The aim of the CREST 21 Awards is to promote the positive work by businesses and organisations either based in and around the Woking area of Surrey or connected with its community, to protect the environment and promote more sustainable working and lifestyle habits. The awards seek to inspire and motivate innovation across the board in these areas.
Resilience in Crisis Award – NEW for CREST 2021
Recognises that in light of the profound effect of COVID-19 on our economy, it is now more important than ever that we rebuild and refocus the economy on the principles of environmental and social wellbeing.
This award will be presented to an organisation that demonstrates that it survived the upheavals of the pandemic by making a quick business pivot for positive environmental or social outcomes. It may be through the discovery of new opportunities, making a fundamental turnaround, or a demonstration of agility and innovation in a crisis.
Transforming Food Award
Acknowledges innovation in reducing waste and inefficiencies, protecting water, soil and biodiversity and being transparent about where ingredients come from. All businesses have a role to play through the way food is produced, made, packaged, distributed and sold.
This award will be presented to an organisation that is transforming the food system to create a positive impact on people and the environment
Going Circular Award
As pressure on resources grows and concern about the climate at an all time high we need to shift to a low carbon and circular economy where the full lifecycle of materials is maximised. The ‘take make dispose’ model needs to be challenged by innovative businesses adopting a more circular solution by reducing materials, waste, water and carbon emissions.
This award will be presented to an organisation that is making measurable progress towards going circular and reducing the environmental impact of their business.
Efficiency Champion Award
The pressures on the planet from resource and energy consumption is now greater than ever and innovative ways to increase our resource use efficiency are now urgently needed.
This award will be presented to an organisation making significant resource saving improvements and greater use of renewable resources,
Sustainability Impact Award
Acknowledges companies striving to make sure employees and customers are positively impacted through their products, services, wellbeing policies, supply chains, location, investments etc.
This award will be presented to an organisation that is consistently improving people’s lives through its day to day business practices.
Sustainability Hero Award
Acknowledges the impact an individual can make to the sustainability agenda by inspiring and leading others to change.
This award will be presented to a person who has gone ‘above and beyond’ in bringing about sustainable change within their organisation or wider community and who the judges have selected from the entries for the other six categories.