Meet SBO’s 2013 Innovation in Sustainability Award winners (Photos)
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
New Seasons Market is one of the 20 companies that landed Innovation in Sustainability honors this year. Click through for details on each of the companies that'll collect their awards on November 14 in Portland.
In honor of our fifth year of hosting the Innovation in Sustainability Awards program, the SBO team celebrated by retooling our categories — and adding a lot of winners — to this year's awards mix.
Innovation: Meet the 2013 SBO Award winners
Whereas last year we honored businesses and groups for their product, supply chain, operational and advocacy skills, we decided to make our 2013 categories more sector-specific.
Our categories include:
- Energy, which honors companies that, among other achievements, have implemented game-changing strategies to reduce or maximize the amount of power they and their customers use.
- Equity, in which honorees have practiced strong civic engagement and social impact.
- Food, which tracks those excelling in such areas as local sourcing and limiting waste.
- Natural Environment, which honors businesses that use hard metrics to improve our surroundings.
- Transportation, a category that fetes innovators who make our roads safer and cleaner.
- Waste, in which this year's winners are keeping their dirty business out of our landfills.
- Water, which includes anything from promoting cleaner drinking water to building new delivery systems.
Tickets for the event, at Portland's Governor Hotel on November 14, are available here.
We've honored 20 companies this year (plus two individuals whose stories will appear on SBO's website on Monday). Click through the gallery above to meet your 2013 SBO Innovation in Sustainability Award winners.
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