Seventeen finalists have been shortlisted for the 2014 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE), following a two-day jury meeting in Rome. The 17 organisations were selected from 152 submissions, coming from 22 European Member States and candidate countries. This year’s entries came from a number of fields, including healthcare, financial services, and the food and drink and automotive sectors.
The European Business Awards for the Environment were established in 1987 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment. They are presented every two years with the aim of recognising and rewarding European companies that stimulate economic growth by contributing to innovation and competitiveness, while also protecting the environment. The scheme consists of five awards, rewarding businesses for management practices, eco-friendly products and services, sustainable processes, international business cooperation and – most recently – activities which protect biodiversity.
European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik stated: “The companies shortlisted for the European Business Awards for the Environment have a proven track record in combining business success and respect for the environment. They showcase real-world experience of the fruits of eco-innovation.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Lyon on 1st December 2014 at the Pollutec exhibition of environmental technologies in Lyon, France.
See the finalists for the 2014 EBAE.