All resource links to the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2012 winners

I read about the winners of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2012 today. But what I really missed were the links to the associated organisational CSR / Sustainability projects / initiatives and further information on the individuals winning an award. That is why I simply copied the results table and added the links that I could find about the winners. This was a great best-practice exercise as well.

These are the results from the Guardian post including links to the associated organisational CSR / Sustainability projects / initiatives as well as information about the outstanding individuals:


  1. Winner: PUMA, The PUMA Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L)
  2. Runner up: Fauna & Flora International, The Natural Value Initiative

Built Environment

  1. Winner: Igloo Regeneration, Porth Teigr
  2. Runners up:  Marks & Spencer, Marks & Spencer – Ecclesall Road store & Prologis UK, SusCon


  1. Winner: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, Sainsbury’s Carbon Footprint Initiative
  2. Runners up: Danone, Carbon mobilisation : -30% & Coca-Cola Enterprises, Towards a low-carbon business


  1. Winner:  SABMiller plc, Water Futures Partnership
  2. Runners up: BAFTA, Albert – sustainable production & Shell Foundation, EMBARQ: an enterprise-based solution to sustainable urban mobility in developing world megacities & Transport for London, Strategic Labour Needs and Training

Communicating Sustainability

  1. Winner: The Co-operative Group, Join the Revolution
  2. Runners up: Recyclebank, Recyclebank and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead & Tata Global Beverages, Tetley’s farmers first hand


  1. Winner: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, the world’s first smart grid ready supermarket
  2. Runners up: British Land, Advanced metering and energy optimisation roll out & Marks & Spencer, M&S energy management strategy

Engaging Employees

  1. Winner: Brother Industries (UK) Ltd, Adaptable workforce = Sustainability
  2. Runners up: Telefonica UK, Think Big – World Record Breaking & Aegis Group plc, GlobalGivingTIME


  1. Winner: Interface, Go Beyond
  2. Runners up: ClimateCare, Enabling carbon finance for clean water in the developing world & Vestas Wind Systems, A/S energy transparency 

Social Impact

  1. Winner: Carillion, The Library of Birmingham Project
  2. Runners up:  Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, Transforming charities through corporate involvement & Triodos Bank, Triodos Bank

Supply Chain

  1. Winners: Marks and Spencer, M&S Plan A: Transforming Supply Chains (PDF) & Veja
  2. Runner up: Skanska UK, Procuring the future

Waste and Recycling

  1. Winner: DESSO, Cradle to Cradle design strategy 2020
  2. Runners up: BAM Nuttall, Beyond zero – recycling & Coca-Cola Enterprises, Transforming recycling in Great Britain


  1. Winner: SABMiller plc, Making More Beer Using Less Water
  2. Runners up: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Establishing a water sustainable operation & Albstadtwerke / Gutermann, Zonescan alpha fixed water network monitoring (no English free of charge source available)

Outstanding achievement

Sustainable Business Leader of the Year

  1. Winner:
  2. Ian Cheshire, CEO, Kingfisher
  3. Runners up: Safia Minney, founder, People Tree & Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever & Jochen Zeitz, CEO, PUMA

Overall winner 2012

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