Applications open for Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious business awards programme in the world. Applications for Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development are now open.

The Sustainable Development category is aimed at organisations who are developing products and services that have a good impact upon, and provide major benefits to the environment, society and the economy.

Sustainability is defined as an activity that “ensures a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come”.

If you win you’ll be:

  • invited to a Royal reception
  • presented with the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials (for example, on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website)
  • given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy

The awards are valid for 5 years and winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility

To apply for the Sustainable Development award, you must:

  • show how you have achieved outstanding sustainable development for more than 2 years
  • provide evidence of the benefits or positive outcomes of your actions or interventions

To find out more about the Queen’s Awards, eligibility and how to apply, click here.


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