SEAL Sustainability Award honorees ranged from global brands (like Disneyland, General Motors, Salesforce, Samsung, and Skullcandy) to high-growth start-ups and scale-ups (like Convoy, Mapistry, and Polestar).
“Increased corporate prioritization of ESG initiatives has been a welcome and needed change as our climate crisis further accelerates. This increased investment in sustainable business practices has raised the bar for ESG excellence, making this our most competitive award event ever with a record number of submissions,” commented Matt Harney, SEAL Awards’ Founder. “Our mission at SEAL is to rigorously assess and then celebrate extraordinary sustainability leadership. We’re honored to present these Sustainability Award winners.”
Judged by a panel of ten sustainability and ESG experts, the event featured four distinct sustainability award categories:
SEAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE AWARD
This award honors specific environmental and sustainability initiatives.
The Environmental Initiative Award winners were:
- A2A S.p.A.
- Anuvia Plant Nutrients
- Atlas Renewable Energy
- Clean Earth
- DBS Bank
- Denis Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
- Disneyland Resort
- Event Network
- Fresh Del Monte Produce
- General Motors
- Gotham Greens
- Green Standards Ltd.
- Kadant Corporation
- Lonely Whale
- Majid Al Futtaim
- Manulife / John Hancock
- Medline Industries, LP
- NRG Energy
- PepsiCo Beverages North America
- Samsung Austin Semiconductor
- Smithfield Foods
- Stericycle Inc.
- VELUX A/S
- Vertical Bridge
- Yealands Wine Group
SEAL SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS
This award recognizes innovations that represent game-changing ideas that bring us to a more sustainable future.
The Sustainable Innovation Award winners were:
- BanQu + Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
- Better Packaging Co
- Evodrop AG
- HHS (Hospital Housekeeping Systems)
- Krungthai Bank PCL
- SM Supermalls
- Smarter Sorting
- The Red Sea Development Company
SEAL SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT AWARD WINNERS
The SEAL Sustainable Product Award honors innovative and impactful products that are literally “purpose-built” for a sustainable future
The Sustainable Product Award winners were:
- Pollastic by Better Packaging Co
- Vuse – First global, carbon-neutral vape brand by British American Tobacco
- Dentaqua by Dentaqua Ltd.
- Dow METEOR™ EO-RETRO 2000 Catalyst by Dow
- EVOprime; nanotechnology water filter by Evodrop AG
- Gold&Green® Pulled Oats® by Gold&Green Foods
- TegraSurf Industrial Surfactant by Integrity Biochem
- IBM z15™ by IBM
- KPS Global Gel Pack Freezer System by KPS Global
- The Lattice Nexus Platform by Lattice Semiconductor
- The Lockengelöt Nightstand: Hand made from oil barrels by Lockengelöt
- EHS Software by Mapistry
- Sabre™ with Stealth Technology Product Line by Niagara
- PATH: The Bottled Water Brand that Doesn’t Want to Sell You More Bottled Water
- Innovative, 3-D-printed, plant-based eyewear by ROLF Spectacles Corp.
- Net Zero Cloud by Salesforce
- Ultracast Viva Release Paper by Sappi North America
- Teadit® Style 2848 by Teadit
- UBQ Materials Ltd
- Deterra® Drug Deactivation System by Verde Environmental Technologies Inc.
- Enablon Vision Platform by Wolters Kluwer
- Sustainable Aviation Fuel by World Energy
SEAL SUSTAINABLE SERVICE AWARD WINNERS
The SEAL Sustainable Service Award recognizes innovative services that set a new standard for sustainability.
The Sustainable Service Award winners were:
The 2021 award entry fees were contributed to help fund SEAL’s ongoing #UpTheCup Impact Campaign, which calls on Starbucks to adopt truly recyclable cups. The #UpTheCup petition has attracted over 70,000 supporters on Change.org to date.
ABOUT THE SEAL AWARDS
SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards is an environmental advocacy organization that honors leadership through our business sustainability awards & environmental journalism awards while funding research and pursuing our own environmental impact campaigns.
The SEAL Awards core pillars are:
- Business Sustainability Awards – honors the most sustainable companies in the world, like Adidas, AMD, Cisco, and Tide
- Environmental Journalism Awards – representative past winners include journalists from Guardian, New York Times, and Grist
- Impact Campaigns – representative campaigns include “#UpTheCup” and “Eco Rewards”
- Environmental Research Grants
Glasses manufacturer ROLF was founded in 2009 in the heart of Austria’s Tyrolean Alps. The family company has become known for its unique wooden glasses, and has now supplemented its offering with eyewear made out of titanium, stone, horn, and plant-based materials – all without using any screws, thereby eliminating the need for any maintenance. In 2022, ROLF employed 33 people at its site in Weißenbach in the Tyrol region of Austria, and dispatched its glasses to more than 50 countries around the world. Founder and visionary Roland Wolf has already surprised the international eyewear market with several innovations related to his core product, starting with materials and moving on to production technology and design. The eyewear designer’s approach is to combine his love of nature with timeless styles and innovative technology, the success of which is evidenced by numerous awards, including the Silmo d’Or, the German Design Award, the Green Design Award, the Red Dot Award, and the Muse Design Award. But despite the international acclaim and awards, the creative company continues to manufacture in the home of the brand, by hand, and using natural resources, thereby remaining faithful to the pillars of the business: creating products that respect yesterday, work for today, and prepare for tomorrow.
“Our home country of Austria, the Tyrolean mountains, and our natural Alpine surroundings have always been an important influence for ROLF. Their organic shapes are now being reflected in the new surface textures of the substance mount collection,” explains Roland Wolf, founder and managing director of ROLF.