Entries closing soon for Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards

If your business uses resources sustainably and you would like to give your business a leg up, then make sure you enter the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

If your business uses resources sustainably and you would like to give your business a leg up, then make sure you enter the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

The Awards are now taking submissions (through to Wednesday 10 February 2010) from organisations that have incorporated sustainability measures into their business or service, recognising innovation and rewarding outstanding achievement in the sustainable use of natural resources.

The theme for 2010 explores the issue of rising to the challenge of change, which acknowledges that becoming sustainable is not an easy task for business, government and community, but a necessary one nonetheless. The theme celebrates people who have chosen to act now and provides inspiration and motivation for others to tackle the challenge of climate change.

Sustainability Victoria, which manages the Awards on behalf of the Premier, has seen recognition increase a business’ reputation with consumers, suppliers and government.

Businesses that receive an award have the opportunity to establish ongoing links with winners from other categories and to network with the Premier of Victoria, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, executives from large business, and local and state government representatives, as well as a range of other prizes.

The categories for 2010 are small business, large business, community, products or services and built environment, with new categories for local government, state government and tertiary sector.

Download the application kit for the eligibility criteria from the Premier’s Sustainability Awards website www.sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au or call the Banksia Foundation on 03 9684 4667.