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Global Good Awards UK

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Since: 20.12.2017

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About the Global Good Awards

The Global Good Awards is all about rewarding businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes for doing good globally.

Formerly the National CSR Awards, these awards aren’t just about recognising big business for responsible and sustainable practices. It is about rewarding change in ALL organisations, big or small; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of engaged and ethical business practices.

Our story

Four years ago Karen Sutton, founder and CEO of the awards, was happily buying bottled water and not giving a second thought to where she bought things and how they were made. Today, she’ll happily cause a scene should anyone attempt to put a straw in her drink! That personal reinvention was the result of her involvement in setting up the very first National CSR Awards in 2015 and being inspired by what organisations of all sizes were doing in their communities, for their people, for the planet and for their bottom line. Karen doesn’t just run an awards programme; she is committed to promoting change.

What’s so different about the Global Good Awards?

It’s not just the ethos of the Global Good Awards that makes us stand out from the crowd:
  • Boasting a wide range of categories, open to organisations of all sizes, the entry process is simple and straightforward (powered by the online platform Awardstage) and also enables all entries to receive a feedback report on their entry, available the day after the winners’ ceremony, totally free of charge.
  • When it comes to judging, we don’t purely rely on the maths of online scoring. To us, you’re not just a number! Our panel of judges has a significant amount of experience in all areas of sustainable development and we match that experience to the best category, to ensure your entry gets the most thorough evaluation possible. When they’ve done their scoring online, they all come together for a day to hammer out the stats and decide who is best, who is close and who are the ‘ones to watch’.
  • We walk the talk. All our marketing materials for our event in 2017 were environmentally-friendly, using Revive100, a 100% recycled and carbon balanced paper and using Seacourt’s eco-friendly printing technology. In 2018, our event will be carbon balanced and our beautiful glass awards will all be made from 100% recycled glass.
Works of art

Unlike many business awards, the Global Good Awards trophies are true works of art. Made by one of Britain’s leading contemporary fused glass artists, Siobhan Jones, the beautiful awards are all unique and in 2018, Siobhan will be using all recycled materials for the first time.

The way we work

We have a strong, sustainable and consistent team, from our photographers to our judges, and we only work with partner companies that share our values. This approach has undoubtedly made the awards stronger year on year. We also draw upon the knowledge of a steering group of individuals with many years’ experience in sustainability, to ensure that the Global Good Awards remains effective, credible and keeps up with the latest trends the sector.