Previous entrants in the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards say that their involvement has led to better staff morale, improved profiling with their customers and stronger community relationships.
Recent research by Sustainability Victoria says that entrants not only demonstrate increased energy efficiencies and reduced bills through their sustainability projects, by telling their stories through the Awards they enjoy a range of other benefits.
Last year’s winner of the Premier’s Recognition Award was Yume Food – Australia’s first online platform that enables food suppliers, such as manufacturers, primary producers and importers to sell their quality surplus products at a discount to commercial buyers in the food service industry such as caterers, wholesalers, restaurants, hotels and event centres.
Yume’s Founder and CEO, Katy Barfield, said “We’re asked to enter a lot of awards’ programs but have to be quite selective. The Premier’s Sustainability Awards program appealed to us for a range of reasons.
“One of the best results for us has been the recognition. Through our hard work and acknowledgement of programs like this, we have a respected voice in media, and I’m often asked to speak at conferences and other industry events. It gives us a great opportunity to spread the word even further.”
Sustainability Victoria assists entrants throughout the nomination process, then finalists and winners are provided with media releases, social media graphics, professional photos and other promotional collateral.
“Our 2018 finalists and winners tell us that the Awards’ process improves engagement and marketing opportunities at every stage. From the time they complete their entries through to the announcement of finalists, then at the prestigious ceremony to announce winners and beyond, entrants report a really positive experience,” Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said.
In the Awards’ 17-year history, businesses, schools, organisations and community groups have enjoyed the chance to not only demonstrate their sustainability success but to promote it.
“Now is the time for any group doing good sustainability work to highlight their sustainability through the Premier’s Sustainability Awards,” Mr Krpan adds.
Entries close at 5.00pm Thursday, 13 June 2019.