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For this year's awards, we have developed a set of categories that reflect the latest trends and practices in sustainability and CSR. Go through each category carefully and choose the one(s) that will best represent your initiative.

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

Environmental Sustainability: Recognising 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.

Environmental Sustainability:

Environmental Sustainability Programme

For organisations that have placed sustainability at the heart of their business through an effective and well-developed programme of change.

Environmental Sustainability Programme - Large Organizations

Major Contribution to Natural Conservation

Celebrating the way in which your organisation went above and beyond in an effort to help preserve the natural habitat for the long term.

Innovation in Sustainable Technologies

Never has potential in sustainable technology promised so much as it does today. We're living in an era of innovation, and this category will showcase the best cutting-edge tech utilised by MENA companies.

Sustainable Business Model

The most effective business models built on sustainability are “future ready” and thrive in a truly sustainable society. This category celebrates sustainable models that enjoy commercial success while remaining true to eco-principles.

Water and Waste Management

Water conservation is a crucial component of any GCC organisation’s sustainability programme, along with wider waste management. This category is for organisations leading the way in saving essential resources and reducing waste.

Best use of Renewable Energy

Using renewable energy most effectively is essential to long-term success. This category will praise organisations that excel in this area and have the best results.

Best Net-Zero Initiative

This category is for those sustainability initiatives that help an organisation reach its target of net-zero carbon emissions.

Best Net-Zero Initiative - Large Organizations: Sponsored by Splash

Green Building

Innovation in architecture and design of buildings has led to reduced carbon footprints throughout the Gulf. Here, we recognise the outstanding structures that symbolise sustainable futures.

Best Sustainable Product

Sustainability efforts can be improved significantly with sustainable products. This category is for organisations that have created a product the best sustainability features.

Government Sustainability Initiative

Goverment help is immensely important for sustainability projects big and small. This category will honour those efforts coming from the government, dedicated to creating a better future for the community.

UN's Sustainable Development Goals: Sponsored by Petromin Express

The United Nations has a list of 17 sustainability goals to be achieved by 2030. This award recognises an organisation that is contributing to the realisation of these targets. Show us how you're creating a better future!

CSR Excellence

Best CSR Initiative

This category focuses on the corporate social responsibility practices of firms and their roadmaps to success in the field. The most innovative initiatives from the past year will come before the judges.

Best CSR Initiative - Large Organizations

Best Community Development: Sponsored by Xceed

Sustainable communities flourish when guided by unifying principles towards a common goal. Companies play their part in this growth with vital input/ and we honour those with innovative initiatives in this category.

Learning and Educational Programme

For firms that deliver exemplary education programmes within their localities and further afield. This award celebrates the incredible work of organisations giving back to the communities in which they thrive.

Best Sustainability Education and Awareness Programme

Organisations are educating employees and their wider communities on sustainability issues as the topic becomes increasingly central to success. This category celebrates the very best programmes initiated by the most forward-thinking.

Best Workplace and HR Practices

The sustainable ethos should permeate a business from top to bottom. This category rewards organisations who create a flourishing culture among their employees, dedicated to their benefit and that of the wider organisation.

Best Reaction to Crisis

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many companies to realign their sustainability and CSR strategy as the way we do business changed. This category is for organisations that have risen to this challenge with innovation and a commitment to maintaining green credentials or helping the society during the crisis.

People in Sustainability

Sustainability Team of the Year

Sustainability success requires teamwork, and this award will go to the organisation with the most active team committed to their eco goals.

Sustainability Professional of the Year

An award for outstanding success in the sector by an individual. This will be one of the most competitive categories this year, with the winner receiving sustainability’s most sought-after solo title in the Gulf.