Businesses from across the Canberra region have been recognised for their commitment to delivering a more sustainable future at the Climate Choices Business Awards.
“Local businesses can play a big part in making the products and services we buy more environmentally sustainable, and the Climate Choices Business Awards celebrate those that go above and beyond,” Minister for Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury said.
“I’m proud to see the innovative and proactive ways that Canberra businesses are taking action on climate change. It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate some of ACT’s climate action leaders in the business community.
“Many of the businesses receiving awards today have participated in ACT Government initiatives that are designed to help businesses move towards environmentally sustainable practices, such as reducing energy and water usage, and waste to landfill.
“Programs such as the Business Energy and Water Program, the Business Recycling Program and the Zero Emissions Vehicle Fleet Advisory Service can all help ACT businesses reduce their overheads and become more sustainable.”
The 2022 Climate Choices business award winners are:
- Waste Minimisation Award: Embassy of United States of America
- Sustainable Event Award: Embassy of Belgium
- Zero Emissions Early Movers Award: Electromotiv Pty Ltd
- Sustainable Business of the Year: Woden Valley Early Learning Centre
- Corporate Climate Leader: Little National Hotel & St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
- Innovation Excellence Award: Vikings Group
- Minister’s Award for Leadership: Little National Hotel
Quotes attributable to Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne:
“Businesses in the ACT have not only embraced but lead in environmentally sustainable practice and innovation, and it is fitting that we recognise and celebrate this leadership with these awards. Congratulations to all the winners whose achievements and innovations will continue to inspire more businesses to consider how they can help reduce emissions.”
To find out how your business can reduce their impact on the environment, through ACT Government supported programs and rebates visit www.climatechoices.act.gov.au
The Climate Choices Business Awards continue the legacy left by the Actsmart Business Sustainability Awards which have been held since 2010.