Ethical Corporation has now launched its 9th Annual Responsible Business Awards with new and revamped Awards categories and criteria

The Responsible Business Awards, a celebration of the leading strategies and initiatives from around the world, are back for the ninth year. To reflect the evolution of sustainability and focus for future years, the categories have been completely overhauled for the 2018 Awards.

The 2018 internationally renowned Awards will recognise those that are truly having an impact on business, society and the environment – setting new standards and direction for responsible business.

The new categories are as follows:

Business Strategy

  • Innovation of the year

  • Responsible business of the year

  • New start-up of the year

  • Climate adaptation

Communications Excellence

  • Sustainability report of the year

  • Integrated report of the year

  • Communications campaign of the year

Value Chain Leadership

  • Supply chain management

  • Human rights

  • Partnership of the year

  • Community investment of the year

Internal Engagement

  • Business leader of the year

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Lifetime achievement

Click here to download the entry pack containing full category criteria

The entry deadline is 22 June 2-18, and the awards ceremony is taking place on 9 October 2018, in London.

The Awards are a truly international affair, with last year’s winners including the likes of; IKEA, Febraban, C&A, Teck Resources, BASF, HEINEKEN International, Myer, Weleda AG, Maersk, Philips Lighting, Coop, WWF, Digicel, RBS, Turkcell, Yes Bank and Patagonia

Further details on categories and how to enter are available here

For any questions or comments please contact Ed Long at or call +44 (0)207 375 7188


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