CELEBRATE THE BALTIC FRONT-RUNNERS IN SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION
Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards celebrate the innovators, changemakers, and leaders in sustainability. We aspire to highlight and honor the brightest minds and leading-edge achievements in sustainability innovation. The Awards bring together Baltic business leaders, GreenTech startups, organizations, and aspiring individuals to salute their triumphs and innovations in sustainability.
Applications for the Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards are now closed and the Jury has selected three finalists in each subcategory. The winners will be announced during the Awards ceremony at the Future Forum conference on Dec 9.
When it comes to sustainability, we all play our part. For Impact nominees, we are looking for achievements by various type of organizations at reducing their negative impact on the environment. May it be a new internal process, product revision, or dropping a feature, it all comes down to the impact. Options are endless and individual; ergo, the Impact category has three sub-categories.
➔ Large enterprises
➔ NGOs & Public Sector
It's time we realize the potential innovation and technology have when it comes down to sustainability. GreenTech startups are solving some of the most burning global challenges, while enterprises themselves are developing industry-disrupting solutions. In this category, we welcome cutting-edge innovations from both startups and enterprises.
Not always you need new developments in technology or company-wide efforts to make a change. Having aspiring individuals with a mission to make a lasting effort for sustainability or inspire others is equally important. We invite individuals who believe they serve as an example for others to apply and become the Changemakers of Baltic Sustainability Awards!
➔ Individuals with a mission
Our goal with the awards and your achievements is to show the Baltic business sector how investments in innovation outperform those in marketing. How choosing sustainability innovation is the responsible alternative to greenwashing. In return, here's what's in it for you!
➔ Showcase your sustainability achievements
➔ Be recognized as one of sustainability innovation leaders
➔ Be featured in the first Baltic Sustainability Report
➔ Inspire others to learn from your achievements
➔ Do your part at fighting Greenwashing
➔ Take the main stage at the Future Forum conference
PROCESS & TIMELINE
Organizations and individuals apply for chosen category by filling in an online form. Enterprises can apply both to Impact and Innovation categories. Application forms differ category by category.
Application forms are used for Evaluation. Category specific jury members evaluate all eligible applications by allocating individual scores based on the evaluation criteria.
TOP 3 finalists are announced in each Impact sub-category and Innovation category. For Changemaker category separate TOP 3 is selected in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
FINALIST PROMOTION & PREPERATION
Finalists in Impact, Innovation and Changemaker categories prepare for Final Pitches for the Jury that will take place during the Awards ceremony. In the meantime, the public is already introduced to the finalist solutions.
➔ Finalist pitches
➔ Winner announcement
The Awards ceremony takes place as the conclusion of Future Forum conference. Finalists in Impact and Innovation categories pitch for Jury. The winners are announced in all categories.
METHODOLOGY & EVALUATION FOCUS
To make sure Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards are bestowed on the winners resting on data-based, fair, transparent, and clear decisions, we have crafted the methodology together with Plan A. Plan A is one of Europe's leading GreenTech companies and the first carbon accounting software whose methodology is certified by TÜV Rheinland, the leading certification body in DACH. Visit Terms of Participation to explore the complete methodology and evaluation criteria that all rely on the following cornerstones.
Real environmentally-oriented achievements
Potential to benefit the largest number of people
Enhance in the most meaningful way
Degree of innovation and it's value added
Clear and proven metrics of success
Lasting impact on society or environment