After reviewing all applications, the nominees for the Sustainability Awards 2023, hosted by the Danish Chamber of Commerce and EY, are now ready to advance.
"It has been a luxury problem that so many significant Danish companies take responsibility for their contribution to the green transition. But now the nominees have been found. We see many ways of integrating sustainability into the business, and common to the nominees is that they take it seriously, set short-term and long-term goals – and succeed with them. This is something that benefits us all," says Jan C. Olsen, CEO, EY Denmark.
At this year's Sustainability Awards, which takes place on 14 September in Copenhagen, awards will be given away in the categories Climate Impact Award, Innovation Award and Green Transition Award. The latter is a brand new award introduced for the 2023 award show.
In addition, the Special Prize for Long Term Value Creation is awarded. The winner of the Special Prize will be appointed by the Danish Chamber of Commerce and EY. It is not possible to apply for this award.
The next step in the process is for the independent jury to determine first the finalists and subsequently the winners of the three awards. These winners will be celebrated – along with the applicants, the nominees and everyone else who makes an effort within sustainability – at the big event in Børssalen in Copenhagen.
Here are the nominees
Climate Impact Award
The award is given away to a company that distinguishes itself by having a strong and strategically anchored approach to environmental and climate action. These are typically companies that are already doing well but want to do even more. They introduce new initiatives that can inspire widely within the climate area and set new standards.
The nominees for the Climate Impact Award are:
- Flying Tiger Copenhagen
- Salling Group
- TDC NET
This award is given away to a company that, with an innovative and novel approach, has created a clear and positive change with a documented effect and that set new standards in one or more areas of the broad ESG agenda.
The award is given away for a concrete initiative of an innovative nature.
It could be a new product, a new technology, a concrete project, or a partnership that has already created notable results and for which the company has clear ambitions.
The nominees for the Innovation Award are:
- DLF Seeds
- Maersk Tankers
- Vestas Wind Systems
Green Transition Award
The award is given away to a company that contributes to the green transition by transforming its business to more sustainable solutions. These are companies that have a significant climate and environmental impact but have chosen to invest in a sustainable transformation of the business. In the transformation, the company has implemented concrete actions to reduce its overall impact with documented effect.
The nominees for the Green Transition Award are:
- Arla Foods
- Danske Bank
- DLG Group
- Royal Greenland
Read more about the Sustainability Awards