The 56 Names in Sustainability You Should Know in 2020


The 56 Names in Sustainability You Should Know in 2020

2020 Sustainability Award Winners Announced by the Business Intelligence Group




PHILADELPHIA, PA—September 8, 2020—Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the winners in the 2020 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment. 

“The vast majority, in fact more than 85%, of major corporations now publish a sustainability report annually. So ‘sustainability’ clearly is no longer a forbidden word in corporate cultures. So we must honor that achievement in itself, and the tireless efforts of those nominated for their work,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to reward and recognize all of our winners and finalists, as they provide the leadership and vision needed to protect our environment.”

The 2020 Sustainability Award winners are:

Sustainability Hero of the Year (Executive)

  • Dane Parker, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Troy Swope, Co-Founder and CEO, Footprint

Sustainability Champion of the Year (Non-executive)

  • Phil Metro, Manager, Distribution Services - Hoisington Manufacturing Plant, Superior Essex Communications
  • Dr. Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Global Technology & Sustainability Director, Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions

Sustainability Initiative of the Year (Project)

  • Blue Shield of California for Paperless Initiative
  • Dow's Carbon Partnership with the International Olympic Committee
  • Hilton Supply Management for Bali Circular Water Solution
  • Morrison Healthcare 
  • Orca
  • PLDT Inc. - Smart Communications, Inc. Gabay Kalikasan
  • Procter & Gamble Partnership with ADF for Wildfire Recovery and Reforestation
  • Saudi Aramco, Sea Water Injection Department
  • Solo New York for Recycled Collection

Sustainability Leadership Award (Organization)

  • ABB FIA Formula E Championship
  • Aligned Sustainability Program, Led by CEO Andrew Schaap
  • Array Marketing for Empowering Responsibility@ Array
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program
  • Belkin International 
  • BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation
  • Dark Sky® Alqueva, Associação Dark Sky®
  • Distell for James Sedgwick Distillery
  • General Motors: Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion
  • K.Raheja Corp.
  • Nu Skin Enterprises
  • QBE Insurance Group for Premiums4Good
  • Resolute Forest Products
  • TerraCycle
  • T-Mobile
  • Trex Company for The NexTrex Plastic Film Recycling Program

Sustainability Product of the Year 

  • John Deere for 8RX Four-Track Tractor
  • Dow for ECOFAST™ Pure
  • Dow for SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster
  • Elkay Manufacturing for ezH2O Residential
  • Gardyn: The Indoor Hybriponic Growing System Reimagining The Future of Food
  • Greenstone for InvestorPortal
  • Hypergiant Industries for Eos Bioreactor 2.0
  • Packaging by Quadient for CVP Everest
  • Pan American Energy for Quantium Goes Beyond Limits
  • PepsiCo Design & Innovation for SodaStream Professional
  • TycheTools 
  • Zen Ecosystems for Zen HQ
  • ZenWTR

Sustainability Service of the Year 

  • Cloverly, A Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform
  • Covanta for A Case Study in Waste Reduction: Covanta and Greenpac Mill
  • Crothall Healthcare
  • ENEL X for Circolar Economy Report
  • Samsara

The judges also named several finalists including: Blancco Technology Group, Dow Performance Silicones, Graham Packaging Company, KLA Corporation, NICCA CHEMICAL Co., Ltd., Dow Toray Co., Ltd., PakTech, Tech Defenders, and Yakima Chief Hops.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Maria Jimenez
Chief Nominations Officer
Business Intelligence Group
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