Abengoa Announces Sustainable Business Prize

Joanna Schroeder

International renewable energy company Abengoa has launched the second edition of the Focus-Abengoa Sustainable Business Prize that seeks to recognize suppliers that have demonstrated their commitment and made a contribution to sustainable development.

abengoa-logoThe company presents this award to highlight outstanding actions by its suppliers. It is open to all companies that have been suppliers to Abengoa, or any of its subsidiaries in any country during the last 24 months, and that are implementing or have completed initiatives in the last two years that have contributed to social development and reducing environmental impact. The prize will be awarded in two categories – one for small and medium size companies with less than 50 employees, and another for large companies with 50 or more employees.

The jury for the Focus-Abengoa Sustainable Business Prize will be comprised of Jose Borrell Fontelles, vice-chairman of the Focus-Abengoa Foundation and Abengoa’s International Board, and chairman of the jury; Cristina Garcia Orcoyen, managing director of the Entorno Foundation; German Granda, general manager of Foretica; Jose Luis Blasco, managing partner for climate change and sustainability services at KPMG; and Maria Mendiluce, director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The committee is looking for projects or initiatives that promote responsible business management and stand out for their originality, innovative nature, impact and leadership.

Companies that wish to participate should complete the form on the competition website (http://sustainability.abengoa.com) and return it before December 11, 2013 to the e-mail address rsc@abengoa.com. When returning the form, please include in the subject line of the email “2nd edition of the Focus-Abengoa Sustainable Business Prize”.

In the 1st edition of the Prize, the jury chose Novozymes in the large company category for its “Life Cycle Studies (ACV)” project, while in the small and medium sized company category no first prize was awarded, although the jury decided to present a runners-up prize to Aislamientos Desmontables S.L. for its initiative, “Environmental control, quality, health and safety in the workplace”.

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