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The jury panel selects up to 20 nominees (four per category) – “the 20 best companies in Europe” that have shown they can make the environment one of their primary concerns while strengthening their competitiveness. The nominees for the Business and Biodiversity Award are chosen from the companies that applied for the four main categories and indicated on their entry form that they also wished to be entered for this sub category.
From the 20 nominees, the jury panel chooses five winners, one from each category. All 20 nominees are promoted thoroughly during the ceremony and in the subsequent two years before the next Awards ceremony is held.
In order to facilitate the jury’s work, jury members are asked to prepare a shortlist of minimum two and maximum four companies which are – in their view – the best in the category to which they were assigned. The EBAE Secretariat will prepare shortlists for each category, which will be distributed during the jury meeting.
The jury and its President will follow the procedure agreed at the meeting and refer to the award criteria presented in the EBAE Handbook.