38 People, Projects, and Organizations Awarded for Driving Sustainability Efforts


38 People, Projects, and Organizations Awarded for Driving Sustainability Efforts 

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2019—Today, the Business Intelligence Group announced the winners in the 2019 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. For-profit and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes submitted nominations to reward team members and gain exposure for the organization, its initiatives, and the exemplary accomplishments of its leaders as they work to reduce their impact on our environment. 

“The role of sustainability is becoming more prevalent in most organizations, but these nominees have provided everyone with a leadership standard we can all model,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “We are so proud to reward and recognize all of our winners and finalists, as they provide the leadership and vision needed to protect our environment.”

The 2019 Sustainability Award winners are:

Sustainability Hero of the Year (Executive)

  • Hanko Kiessner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Packsize International

Sustainability Initiative of the Year (Project)

  • AdCellerant – AdCellerant Gives

  • Dow Polyurethanes – RENUVA™ Mattress Project

  • Intrepid Group – Going Climate Positive

  • Itron and Discovery Education – Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World

  • Profile Products Sustainability Scorecard

  • Resolute Forest Products’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Investments

  • The Weather Company, an IBM Business – Forecast: Change

  • Vecor Limited – World’s First Systema Leonardo Plant

  • VEON and Jazz Pakistan

Sustainability Leadership Award (Organization)

  • Bridgestone Americas

  • Graham Packaging Company 

  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. 

  • Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

  • National Association of REALTORS® 

  • Profile Products 

  • QTS Realty Trust

  • Superior Essex Communications 

  • The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

  • VEON 

  • VEON and Kyivstar 

Sustainability Product of the Year (Product)

  • Dow Coating Materials PRIMAL™ RN Acrylic Emulsions

  • Dow Performance Silicones – DOWSIL™ TC-3015 Reworkable Thermal Gel

  • Dow Polyurethanes – RENUVA™ Polyols

  • Greenstone – Sustainability Framework Mapping

  • Diageo: Crown Royal Texas Mesquite

  • Inteva Products – Inteather™ Eco Trim

  • Johnson Controls – YORK® Mission Critical Direct Evaporative Cooling Air Handling Units 

  • Ledesma +Bio

  • MilliporeSigma’s Cyrene™ solvent in partnership with the University of York and Circa Group

  • Packsize International LLC – Packsize On Demand Packaging® Systems

  • PrimaLoft® Bio™

  • Vecor Limited – Alvanta Tiles

  • Wolters Kluwer | Enablon

  • Zahroof Valves, Inc. (ZVI) – The Zahroof StraightFlo Valve

Sustainability Service of the Year (Service)

  • Booster Fuels – On-Demand Mobile Fueling for Fleets & Consumers

  • Covanta – Covanta’s Safe Disposal of Medications Program

  • DARIACORDAR – Zero Desperdicio 360

The judges also named several finalists including: Anheuser-Busch: Brewing with 100% Renewable Electricity, Arpa Industriale S.p.A. – Bloom, Crothall Healthcare , ENGIE Insight’s Coast to Coast Sustainability Tour, IWC Schaffhausen, MilliporeSigma (the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany), Morrison Healthcare, PAN AMERICAN ENERGY – PAE’s Operations Management Model for Excellence, PT Astra International Tbk, Refinitiv, Ricardo Bennett, PARIS, Yanbu Refinery Department – Saudi Aramco – Conserving 90 Million Gallons of Water Via Enhancing Compressor Efficiency & Reliability Innovatively.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Maria Jimenez
Chief Nominations Officer
Business Intelligence Group
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