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This award is for the development and/or implementation of a new production solution that makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development.
The technology must include specific innovative elements that promote more eco-efficient production (e.g. by increasing resource efficiency, or reducing waste and emissions).
The environmental benefits / resource efficiency of the new process must be clear and quantified (e.g. through use of eco-efficiency or resource efficiency indicators).
Adoption of the new process must have either neutral or positive social impacts (e.g. employment opportunities, working conditions, or effects on local communities).
Proof must be given that the new technology is economically viable (e.g. with reference to capital and operating costs).
Senior management must be clearly committed to adopting the new process or technique, and must show its importance in the context of the organisation’s overall operations.
There must be clear potential for wider adoption of the innovative aspects of the technology, and a willingness to share this knowledge and expertise with other organisations.
To apply for a European Business Award for the Environment, finalists from national competitions must fill in an entry form. In the process category, companies cannot apply a second time with the same or similar process or technique. A Process Award is only given to innovative production technique and companies must prove the true innovation of their process. Find out more here.