Why you should enter the Victorian Premiers Sustainability Awards 


Feedback from recent Premier’s Sustainability Awards’ entrants confirms their involvement has led to wide-ranging benefits for staff, customers and communities.

“In the Awards’ 16-year history, schools, businesses, organisations and community groups have enjoyed the opportunity to not only demonstrate their sustainability work, but to promote it with their broader stakeholders,” Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, said.

Mr Krpan added that there were a range of reasons why waste management organisations and projects should enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in 2018.

“Previous finalists and winners report that completing the entry leads to reflection and pride in what they have achieved. It’s great for staff and community morale!”

“Many organisations involve a range of stakeholders with their projects. The recognition gained from the Awards helps strengthen these existing relationships and supports future engagement.”

“Having your green credentials acknowledged promotes your reputation and can give you a marketing edge. Sustainability Victoria supports finalists and winners with media releases and promotional collateral.”

“Involvement in the program offers unique opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and create new opportunities. The Awards ceremony is the night of nights for Victoria’s sustainability sector,” Mr Krpan said.

Last year’s Environmental Protection category, sponsored by the EPA, featured finalist Yarra Valley Water. Damien Bassett, Manager Waste to Energy Services said, “To have our ReWaste facility nominated as finalist for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards has been incredibly useful, and has supported the facility’s credibility in the early phase of building the new business. It has helped to raise awareness of this new service and with potential customers.”

Winner of the Premier’s Recognition Award was Melbourne business eWater Systems, inventor of a water splitting technology which cleans and sanitises without chemicals. Their Director, Dawn O’Neil says they ‘sought an award with prestige that would provide further credibility to our brand and affirm the faith our loyal clients have.’

“Winning is a validation of eWater Systems as a company and its purpose (reducing our chemical footprint), particularly by an organisation like Sustainability Victoria which is a government funded entity with significant credibility ... a really strong endorsement of all the years of hard work.”

Entries in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close Thursday, 7 June, 2018. More information is @


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