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    What is the International Green Awards?

    The International Green Awards is the leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation.

    The awards launched in 2006 to critical acclaim with the objective of recognising the best-in-class examples of sustainability communications and have gone from strength-to-strength since then. In 2009, the Awards introduced an ‘International’ category, encouraging applications from the world over. The response to this category was overwhelming and thus, in 2010, the Awards opened all categories to global participation and culminated with an international Grand Prix winner – China Environmental Protection Foundation in association with DDB-China. Our inaugural 'Lifetime Achievement Award' was given to Sir David Attenborough for his lifelong commitment to biodiversity.

    In 2011, the awards widened its remit to encompass 360° sustainability projects in business and introduced the 'Best Green International Celebrity Award', open to public voting for the first time, was won by Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Kenyan visionary Prof. Wangari Maathai was posthumously honoured with our 2nd Lifetime Achievement Award for establishing perhaps the greatest tree planting initiative - the Green Belt Movement. Global FMCG leader Unilever bagged the Green Grand Prix, by virtue of their ambitious 'Sustainable Living' plan.

    In 2012, the awards recognised organisations that have exhibited leadership and innovation in their sustainability approach. This year, we brought together 7 years worth of expertise and experience to develop a sustainability review platform – Smarter Business.

    The Smarter Business platform provides a standard scale of reference to benchmark sustainability performance. The platform objectively assesses an organisation’s sustainability strategy using 8 key indicators – energy, water, waste, resources, carbon, supply chain, transport and social. Participating organisations will receive feedback and analysis on their sustainability strategy and resulting impact on their financial bottom line.

    The 2012 Awards ceremony was held at Battersea Power Station celebrating the UN Year of Sustainable Energy for All. This was a night of comedy, opera, awards announcements and inspirational speakers, hosted by Alistair McGowan. HRH The Prince of Wales was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award which he accepted through a video message while Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder was crowned as the Most Responsible Celebrity. Interface won the Grand Prix award, after being victorious in the Most Sustainable Large Corporate category.

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    Who are the 2012 winners?

    Our 2012 winners were announced at a glittering gala ceremony on 20th November 2012. Click on the 'Winners' section to learn more about them!

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    How do I sponsor the International Green Awards?

    We welcome opportunities to discuss branding and sponsorship at the International Green Awards. Please send us an email at partnership@greenawards.com and we will be happy to walk you through different ideas to suit your strategic needs.

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    Are the International Green Awards open for entry?

    The awards are currently closed for entries! If you are interested in our 2013 cycle, please register your details through the contact form on our website.

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    Who are the judges?

    Over the past 6 years, the International Green Awards judging panel has comprised of respected professionals from the fields of communications, business and sustainabilty. Each year, we reach out to new judges in a quest to secure representation from each sector and part of the world. They represent government, business and third sector initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability in the global arena.

    More information on our judges for 2012 can be found here: http://www.greenawards.com/judges