Judging criteria

Find out how the independent judging panel assesses nominations for the Green Globe Awards.

Tips for submitting a standout nomination

  • Tell us the story of your journey and achievements.
  • Use clear, concise and reader-friendly plain English. Avoid jargon.
  • Outline how over the last 2 years (or 10 years for the Lifetime Achievement Awards or 1 year for the Young Sustainability Champion Award) you engaged and collaborated with people to achieve success, and what made your project unique and innovative?
  • Ideally, the nominee or the project's owner should complete the nomination or have extensive input.
  • Support your claims with clear evidence. Use hard facts and figures that are quantifiable. Where possible, provide external verification of achievements.
  • Supply good quality images that tell the story of your project and its success. This does not include logos, brandmarks and other corporate 'identity'. Just think, what would you like to see in media release, online or case study about your achievement?

Judging criteria

The first 3 criteria are for the award categories listed below. You must provide evidence of your past achievements, engagement, partnerships, leadership and innovation over the last 2 years (2017 to 2019).

  • Built Environment Award
  • Business Leadership Award
  • Climate Change Leadership Award
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Natural Environment Award
  • Public Sector Leadership Award
  • Resource Efficiency Award
  • Sustainability Champion Award

Each of the following 3 criteria will account for one third of the final scores in judging.

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

Explain the tangible outcomes and/or benefits for the environment that relate to the success of your project, organisation or individual from the last 2 years (2017 to 2019).

In your description, you must provide facts and figures and date the key environmental outcomes were achieved.

What sort of outcomes and benefits are we looking for?

  • ecological/environmental
  • social/cultural
  • financial/economic.

What was the scale of impact you achieved for your:

  • organisation
  • industry
  • region or community.

Examples may include:

  • copies of any certifications achieved
  • graphs
  • data
  • excerpts from annual reports and/or year-on-year comparisons of resource savings.

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

Tell us about the people, businesses and communities you or your organisation have engaged and partnered with to deliver the project and work to achieve environmental and commercial results. Examples must cover the last 2-year period (2017 to 2019). Examples may include the following:

Engagement

  • Proactive engagement, consultation and involvement of:
    • staff (training and education)
    • management
    • customers
    • the wider community
    • key stakeholders
    • suppliers and your supply chain (procurement)
    • the industry (how have you worked with the business community to improve environmental practices within your industry and has this involvement led to changes in policy and industry standards?).

Partnerships

  • Development of long term partnerships with significant results.

Communication

  • Communication, training and education plans to engage and increase the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders on the project including the impacts of climate change.
  • Use of social-media channels to increase engagement – provide links and number of followers.
  • Media received (print, radio, digital, social media).
  • Details of your participation in mentoring activities.
  • Sustainability goals and actions promoted and supported by stakeholders and partners (can include the UN Sustainable Development Goals).

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

Outline how the project, organisation or individual is unique and has shown outstanding leadership and innovation in its/their field. Examples must cover the last 2-year period (2017 to 2019).

Some examples may include:

  • Innovative steps taken to fill an unmet environmental need and address the impact of climate change.
  • Application of a new, innovative technology, product or process.
  • Integration of innovative, sustainable and environmental practice into you or your organisations overall business plan and operations strategy resulting in growth. Include details of how the plan is implemented, monitored and reviewed.
  • Environmental leadership which has made a sustainable impact on the organisation, industry and/or community.
  • What will take the project into the future.

These criteria are only for the Lifetime Achievement Awards for individuals and organisations. You must provide evidence of your past achievements, engagement, partnerships, leadership and innovation over the last 10 years (2009 to 2019).

6000-character limit (approximately 1000 words)

Explain the tangible outcomes and benefits for the environment you (for individuals category) or your organisation (for organisations category) has achieved over this period (2009 to 2019).

In your description, you must provide facts, figures and dates for the key environmental outcomes which were achieved across the minimum 10-year period (2009 to 2019).

What sort of outcomes and benefits are we looking for?

  • ecological/environmental
  • social/cultural
  • financial/economic.

What was the scale of impact achieved for your:

  • organisation
  • industry
  • region/community.

Examples may include:

  • copies of any certifications achieved
  • graphs
  • data
  • excerpts from annual reports and/or year-on-year comparisons of resource savings.

6000-character limit (approximately 1000 words)

Tell us about the people, businesses and communities you/your organisation have engaged and partnered with to deliver the project/s and worked to achieve environmental and commercial results. Examples must cover a consistent minimum 10-year period (2009 to 2019). Examples may include:

Engagement

  • Proactive engagement, consultation and involvement of:
    • staff (training and education)
    • management
    • customers
    • wider community
    • key stakeholders
    • suppliers and your supply chain (procurement)
    • the industry (how have you worked with the business community to improve environmental practices within your industry and has this led to changes in policy and industry standards?).

Partnerships

  • Development of long term partnerships and collaborations with significant results.

Communication

  • Communication, training and education plans to engage and increase the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders on the project including the impacts of climate change.
  • Use of social-media channels to increase engagement (provide links and number of followers).
  • Media received (print, radio, digital, social media).
  • Details of your participation in mentoring activities.
  • Sustainability goals and actions promoted and supported by stakeholders and partners (can include the UN Sustainable Development Goals).

6000-character limit (approximately 1000 words)

Outline how you (for individuals category) or the organisation (for organisations category) is unique and has shown consistent outstanding leadership and innovation in your or the organisation's field over the last minimum 10-years (2009 to 2019).

Examples may include:

  • Innovative steps taken to fill an unmet environmental need and address the impact of climate change.
  • Application of a new, innovative technology, product or process.
  • Integration of innovative, sustainable and environmental practice into your organisations overall business plan and operations strategy resulting in growth. Include details of how the plan is implemented, monitored and evaluated.
  • Environmental leadership which has made a sustainable impact on the organisation, industry and/or community.
  • What will take the project into the future.

The following criteria relate only to the Young Sustainability Champion Award. You will need to provide evidence of leadership and engagement over the last year (May 2018 to May 2019), and describe your future plans.

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

Tell us your story. What are the benefits to the environment/community, resulting from your work?

How have you shown outstanding leadership?

Are there any challenges that have you overcome that makes this achievement even more rewarding?

Include examples over at least a one-year period from May 2018 to May 2019.

Explain how you have:

  • taken the lead to address an environmental need
  • applied a new or existing technology, product or process
  • brought about change in your organisation, industry and/or community
  • set new environmental standards through your work and increased sustainability action
  • created new strategies for growth
  • gained strong community and peer support for your work.

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

How have you involved others to help to achieve positive environmental results for your projects?

How have you engaged a range of people/organisations to promote your work?

Include examples over at least a one-year period from May 2018 to May 2019.

You are encouraged to include:

  • how you actively engaged others in your project/s
  • the partnerships and collaborations that you have developed for long-lasting results
  • how you communicated the project to others
  • use of your social-media channels – provide links and number of followers
  • any examples of media attention received.

3000-character limit (approximately 500 words)

Describe your commitment to sustainability and environmental protection and how you plan to achieve your goals.

What is your next challenge and what would you like to achieve?

What additional support do you think you need to help you achieve this goal?