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What does it mean to enter our awards? And which category should you pick?


A lot of businesses are going green. Why is this?

Well, doing business the "eco-way" not only serves the environment and helps the planet heal - it also provides numerous commercial benefits Developing eco-friendly business models is a pathway to financial success - these are the technologies of the future, after all.

At Awards International, we witness companies of all sizes, from promising new micro-businesses to well-known corporations, showcasing their outstanding environmental initiatives and explaining the reasons for their success.

We hear stories about companies achieving net-zero emissions, launching recycling programmes, all the way to sustainable supply chains and innovative new green products.

We paid close attention to the hottest sustainability trends when designing our categories for this year's Gulf Sustainability Awards. No matter your company's size or sector, chances are we've got something for you!

We've divided the categories for 2022 into four sections:

● Environmental Sustainability: Honouring the sustainability initiatives that are transforming GCC companies and countries for the better.
● CSR Excellence: Celebrating companies that go the extra miles to serve their local communities
● Micro business: A special category recognising businesses with less than 10 employees
● People in Sustainability: Honouring the individuals and teams that are shaping the future of sustainability in the Gulf.

You can see the whole list of our categories here.

What's in it for you?

Earlier this week, we invited our dedicated Awards Consultant for GSA, Milan Nikolic, to have a chat about the awards. Read on to have all your biggest questions answered!

Why should you consider entering? Sustainability is one of the biggest trends in today's business world. And it's only going to get more important in the coming years.

To succeed in this new landscape, companies need to prove they're as sustainable and as socially conscious as possible. The best way to do that is to compete against other companies with your sustainability projects actually and see how good they really are.

What are the potential benefits?

There are so many benefits, but I’d say the most important three are recognition, learning and networking. You and your team will get recognised for your sustainability efforts by an independent panel of sustainability experts from across the region. If you win, your company will be part of an elite few in our Hall of Fame - the Gulf's sustainability champions.

Whether you win or not, GSA is an opportunity to learn from other people in your industry - and beyond. You'll be able to watch Open Presentations from other finalists and receive a detailed feedback report from the judges with their notes. This will not only help you understand your overall score - it will give you the tools you to keep improving.

You will get to network with these same professionals during the day, and also during the Awards Ceremony, forging new connections that might become partners, clients or friends.

Is the process of entering complicated?

It is very simple. In fact, there are only 3 steps:

1. Selecting your categories and applying
2. Writing your entries
3. If you reach the finals, presenting in front of the judges.

After that, you can relax, enjoy the gala dinner and wait for the announcement of the winners!

What happens if you win?

If you win, you get to give a speech in front of everyone and get a beautiful, sustainably-made trophy for your trophy cabinet. We will then announce you as a winner and induct you into our Hall of Fame.

We promote our winners extensively in the period between awards by creating articles or interviews with them for the Customer Experience Magazine, ensuring that your recognition and promotion don’t stop with your victory.

Thank you, Milan! If you have any more questions, feel free to book a call with him.

Enter our awards by the end of the day to get a massive discount on the standard entry price thanks to our Super Early Bird deal!

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