Category Overview

The Impact on the Environment category seeks to identify and recognise innovative environmental initiatives that can objectively demonstrate the positive impact achieved for the organisation, its workplace and society at large.

Entries must relate to projects, services or innovations that have been successfully implemented, for which demonstrable and evidenced benefits and outcomes can be shown. Remember, care for the environment is about more than just energy and waste management – procedures for which are now standard across many organisations.

The Judges expect to see objective evidence of the practical implementation of environmentally friendly workplace and facilities management practices and their impact, including any economic and/or wider societal implications. The means of measuring the impact of the initiative implemented is down to the entrant but it should be based around a methodology that uses environmental, economic and social principles.


Who should enter?

Entries are open to individuals, organisations, in-house teams, service providers and suppliers to the industry, but critically must have demonstrable results. Please do not submit an entry in this category for projects that are planned or are in development, in the process of being implemented, launched or are aspirational.


Application Questions

The Presentation rounds will take place between 6 – 25 June 2019. All entrants that progress to that stage of the judging will need to confirm their availability between these dates.

1. Please write an executive summary of your entry.

2. Please explain what care for the environment means to the organisation, and how the workplace and facilities management team developed the initiative using the organisation’s environmental ‘profile’ as a starting point.

3. Please explain the objectively measured impact that implementation of the initiative has had on the team, the organisation, its workplace and wider society, using at least one ‘real life’ example. Please include details of the methodology used to calculate the ’quantum’ of that impact.

4. How was the initiative implemented by the team?

5. Please provide details of feedback received from customers / end users / clients as demonstration of successful implementation of the initiative.

6. How does the team promote (or intend to promote) to the organisation, or to wider society, the learning and experience achieved through successfully delivering the initiative?