none

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS DELIVER A STRONG MESSAGE

17-11-2015
by 
in 

As the curtain closed on the 2015 Green Globe Awards organisers immediately began to focus on next year – and how to keep building on this highly successful event.

Tom Grosskopf, director, metro branch at Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) said the standard of entries this year maintained the consistently high level over recent years.

“Across the board we had a really strong set of candidates,” he says.

And the Awards attracted widespread interest across the board – from large corporates to SMEs and community groups

“There is now a real groundswell around it. The Green Globes are now an important part of the (sustainability) calendar, says Mr Grosskopf.

“Businesses now have a long term vision and shared social values.”

Mr Grosskopf says the awards have helped to change “old school thinking” that if it’s good for the environment, it will cost more.

“Now more businesses realise what is good for the environment is also good for business.

“Improving energy efficiency can increase productivity and save costs.”

 Mr Grosskopf says the key reason for conducting the awards is to recognise excellence in sustainability.

“We want to show people there is real value in pursuing these pathways.

“In business it is all about making a profit, but it is also about doing it in the most sustainable way possible.

“What we are trying to do through the Green Globes is to identify those that are achieving excellence.

“We run the Green Globes so we can showcase that excellence.”

Would he encourage more manufacturers to nominate for the awards?

“Absolutely – I think there are some great stories out there – and we want to hear them.”

Nominations for next year’s awards open in May/June, with the awards ceremony scheduled for October.

Mr Grosskopf says regular updates will be posted through social media and on the official Green Globes website.

Entry into the Green Globe Awards is free and winners are determined by an independent judging panel of experts.

“The commitment shown by our voluntary judges panel is incredible,” said Mr Grosskopf.

“They put in much time and effort to determine the select group of finalists and award winners.”

Judges are selected for their knowledge, expertise and objectivity.

“It’s important to ensure there is no conflict of interest.”

This year, there were 17 categories, under three divisions: Excellence in Energy, Water and Waste Efficiency, Excellence in Sustainability and Excellence in Leadership and Innovation.

Mr Grosskopf thanked the major sponsors – Celestino, GPT Group and NSW EPA – for their support.

He also acknowledged media partners Industry Update and Business Environment Network for their contribution.

So what can we expect next year?

“We are planning to ramp it up to another level in terms of engagement with the business sector, says Mr Grosskopf.

Just watch this space.

Related news & editorials

  1. 22.09.2020
    22.09.2020
    by      In
    Specialised Textiles Association (STA) representing Australia’s textiles industry,  is in the spotlight as one of the latest partners of the Australian Made Campaign. STA recently launched its #80 YearsStrong campaign during the peak body’s Jubilee anniversary this year.
     STA is the peak national... Read More
  2. 15.09.2020
    15.09.2020
    by      In , In , In
    It may be seen as a bit of an irony to suggest that there has never been a much better time for manufacturing business to bask in the glory of public attention, especially during a time of COVID-19 pandemic.
    But according to Chief Executive Innes Willox from peak employer AiGroup, it is a time for... Read More
  3. 09.09.2020
    09.09.2020
    by      In , In
    There isn’t a single industry that remains unaffected by COVID-19. During the period in which all Australian non-essential retail stores were closed, and much of the population was required to stay at home to slow the spread of the virus, there was naturally a surge in online purchases and home... Read More
  4. 07.09.2020
    07.09.2020
    by      In , In
    How often do you purchase a new product, flick through the instructions and then throw them away? If you’re like most people, it’s an all too common occurrence.
    Quality products are often let down by substandard supporting documents such as user or installation manuals. Poor grammar, untidy layout... Read More