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Welcome to the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL awards 2021

We are delighted to announce the first National Environmental Awards.

Together we will provide a national platform to show case initiatives, individuals, teams, and businesses, schools and community groups throughout Wales that really make a difference to the environment.

We want to celebrate all those that have risen to the challenge of a global problem, finding local solutions that can make a big difference. We want to share your stories and create a permanent record of all those incredible people and business that champion the cause.

There are many categories, from The Environmental Entrepreneur Award to the Outstanding Organisation Award, so please nominate that person or group you know deserves to be recognised.

Hussain Bayoomi

Managing Director of Newsquest Wales

AWARDS ENTRY CLOSING: 
Friday, 25th June 2021

AWARDS BROADCAST: 
Thursday, 2nd September 2021

Sponsorship available in 2021

Raise your profile by sponsoring our awards in 2021

Cathy Parsons

Head of Events

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AWARD Categories & SPONSORS

AWARDS ENTRY CLOSING: Friday 25th June 2021

Environmental Leader Award

(Allocated to headline sponsor)
This award will go to the person that has made a significant contribution to the tackling of climate change and the environment in Wales.


The winner can be nominated by themselves, the judges, or members of the public. The likely winner will be able to demonstrate leadership on green issues and solutions.

They could come from any part of the green sector – for example they might have been active on the renewable energy front or made technological advances in green transport or sustainable construction; or they could be an educator or motivator who has encouraged consumers, businesses, and the political establishment to make greater efforts to tackle environmental challenges.

The Environmental Community Group Award

This award is open any community group in Wales who are working to create a more sustainable place to live and work.


We want to know what your group is doing to achieve this objective. Whether it has ambitious targets in terms of recycling, reducing energy consumption, sourcing energy from renewable sources or contributing to biodiversity, through to the way you meet, travel and interact.

Tell us all about your efforts, what you have achieved to date and what you want to achieve in the future.

Sustainability through Innovation Award

This award will go to the product introduced to market in the past 12 months which provides an eco-friendly solution as effective as its non-environmental equivalent.


It could be a cleaning product, a service or anything that enables people, businesses, and communities to create a more sustainable future. A key criterion is that it is an effective replacement to a traditional alternative.

The Carbon Zero Efficient Building Award

This award will go to the most interesting sustainable building completed since 1st January 2019.


This category is open to all non-residential buildings or developments –including offices, educational, leisure, hotels, industrial, public sector.

The Environmental Entrepreneur Award

The award is open to people who have themselves set up a new start-up carbon zero business, or to long established entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and invested in or supported the launch of a new "environmentally committed business”.


The judges will be particularly impressed by new ventures that show considerable long-term employment growth potential.

Sustainability through Tourism & Leisure Award

This award is open to any business operating in the food, drink, entertainment, and hospitality sector who can demonstrate a comprehensive programme to minimise the impact that their business operation is having on the environment.


The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

The Education/School or College Award

Open to any school or college in Wales where teachers, pupils, families, and other stakeholders take part in a structured programme to ensure the school takes a lead in protecting the environment for future generations.


The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

Best Policy and Practise within the Public Sector

Open to councils, government departments and all sections of the public service who have provided a comprehensive array of environmentally focused services and who have actively encouraged the businesses and consumers they serve to become greener in outlook and practice.


The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

The Outstanding Organisation Award

This award is open to any organisation in Wales who can demonstrate a ground-up best practice in all aspects of running their business, ethically, socially, and in an environmentally friendly way.


You can present an existing or new programme, employee well-being, diversity, innovation, community engagement, protection of the environment are all a key element of this Award.

The judges will be looking for a clear sustainability/environmental plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives. Make sure you explain the targets you have set, and how far have you gone in achieving them and if possible, please show hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

Best Product of the Year Award 2020/21

This award will go to a business that has introduced an environmentally friendly new product, process, invention, idea, or new way of thinking, working or design that has made a significant impact to the businesses environmental impact.


The judges will be interested in how the innovation has made a measurable improvement to the environment or made a process or product more eco-friendly. They will also be interested in how innovation is embraced within the culture of the business.

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