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A Benchmark for Environmental Leadership

The challenges our planet faces are well-documented. However, there is no single, simple solution. Creating a sustainable future for our planet requires a collective effort – and bold environmental leadership.

 

The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) Awards honor the organizations and leaders dedicated to making real progress on the most pressing issue of our time. SEAL Award winners are determined by a holistic methodology that measures applicants against established benchmark metrics that demonstrate true impact and progress towards a healthy planet and a sustainable future.

 

We believe that recognition is a form of accountability – and that companies and organizations across the globe have a unique opportunity to drive environmental progress where politics cannot. The SEAL Awards celebrate the visionary leaders and organizations that embrace the responsibility to drive change, and power the innovation that will secure the future of our planet – leaving behind a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Criteria / Methodology

  • CITIZENSHIP   5%
  • GOVERNANCE   10%
  • METRICS   35%
  • STRATEGY   30%
  • DISCLOSURE   5%
  • SUPPLY CHAIN   15%

Measuring True Impact

The SEAL Awards blend a combination of quantitative and qualitative metrics with an expert review process to measure environmental progress across a range of categories. Environmental Award Winners must meet or exceed established baseline and comparative benchmarks.
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • Companies are measured across three governance categories: CSR/EHS-based CEO incentive compensation, established corporate code of conduct and executive education programs on CSR/EHS issues.
  • CORPORATE STRATEGY

  • Companies that have established clear, focused and measurable strategies that reach or exceed stated goals and objectives in sustainability efforts.

  • SUPPLY CHAIN ESG / CSR

  • Supply chain operations that enhance and improve environmental, social and governance metrics through every step of the process – from supplier selection through product delivery.

  • DISCLOSURE & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Companies that hold themselves accountable by providing transparency into their environmental impact with public reporting and integrated assurance measures.

  • PERFORMANCE

  • Companies that make a commitment to positive environmental impact, and follow through with measurable results proving that commitment, including direct GHG emissions, year to year improvement, total energy consumption and water usage.

  • CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP & ENGAGEMENT

  • Companies that make measurable contributions to a healthy environment, and work with their partners, stakeholders and community to promote a sustainable future.

2017 Business Sustainability Award Judging Panel

PHILLIP CROWDER

Director, Sustainability Services at Sealed Air Corporation

YAMINI DIXIT

Director, Global Responsibility & Sustainability at The Nielsen Company

JULIA KERTZ GRANT

Sustainability Program Manager at Micron

Founder of the SEAL Awards

LARS HOLM

Global Senior Manager CSR at Dentsu Aegis Network

SHARON VIDAL

Senior Manager EHS & Sustainability at Illumina

KATHERINE WALKER

Sustainability Manager – Performance at Sodexo

BRENNA ZIMMER

AVP, Environmental Sustainability Director at TJX

AL ZUCCO

Vice President – Sustainable Supply Chain at USG