IEMA launches inaugural Awards ceremony for 2019

1st March 2019

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Katie Randall-Stratton

We know that working in the environmental and sustainability sector doesn't always provide you with the chance to shout about your achievements and their subsequent impact on the organisation you work in.

We feel IEMA has an important role to play in making this happen, and that's why we've launched the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards – to celebrate the work you do and demonstrate the real-world business impact of your team's innovation and expertise.

With 16 awards categories for organisations and three for individuals, there's real scope to make your mark. Organisational categories comprise:

  • Best Team
  • Workforce Development
  • Sustainability Campaign
  • Construction and Infrastructure Project
  • New Product, Service or Technology
  • Sustainable Organisation (Public or Private Sector)
  • Consultancy and Collaboration
  • Innovation in Impact Assessment
  • Circular Economy
  • Biodiversity and Environment Net Gain
  • Energy and Carbon Transition
  • Climate Resilience and Adaptation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Best Corporate Strategy
  • Community or Social Value.

Individual categories include:

  • Future Sustainability Leader
  • Sustainability Leader
  • Best Volunteer Contribution.

So, whether your in-house team has delivered a cross-functional sustainability project in a particularly innovative way, or your work as an IEMA volunteer has made a stand-out contribution, there's real opportunity to boost both your personal and organisational brand profile.

We would encourage all our members to consider taking part. Tell us what you've done and what you have achieved, and together we will celebrate success and innovation – and raise the profile of the profession to inspire the next generation.

The deadline for entries is 26 April, so now is the time to act. Go online to to read up on category criteria and meet the judging panel.

With the Awards ceremony itself taking place in the historic Brewery venue in the heart of London's East End, the event is not to be missed. Staying true to our ethos, the menu will be wholly sustainable, featuring seasonal, responsibly and locally sourced ingredients. The stage is set for a truly memorable occasion – we do hope you will join us.


Paul Leinster, Chair of the Awards Judging Panel

“Awards provide a great opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organisations in protecting and improving the environment and delivering sustainable social, environmental and economic benefits. The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards are set to provide external recognition of achievements and become an important benchmark of attainment. I would therefore urge individuals, teams and organisations to enter, in celebration of excellence in making a difference“

Deadline : 26 April 2019




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