Climate Action Leader Award

This award, sponsored by EECA, will be presented to an organisation actively leading and delivering impact and scale with climate action.

Addressing the challenge of climate change must be a priority for businesses. How they respond will determine whether we succeed in meeting our ‘net zero carbon’ goal for Aotearoa, especially in making significant emissions reductions in the next ‘decade of action’, starting now.

Businesses at the forefront of this response are embedding climate action across their operations. They are reducing their operational emissions. They are influencing their staff, suppliers and customers to have a much broader and deeper impact on emissions reduction. They are preparing for the effects of climate change. They inspire others to follow.

This award will be presented to an organisation actively leading and delivering impact and scale with their climate action.

Your focus is on reducing your own carbon footprint (including your supply chain).

The finalists for the Climate Action Leader Award are:

Click on each finalist to read a short case study about their initiative.

We asked EECA what inspired them to enter the Sustainable Business Awards:

“We’re sponsoring the Climate Action Leader Award because we want to recognise businesses who are on the right side of history, taking Gen Less actions and setting the agenda for emissions reduction.

“Climate action is essential, but we believe New Zealand businesses, and their customers, will get more out of life by using less harmful energy. Leaders in this space may be taking risks by choosing new ways of working, but they also reap the rewards of lower emissions, loyal clients, and a healthy bottom line.

“It’s exciting to see the innovation and ideas coming from the businesses who enter these awards.”