Business Leadership Award

People and organisations that are doing things differently for the sake of the environment.

This award recognises outstanding NSW businesses or corporations that have integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into their organisation. This includes consolidating environmental sustainability into their strategy, planning and operations or service delivery, and showing that this strengthens their commercial viability.

2017 Green Globe Award winner

Stone & Wood Brewing Company: good beer is our thing

Wood Brewing line up of All Year Beer in bottlesHailing from Byron Bay, Stone & Wood brews handcrafted beer. It’s a business that brings to life everything that is great about village breweries – a philosophy of connection with the local community – and reflects what a contemporary business should be.

‘Traditionally, a brewery didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, ’says James Perrin the company’s sustainability manager. ‘It could also be relied upon to help support the wider community.’

The think-local approach is a part of Stone & Wood’s core business ethos. The company aims to have more than half their beer sold within a three-hour drive of the brewery.

‘At Stone & Wood we are committed to taking care of the earth that we walk on,’ says James. ‘After all, this is the only planet with beer.’

Finalists

Aerial photo of De Bortoli Wines

De Bortoli Wines: De Bortoli Wines – Working Towards Zero Waste

De Bortoli is striving to become a zero-waste winery with a grape-to-glass sustainability approach across the whole business including chemical recovery to reduce impacts on wastewater and improve soil quality.

Heat and power unit uses methane from pigs' manure

Rivalea Australia: Rivalea Minimise Environmental Footprint

Rivalea has significantly minimised its environmental footprint through an efficient use of methane from pigs’ compost to run heat and power.

Splendour in the Grass crowds

Splendour in the Grass: Sustainable Splendour

The festival has given a high priority to minimising the environmental impact on its unique natural setting through refillable stainless steel drink bottles, sustainable glamping, recyclable food containers, composting toilets and habitat-regeneration program which results in 1000 native trees being planted on site by volunteers and visitors during the festival.