Innovative Service Award
**NEW AWARD CATEGORY**
The intent of this award is to recognize an innovative service that significantly influences and drives the adoption of sustainability through an organization, customer base or industry. The Innovative Service Award applies to a company or service provider that can demonstrate having made a significant and measurable impact on Environmental, Social and/or Governance (ESG) metrics across a value chain. Some Examples could be developing a new sustainable technique or standard, a new structure or business model, or a new use of a material or waste stream.
The innovative service must have measurable impacts and include the quantification of business impact (% improvement, % reduction, etc.) for more than one customer and evidence must be provided in the application.
The Innovative Service award criteria is based one or more measurable outcomes including:
Integrates sustainability into strategic business decision making and overall operations
Develops and designs sustainability criteria for products, systems, services, processes, or buildings
Progresses innovative material use, transportation, resiliency, risk reduction, and/or social impact/equity
Advances workforce strategies demonstrating positive improvement in overall health, safety and wellness
Enables and advances ESG criteria and frameworks
Engages internal stakeholders with services, programs and tools that yield sustainability-driven innovation
Innovative services will vary yet creative and unique solutions are being developed to significantly advance sustainability across businesses, markets, and industries. We encourage any business with a service they consider to be innovative and drive sustainable solutions forward to apply for this award.
Applications should include identification and, if possible, quantification of the direct and indirect benefits outlined above.