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Marie Claire and Volvo reveal top pioneers in sustainability

Australia’s home of style, Marie Claire, has announced food and beverage industry players among the winners of the inaugural Marie Claire Sustainability Awards. 

In partnership with VOLVO, the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards champion businesses and products that are implementing genuine change and building a better tomorrow. 

Winners in industries were selected across seven categories by four judges.

These judges included Marie Claire editor Georgie Abay, sustainability expert, and founder of eco-friendly business Banish and 2023 Marie Claire Eco-Warrior of the Year, Lottie Dalziel, activist and author Clare Press and Thread Together founder and chair, Andie Halas.

Ronni Kahn scooped top honour as this year’s ‘Hall of Fame’ winner which celebrated the social entrepreneur’s commitment to transforming the food waste landscape.  

Abay said Kahn stands at the top of Australia’s sustainability journey. 

“There is no question that Ronni Kahn stands at the pinnacle of the sustainability journey for Australia. Her commitment to advocating for a healthier community, and planet, is leading the way for a nationwide change in food consumption and waste,” said Abay. 

Sustainable alcohol brand, Ugly Vodka, shined thanks to it’s offering consumers the rare opportunity to drink with a clear conscience. 

Taking home the prize in the Food & Drink category, Ugly Vodka fights to combat the food wastage crisis by creating the perfect sip with ugly and supermarket-rejected apples.

VOLVO Managing Director, Stephen Connor said the partner company was proud to partner with Marie Claire to help put a spotlight on industry visionaries. 

“We are incredibly proud to partner with Marie Claire to help highlight the visionaries, pioneers and trailblazers who strive for the greater good for both our people and our planet. 

Congratulations to each of the winners on your endeavours in implementing change and building a better tomorrow,” said Connor. 

Full profiles of the winners are now featured in the June issue of Marie Claire, on sale 2024. 

Other winners of the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards winners are:

HALL OF FAME: Ronni Kahn

FASHION: Maggie Marilyn

FOOD & DRINK: Ugly Vodka

HOME & LIFESTYLE: Pleasant State


PARENTING: Toy Libraries Australia

TRAVEL: Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania

ACCESSORIES: Natalie Marie Jewellery

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