Best Green Employee Engagement Award

This award aims to recognise initiatives that improve public knowledge, understanding and empower individuals and organisations in society. This award sets out to empower people, recognise grassroots mutualism and civil society involvement in promoting sustainability. The United Nation’s  ‘Agenda 21’ was the first international document that identified education as an essential tool for achieving sustainable development and highlighted areas of action for education.  Education for Sustainable Development should include:

  • Envisioning – being able to imagine a better future
  • Critical thinking, reflection and building partnerships – promoting dialogue and negotiation, learning to work together
  • Participation in decision-making – empowering people


The concept of ‘Big Society’ is “to create a climate that empowers local people and communities, building a big society that will ‘take power away from politicians and give it to people with a focus on sustainable development’.

Specific Criteria to Consider


- Sustainability messages embedded through-out internal marketing and corporate communications.

- Availability of training modules and practical guides to assist with employee understanding of sustainability ideals.

-Internal communication that enables employees to be positive brand advocates.-  Examples of reducing paper consumption, carpooling, turning off computers at night, recycling, and composting food scraps.

- Example of a strategic business plan working towards zero waste and a zero carbon footprint.

- Evidence of sharing plans and setting departmental objectives, provision of training, evaluation and rewards/incentives

.- Evidence through measurement of ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to engaging employees on sustainability initiatives.


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Best Green Employee Engagement Award – Entry Questions