Cleantech Industry Awards Part 3
Three additional global awards that are relevant to Clariter and have not been mentioned in the previous research nor in any of the provided documents are Cleantech Group's Global Cleantech 100 list and associated awards, the Energy & Environment Foundation's Global Sustainability Award, and the International CSR Excellence Awards. Below are the details regarding these awards, followed by an explanation of our research methodology.
Cleantech Group's Global Cleantech 100
- Every year, Cleantech Group recognizes 100 of the leading companies in the cleantech industry in its annual Global Cleantech 100 report. The report is free to download here.
- The report recognizes "100 leading companies poised to solve some of our biggest challenges over the next five to ten years." As Clariter is seeking to take on the monumental problem of plastic waste, it would certainly qualify for this list.
- While nominations for the list are free, entrepreneurs must nominate at least two other companies in addition to their own. Nominations are currently closed for the 2020 report.
- Once a company has been recognized on the list, it qualifies for the annual Cleantech 100 Awards. These are automatically awarded to companies in various categories that are highest-ranked on the list. Categories include "Early Stage Company of the Year," "Rising Star Company of the Year," "Europe and Israel Company of the Year," and others.
- They are presented at the Global Cleantech 100 Gala, along with the unveiling of the latest Global Cleantech 100 report. The gala is held in San Francisco.
Energy & Environment Foundation (EEF)'s Global Sustainability Award
- The EEF is a "not-for-profit, non-political, neutral and independent, non-governmental organization (NGO)" and its primary purpose "is to promote sustainable development of the world’s energy and natural resources in an integrated and holistic way for the benefit of mankind."
- It designates several annual awards to companies making notable contributions across a variety of categories; the one that seems most relevant to Clariter is its Global Sustainability Award, awarded for "excellent contributions, commitment and actions that have made a positive impact on the environment...by helping to improve the management of natural resources, demonstrating new ways to tackle climate change or raising awareness of emerging environmental challenges."
- This award focuses on various criteria, such as sustainability management, green initiatives and production optimization, that are directly related to Clariter's efforts regarding plastic waste repurposing.
- The processing fee for the award nomination is US$1000. Awards are presented in New Delhi, India.
The International CSR Excellence Awards
- The Green Organisation, sponsor of the Green Apple Awards discussed in the previous research, also sponsors an award involving corporate social responsibility excellence. The awards "recognize and reward" the efforts of "responsible, caring companies" that are "a realistic force for good."
- While these awards are not focused solely on cleantech, they have multiple categories that are relevant to Clariter. In its general categories, the 'Innovation' category applies to Clariter's revolutionary plastic waste repurposing process; and in its environmental categories, 'pollution avoidance' and 'waste management' could both apply to Clariter's business.
- The first entry for an award is free, provided it is submitted before March 31, with subsequent entries costing £100 plus VAT. The award appears to be presented at the Green Apple Awards ceremony in London, England.
Your research team employed the following strategy:
To locate additional globally-recognized awards that would be relevant to Clariter, we utilized databases, lists of awards, organizations in the cleantech and green tech space, and media reports. We avoided all awards mentioned in the previous research and in the provided documents, and considered awards that require any amount of investment. Additionally, we considered awards that do not focus exclusively on the cleantech industry, but have at least one distinct component focused on this industry (e.g. the International CSR Excellence Awards). As it was not always possible to quantitatively compare awards to definitively determine those that are "most globally recognizable," we simply selected awards that describe themselves as global in scale and consider companies from across the globe.