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Management Award for Sustainable Development
Denmark Denmark
Company: BRØDRENE HARTMANN A/S
Project title: Denmark Global lifecycle-based management model
Description: The Danish moulded-pulp packaging company based developed a unique lifecycle-based management model for the environmental and social efforts of the company, called STEP (Systematic Tool for Environmental Progress). It involves continuous performance assessment and high dialogue with stakeholders, including a dissemination to a network of 150 companies.
Product Award for Sustainable Development
Belgium Belgium
Company: AGFA-GEVAERT N.V.
Project title: Belgium Chemical-free medical imaging system
Description: The Belgian imaging company developed a very innovative medical imaging system, the "Drystar system", free from chemicals. Within this technology, medical images may be formed without the use of liquid chemicals, but rather by a heat-sensitive film. The quality is the same as traditional medical imaging, but much user-friendly and chemicals-free.
   

Technology Award for Sustainable Development
Austria Austria
Company: Lenzing Lyocell Ges.m.b.H. & Co.KG
Project title: Austria A European development starting a new era in men-made cellulosic fiber production
Description:

The Austrian textile manufacturer developed an innovative technology for producing 100% cellulose-based fibre from wood, setting up a milestone for the whole European textile industry. It combines high-tech production with outstanding environmental and attractive economic standards. Through this process, water consumption is strongly lowered compared with cotton and the solvent used is 99,6% recyclable.

   

International Co-operation Award for Sustainable Development
UK United Kingdom
Company: ENTEC UK. Ltd
Project title: U.K. Support for Environmental Assessment and Management in Egypt
Description: The British environmental and engineering consultancy developed, on behalf of the UK, a support project on environmental management and assessment, with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency. The main objective was to strengthen Egyptian capacity in environmental management and provide tangible evidence of the benefits of improved environmental practices. Many significant benefits were recorded, including a strong reduction of waste discharged into the Nile.