A spotlight on success: 2023 Climate Choices Business Awards announced


Today, businesses from across the Canberra region will be recognised for their sustainability achievements at the Climate Choices Business Awards.

Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury said that the annual event received a record number of nominations from a diverse group of businesses.

“The quality and quantity of nominations show that Canberra businesses are thinking seriously about how they can provide products and services to the community in a more sustainable way,” said Minister Rattenbury.

“These awards celebrate community leaders in climate action, recognising their efforts and the work they do to inspire others to make change.  

“Every business, no matter how small, can take meaningful steps to respond to climate change, with these actions often also resulting in cost savings on energy bills.

“From circular-economy champions to early adopters of Zero Emissions Vehicle technology, Canberra businesses are taking action on climate change in innovative and proactive ways.

“Many of the businesses who nominated for awards today have participated in the ACT Government Sustainable Business Program. The program is designed to help businesses move towards environmentally sustainable practices, such as reducing energy and water usage.

“I look forward to continuing to support ACT businesses that are making inspiring changes to reduce their impacts on the environment.”

The 2023 Climate Choices business award winners are:

  • Zero Emissions Early Movers - Nordic Blinds
  • Zero Emissions Early Movers - ActewAGL Retail
  • Energy Star - The RUC
  • Waste Minimisation - Thor’s Hammer
  • Sustainable Event - Conservation Council ACT – CBR360 Circular Economy Symposium
  • Sustainable Small Business of the Year - Car Mechanical Services
  • Corporate Climate Leader - Urban Education Early Learning Centre
  • Innovation - Anglican Diocesan Services
  • Minister’s Award for Leadership - Thor Diesendorf, Thor’s Hammer

Photos and interviews with recipients are available on request.

For more information visit www.climatechoices.act.gov.au/businesses