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Award Name European Awards for the Environment - The Product Award for Sustainable Development
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Details The European Awards for the Environment are designed to recognise and promote, as an example to others, organisations which make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development. They aim to highlight policies, practices, processes and products from all sectors of business in the European Union which help achieve 'economic and social development without detriment to the environment and natural resources upon the quality of which continued human activity and further development depend'.

Entry Requirements Entrants must have won a national award in their own country that is recognised as a 'feeder' award to the European Awards. Download full information on entering the European Awards for the Environment
Entry Fee nil
Criteria Summary The Product Award for Sustainable Development recognises how the careful design of products and services can promote sustainable consumption and create new business opportunities. The judges will look for a new product or related service that meets consumer needs while using fewer resources and causing less environmental damage over its life-cycle than the nearest existing equivalent. Entries may consist of stand alone products or product-service systems. In either case, credit will be given to those that demonstrate that good design can deliver cost-effective improvements in quality of life for consumers and other stakeholders in society.
Judges Monsieur Philippe Bodson - Senator, Honorary President of the "Federation des Enterprises de Belgique". Mr Philippe Bourdeau - Chairman of the European Environmental Agency Scientific Committee. Mr Michael Cooke - Chairman of the "Forum for Environmental and Sustainable Development Awards" steering group. Mme Garcia Orcoyen - European Deputy. Mr Klaus Kohlhase - Consultant, Senior Environmental Advisor to BP Amoco. M Jean-Marc Lepeu - Director of the Exteriors Affairs to Renault. Mr Hans-Roland Lindgren - Director of International Affairs to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Mr W.C.J Quick - Consultant for Environmental and safety issues. Mr Heikki Vuonamo - Editor in Chief of "Tekniikka & Talous". Mr Andreas Windsperger - Scientific Director of the Institute for Industrial Ecology.
Sponsors These awards are a European Commission initiative.
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RSA Accredited No

Established 05/12/2000
Last Award 02/06/2004
Next Award No date entered
Closing Date 15/01/2006

Previous Winners

2004 -
Matussiere & Forest, France. For 'Turning Over a Green Leaf' - 100% recycled coated paper

2002 -
Achmea Schadeservice BV, the Netherlands "Green car insurance policy"
and Gea-sol D.O.O, Slovenia "Solar tile"
and TTS A/S, Denmark "Green Light Traffic Signal"

2000 -
AGVA-GEVAERT NV - Chemical-free medical imaging system.

Other Info This is one of four categories in the European Awards for the Environment.

Last updated 09/03/2005