CREST Sustainable Business Awards is returning in 2022 following its successful launch as Surrey’s only awards uniquely aimed at celebrating business sustainability by enterprises and organisations.
CREST22 Awards are being held on Thursday, 19 May, as a live daytime event at the WWF Living Planet Centre in Woking and, for the second year, Surrey County Council is taking the lead as Headline Sponsor.
The awards are supported by local businesses and organisations and their launch was widely recognised for their success in inspiring and motivating greater responsibility for environmental and social wellbeing by the business community.
The aim of the CREST 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.
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.
Smarter Transport Award
This award acknowledges companies moving away from fossil fuels and towards low carbon transport solutions. It may include for example measures that facilitate working from home, adoption of innovative technologies, moving to lower impact transport modes (public transport, car sharing, cycling etc.) or improving existing transport modes.
It will be presented to an organisation that is revolutionising its transport needs to more sustainable options using design, technology or behaviour change.
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.