Impact at Work Award
2013 entry period now open!
While most awards congratulate corporate heads and other high-profile individuals, our Impact at Work Award recognizes the hardworking but unsung individuals who roll up their sleeves to implement real change on the job.
The Impact at Work Award is your chance to earn recognition for your efforts, and build credibility and buy-in for your project.
What kinds of projects are eligible?
We look for projects – large and small – that demonstrate measurable value added to companies through social and environmental initiatives led by Net Impact members. By “value” we mean initiatives that are closely connected to furthering the objectives of the organization or community in which they operate. This value is by no means limited to monetary gains, but also includes increased employee engagement and wellness, waste reduction, energy and resource conservation, social impact, and more. All eligible entries are evaluated by a panel of expert judges reflecting a range of sustainable business expertise, based on the following criteria:
35% | Measurable difference in key environmental or social area and ability to quantify value of initiative to the organization
30% | Qualitative impact of the project
20% | Long-term sustainability of initiative
15% | Creativity of approach
Examples of eligible entries:
- A workplace greening plan that reduced water and energy consumption
- Converting a normally high-impact event into a zero-waste event
- Implementing a monthly pro bono service event among employees
- Partnering with a local regulatory agency to implement a packaging take-back program
What we're not looking for:
- Volunteer projects that do not involve an application of business-related skill sets
- Participation in organization-wide initiatives not started by the Net Impact member or team entering the contest
- Projects whose main impact occurs outside the eligibility period
- Projects that were originated/managed by existing CSR groups within your organization