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Finalists and Rising Stars 2020-2021

The management award The Management Award

This Award is for a successful organisation (or group of organisations) with the strategic vision and management scheme that enable it to continuously improve its environmental performances. To reach this objective efficiently, the environmental management scheme should be driven by the key principles of strategic integration, performance improvement, transparency and credibility. In all these regards, the organisation must show that it is leading the field and setting an example for others to follow.

DEME Group NV

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Belgium

Project Title:
Dredging company which builds harbours and offshore windfarms and supplies services to the renewable energy sector
Website:
https://www.deme-group.com

Estanc AS

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Estonia

Project Title:
Family-run steel folding company, focusing on integrating environmental processes into their management with emphasis on involving their staff and promoting diversity
Website:
https://estanc.eu/

Naturgy

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Spain

Project Title:
Utility company which has transformed their coal power plants towards technologies involving renewable energies
Website:
https://www.naturgy.com/

TECNORESIDUOS R3 S.L.

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Spain

Project Title:
Active in office and construction waste management sector, translating the ideas and principles of environmental management into the business structures of their clients.
Website:
http://www.tecnoresiduos-r3.com/

Rising Star

Company whose application has made a particular impression on the jurors but is not shortlisted for an Award

Lucullumar - Sociedade Hoteleira e Turismo, SA
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Portugal

Project Title:
Four-star hotel which prioritises environmental management at its core; the experience of staying there is entirely environmentally friendly
Website:
https://www.galoresort.com/
Tony's Chocolonely
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Netherlands

Project Title:
Chocolate company with fair trade production processes which are exclusively 100% slavery-free
Website:
http://www.tonyschocolonely.com/

The Product and Services Award The Product and Services Award

This Award is for the successful placing on the market of a new product or service that makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development. The product or service may be a new or modified design, or the innovative application of an existing one, in a way that promotes more sustainable patterns of production and consumption or contributes to a sustainable circular economy. Applications for this Award should represent the ‘cutting edge’ of sustainable product and service development, setting an example for others to follow.

IDAI NATURE S.L.

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Spain

Project Title:
Company producing biological alternatives to chemicals for use in agricultural processes
Website:
http://www.idainature.com/

Roofit Solar Energy OÜ

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Estonia

Project Title:
Roofing material which also acts as solar panels
Website:
https://roofit.solar/

Tarkett GDL S.A.

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Luxembourg

Project Title:
New 100% recycled flooring product which demonstrates the circular economy
Website:
https://www.tarkett.com/

Rising Star

Company whose application has made a particular impression on the jurors but is not shortlisted for an Award

Gerotor GmbH
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Germany

Project Title:
Initiative which applies fly-wheel technology in short term energy storage
Website:
http://gerotor.tech/
TRIBOO
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Netherlands

Project Title:
Material recycling which produces multi-use furniture panels for offices
Website:
https://www.triboo.nl/

The Process Award Business Process Award

This Award is for the successful application of an innovative solution in the area of process and production methods. A new production solution may involve the application of entirely new processes or techniques, or the innovative application of existing ones. In either case, the solution adopted should make a positive contribution to the environment while also contributing to the economic and social aspects of sustainable development.

DuCoop

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Belgium

Project Title:
Wastewater management system which simultaneously treats water and creates fertiliser
Website:
https://www.ducoop.be/

L'Oreal Libramont

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Belgium

Project Title:
Factory has become a closed ‘water loop’, so all water used in the production process is recycled
Website:
https://www.loreal.com/en/articles/sharing-beauty-with-all/

Schijvens

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Netherlands

Project Title:
Creator of sustainable corporate fashion uniforms with recycled fabric fibres
Website:
https://www.schijvens.nl/

TEJIDOS ROYO S.L.

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Spain

Project Title:
Fabric manufacturer which has developed a dry dying technology for denim, thus eliminating wastewater
Website:
http://www.tejidosroyo.com/

Rising Stars

Companies whose applications have made a particular impression on the jurors but are not shortlisted for an Award

Airbots
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Greece

Project Title:
High-tech approaches to agricultural production to reduce environmental footprint using satellites and drones to determine actions to support farmers
Website:
http://www.airbots.eu/
watttron GmbH
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Germany

Project Title:
Heating technology which is applied to the thermo forming of plastics
Website:
https://watttron.de/

The Developing Country Cooperation AwardThe Developing Country Cooperation Award

This Award is for an international business cooperation involving at least one private entity from the European Union, and another from the private, public, non-governmental or academic sector in an emerging or developing country. The cooperation must be a business relationship which makes a significant contribution to sustainable development (environmental protection, economic development, and social development) by transferring or sharing an innovation, which can be a product, service, process, or a management system.

HIPP Produktion Gmunden GmbH

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Austria

Project Title:
Supporting 1200 smallholders in Costa Rica in organic banana production
Website:
http://www.hipp.at/

Ondernemers voor Ondernemers (OVO)

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Belgium

Project Title:
Supporting African start-ups with economic, skills and dialogue support, focusing on technologies which emphasise sustainability
Website:
https://ondernemersvoorondernemers.be/

Reverse Resources

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Estonia

Project Title:
Working in the textile sector in India and Bangladesh converting textile waste into renewed textiles
Website:
https://reverseresources.net/

Rising Stars

Companies whose applications have made a particular impression on the jurors but are not shortlisted for an Award

Amabo limited company
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Austria

Project Title:
Manufacturing roofing tiles from plastic bottles and sand, thus providing a solution to plastic waste in Cameroon
Website:
http://www.amabo.at/
BASOINSA S.L.
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Spain

Project Title:
Environmental consultancy working on restoring riverbanks in Colombia
Website:
https://basoinsa.com/
CO2logic
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Belgium

Project Title:
Providing highly efficient cooking stoves to households in Benin while also involving local entrepreneurs
Website:
https://www.co2logic.com/en

The Business & Biodiversity Award The Business & Biodiversity Award

This Award is for a successful business model, management scheme, product and service or developing country cooperation, which makes a significant contribution to halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems.

HEINEKEN ESPAÑA

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Spain

Project Title:
Returning all water used in the manufacturing process through water footprint compensation projects
Website:
https://www.heinekenespana.es/

Verstegen

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Netherlands

Project Title:
Project focusing on regenerative agriculture to ensure biodiversity protection, involving over 2000 farmers
Website:
https://verstegen.eu/

Rising Stars

Companies whose applications have made a particular impression on the jurors but are not shortlisted for an Award

Bahnlog GmbH
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Germany

Project Title:
Habitats restored and protected along the railways serve as biotope corridors, especially in densely populated areas
Website:
https://bahnlog.com/
Biovilla - Cooperative for Sustainable Development
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Portugal

Project Title:
Holistic approach to permaculture and agroforestry as positive agricultural practices
Website:
https://www.biovilla.org/
SEMILLAS CANTUESO S.L.
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Spain

Project Title:
Provides a solution for the enhancement of biodiversity in agricultural or biodiversity projects
Website:
https://www.semillascantueso.com/