Forget the rest, this is the best. The 2degrees Sustainability Champions Awards is open for entries. So, what are you waiting for?
We know there’s some great work going on in companies across the planet as you venture towards more efficient and sustainable business models. We know that because we continue to showcase the very best examples of your work across the 2degrees platform. And for that, we are grateful.
But we want to give you more recognition for your hard work. That’s why we have launched the 2degrees awards.
But these aren’t just awards like all the others, with stuffy judging panels and the usual faces scooping up the best prizes.
No, these awards are entered by you and – crucially – they are voted for by you too. Yes, you, our lovely 2degrees members, are the judging panel. How do you like that?
To use a football analogy: if other awards schemes take on the role of the annual Football Writers’ awards in which the nation’s football journalists pick their best player of the season, then the 2degrees awards are more like the PFA Players’ Player awards in which footballers pick out the most deserving of their contemporaries for special recognition.
Don’t follow? Let me explain a bit more.
The awards are open to all 2degrees members. In the spirit of ultimate transparency, each of your entries will be published on the 2degrees platform and we’ll then invite you to read each one and assess the value behind each case study before casting your vote. And no, you can’t vote for yourself.
The aim is to really showcase you and your teams that have done something impressive these last 12 months. It doesn’t matter what sector you operate in, how large (or small) you are, or how much money you’ve spent – we want you to share your achievements as we look to reward the ‘champions’ of sustainable business.
What’s in it for you?
Well, what better accolade than receiving an award that has been voted for by your peers?
Not only that but you’ll also get:
an in-depth written profile shared across the platform
publicity of your case study across all of our social media channels
a free pass to every 2degrees Live event for 12 months (worth up to £3,000)
an individual trophy
up to ten free business-level memberships for your colleagues for 12 months
peer endorsement that is likely to increase engagement around sustainability within your organization and the wider market
an invitation to the winners’ drinks evening
a place in the Sustainability Champions Hall of Fame
and, of course, a warm, fuzzy feeling
Stakeholder engagement tool
We’re also keen for you to use the awards as a stakeholder engagement tool. So, if your HR manager has been splendidly supportive of your efforts this year, nominate them and get them involved. What better way to get your staff engaged than to put them up for a sustainability award or invite them along to an awards dinner? (Did I mention that all of the shortlisted companies in all 14 categories will be getting their gladrags on for a celebratory evening of comedy, drinks and dancing this coming June?)
Entry is open to everybody (as long as you’re a 2degrees member) and it’s free.
All the details, including the 14 categories, can be found at the awards website, so head over there now to find out what to do. We’ve made the entry process as simple as possible, and it won’t take you long to fill in the form and send it back to us.
So, don’t be shy. Kick off 2013 with a bang and enter now.