Business Leadership Award

This award recognises outstanding NSW businesses or corporations that have fully integrated environmental management and sustainable practices into all aspects of their strategy, planning and operations and/or service delivery to strengthen its commercial viability.

Open to NSW businesses and business-sector organisations.

Meet your winner

Unilever Australia and New Zealand: Unilever Sustainable Living Plan

Winner: Unilever

Selling more than 400 brands in over 190 countries, Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of food, home and personal care products. Through their Sustainable Living Plan the company is working to halve the environmental footprint of its products by 2020 and make sustainable living commonplace. Unilever also works with other businesses, government and NGOs to make progress on major issues such as climate change, deforestation and sustainable agriculture.

Judges' comment: 'The judges saw that with complex supply chains and multiple business streams, Unilever is starting to demonstrate change in areas from social engagement to materials use and there is real scope of impact and opportunities ahead.'

Winners' comment: 'We are honoured to win the Green Globe Business Leadership Award and proud of our continued progress in driving long-term sustainable business growth through our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.' Clive Stiff, Chairman and CEO, Unilever Australia and New Zealand

Meet your highly commended


Highly Commended: BioPak

BioPak was founded in 2006 to provide sustainable and renewable plant-based alternatives to plastic food packaging. The company's disposable packaging is made from sustainably sourced rapidly renewable materials and aims to give consumers an affordable, hygienic, and aesthetically pleasing way of enjoying take-away food without a negative environmental impact.

Meet your finalist

IKEA Australia: IKEA People & Planet Positive

Finalist: IKea

With over 300 stores and 44 factories in 26 countries, global manufacturing and retail group IKEA emphasises the sustainable sourcing and production of its products. Their market focus has been on optimising environmental and social outcomes in product design, manufacture and retailing. The company presents a strong environmental responsibility message to its 14-million-plus annual visitors in Australia.

Page last updated: 07 February 2017