to improve ESG conditions across their end-to-end value chains. This award recognises one such product or service launched over the past 12 months.

Shortlist

  • Airbus Defence and Space – Zephyr: The fully solar-powered Unmanned Air System by AALTO
  • Airbus Defence and Space – Direct air capture technology
  • Fisker
  • HH Global – Conscious creative program
  • Kontoor Brands
  • Pregis
  • The AZEK Company
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Uncaged Innovations
  • Upfield
  • Uponor
Biodiversity Award

Biodiversity Award

Recognising organisations that are going above and beyond to preserve the natural environment

Every business has a biodiversity footprint. Whether by disturbing local species, contributing to deforestation or overusing natural resources, the World Economic Forum predicts that businesses’ impact on nature could impact more than half of global GDP. This category recognises a business that is mitigating this impact and taking tangible steps to protect biodiversity.

Shortlist

  • Cemex
  • Fresh Del Monte
  • Haldia Energy Limited
  • IBM
  • Maynilad Water Services
  • Suzano
  • The Inga Foundation
Communications Campaign Award

Communications Campaign Award

Recognising a campaign that is delivering environmental or social impact and influencing positive change

ESG campaigns play a critical role in improving sustainability. Whether by raising awareness, promoting positive change or encouraging a shift in behaviour, leaders in this category are demonstrating the powerful impact of communications in improving sustainability.

Shortlist

  • DBS Bank
  • Eastman
  • Grupo Ageas Portugal
  • Naturgy
  • Satlink
Sustainable Finance Initiative Award

Sustainable Finance Initiative Award

Recognising a company that has integrated ESG principles into its finance and investment strategies

ESG principles are increasingly being integrated into businesses’ financial strategies. Whether by aligning ESG disclosures with financial disclosures, investing in sustainable businesses or deploying ESG investment for positive outcomes, finance programmes can play an essential role in furthering the sustainability agenda.

Shortlist

  • Coca Cola Europacific Partners
  • Novolex
  • Scala Data Centers
  • Seventh Generation
  • TELUS
External Collaboration Award

External Collaboration Award

Showcasing a collaboration between two organisations that is having a positive and lasting impact on sustainability

Organisations cannot address sustainability conditions across their value chains alone. To make progress, businesses must partner with a range of external stakeholders – from consumers to suppliers, to local governments and NGOs. This award recognises one such collaboration and its positive impact on sustainability.

Shortlist

  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Clarios Foundation
  • COMSOL
  • HEINEKEN – Einride Collaboration
  • HEINEKEN – TRANSITIONS regenerative farming
  • Sanofi Consumer Healthcare & HH Global
  • Hilton Supply Management
  • IHS Towers (Nigeria)
  • TELUS
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
Sustainability Leader of the Year Award

Sustainability Leader of the Year Award

Celebrating the senior-most sustainability leader who empowers their team, inspires progress and focuses on delivering sustainable growth

Sustainability leaders are changing how modern businesses operate. By implementing new ways of working, building teams and inspiring those around them, they are leading the way to a more sustainable future. The Sustainability Leader of the Year Award is open to Chief Sustainability Officers or the senior-most ESG executive within the organisation.

Shortlist

  • Amita Chaudhury, AIA Group
  • Andrew Savage, Lime
  • Bridgette McAdoo, Genesys
  • Hervé Le Faou, HEINEKEN
  • Kabir Mulchandani, FIVE
  • Lisa Larroque Alexander, Sempra
  • Scott Tew, Trane Technologies
  • Stijn Billiet, MCC
Sustainability Excellence Award

Sustainability Excellence Award

Recognising the organisation leading the way in environmental and social sustainability

From an organisation’s environmental footprint to how it addresses social conditions, as well as racial and gender equality, how “sustainable” a business is can be determined by multiple indicators. Leading companies are making progress across the spectrum, systematically changing the way they operate to reduce their impact on the planet, foster inclusion and diversity, and improve the livelihoods of those affected by their business.

Shortlist

  • Ayana Renewable Power
  • E Ink
  • Electrolux Group
  • Genesys
  • Pentair
  • Schneider Electric
  • Talawakelle Tea Estates
  • TELUS
  • Ülker Bisküvi
  • Ultra Music Festival
Sustainability Team Award

Sustainability Team Award

Showcasing a sustainability team that shares a clear purpose, drives progress, and effects change

The sustainability function is critical in modern business. To achieve their ESG targets and grow sustainably, businesses now look to their sustainability teams to lead the way. This category recognises the team that works collaboratively towards a shared sustainability purpose. This team will demonstrate initiative, creativity, and resilience to effect change in their organisation and improve ESG conditions.

Shortlist

  • AIA Group
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • DHL Global Forwarding
  • Genesys
  • HEINEKEN
  • Henkel
  • Intuit
  • Lonza Group
  • Merck KGaA
  • MSD
  • Scala Data Centers
Future Leader Award

Future Leader Award

Highlighting an individual to watch for the future – a high performer who is passionate about the environment and social justice, and set to have a lasting impact on sustainability

Recognising and developing future leaders is crucial to ensuring a more sustainable way of conducting business. These are the individuals at the earlier stages of their career who will transform the way in which companies approach environmental and social issues, paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

Shortlist

  • Alberto Maynez Gutierrez, HEINEKEN
  • Chris Low, Haleon
  • Dorothea Duenow, UL Solutions
  • Emin Guluyev, Vodafone
  • Pia Schwanenberg, Forto
  • Richa Desai, Graham Packaging
  • Sabina Mihailescu, ÎntreVecini
  • Toufica Ahmed Tumpa, Bayer
  • VK Bindlish, Jindal Stainless

Why attend the World Sustainability Awards?

Judged by the best

Meet your esteemed panel of judges. Entries will be profiled in front of the biggest names in the function as they determine who to shine the light on

Amita Chaudhury

Group Head of Sustainability

AIA Group

Andrew Boyd

CSO

Perfetti Van Melle

Carrie Chisholm

VP, Environment, Social Governance (ESG)

Canada Post

Delf Bintakies

VP Sustainability, Safety, Health and Environment

Bayer AG

Geoff Pegg

Head of Sustainability & Environment

Telus Corporation

Hervé Le Faou

CPO & Sustainability Leader

HEINEKEN

Holly Webdale

VP Supply Chain ESG & Facilities

TE Connectivity

José Antonio Coll

Head of Sustainability

Airbus Defence & Space

Karen Basiye

Director Sustainable Business, Social Impact and The Foundations

Safaricom

Wayne Balta

VP, Corporate Environmental Affairs & Product Safety, CSO

IBM

Agustin
Lopez Diaz

CSO

Schneider Electric

Daniel Rodríguez

Director, Procurement & Supply Management

Pan American Health Organization

Mat Langley

Global Procurement Head, ESG

CBRE Group

Michael Cooke

CSO

Aryzta AG

Magali Anderson

Magali Anderson

Former Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Board Member

Ken-Wu

Ken Wu

Executive Director, Corporate Sustainability

Gilead Sciences

Defne Arisoy

CSO

Kalyon Enerji

Corina Grünenfelder

Global Head of Sustainability

Schindler Group

Carla De Luca

Director, Procurement Sustainability & Operations Sustainability Portfolio

Electrolux

Jennifer Motles

CSO

Phillip Morris International

Anna Storm

VP Stakeholder Relations and Sustainability

Posti Group

Madge Thomas

President of the American Express Foundation & Head of Corporate Sustainability

American Express

Ester An

Esther An

CSO

City Developments Limited

David Pettet

David Pettet

Group Head of Sustainability

Nomad Foods

Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

Group Sustainability Director, Supply Chain & Social Value

BAE Systems

Tim Brooke

Tim Brookes

Vice President, Head of Sustainability

Ann Tracy

Ann Tracy

Chief Sustainability Officer

Colgate-Palmolive

Nadine Sterley, CSO, GEA

Nadine Sterley

CSO

GEA

Joséphine Mickwitz

Joséphine Mickwitz

Head of Communications and Sustainability, Executive Vice President

Fazer Group

Sean

Sean Jones

Chief Sustainability Officer

Microsoft Corporation

Umut Kirmit

Sustainability Head

Turkcell

Raffaella Luglini

CSO

Leonardo

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