Award Categories

2017

Best Managed Business (Micro, Small, Medium or Large)

Sponsored by South West Water (Micro), Cornwall Wildlife Trust (Small), Medium & Large - TBC.
Micro = 1-5 employees, Small = 5-10 employees, Medium = 11-50 employees, Large = 50+ employees. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy, from Nature to Plate

Sponsored by Fifteen Cornwall
This category is for any company which is working within the food industry (or related area) within Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to create a more sustainable economy. You might be working on a specific campaign, brand idea, or a unique product or service. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of your work. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Contribution Towards the Creation of a Sustainable Energy Economy

Sponsored by BRE National Solar Centre
This category is for individuals (householders), communities, organisations or companies who have designed, developed, integrated or installed any form and scale of sustainable energy into a site or building. This could include new sources of energy, new ownership modules or ultra-efficiency methods. Please explain how you are following the energy hierarchy principle by reducing energy consumption, maximising energy efficiency and / or generating energy from renewable sources. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made, e.g. carbon footprint / energy consumption data, details of how measures have led to reductions and how they have helped to influence the carbon emissions of your customers.

Best Contribution to Resource Efficiency

Sponsored by University of Exeter Business School
This category is for companies that have developed a product, service, campaign or who are operating their organisation using the waste hierarchy principle of reducing, re-using and recycling. In addition please show if you are re-investing by creating markets for re-used or re-cycled materials or components, or by specifying reusable / recyclable materials and components. Please also give any examples of ‘cradle-to-cradle and ‘circular economy’ processes (which apply ecological-thinking to manufacturing processes). Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Contribution to the Built Environment

Sponsored by TBC
This category is for retro or new build projects in the domestic, community or commercial sector. Please explain how you have retro-fitted or created a new building and addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Contribution to Cornwall’s ‘Brand’ Through Sustainability

Sponsored by The Samphire Club & another TBC
This category is for companies who are advocating, enabling, improving and promoting sustainability through Cornwall’s brand. ‘Brand’ being the unique identification placed on Cornwall which raises its profile regionally, nationally and internationally and creates markets for inward investment. This could be achieved through the way you are working within your company or your unique sales product itself, e.g. advocating local Cornish food and drink within a restaurant / cafe, recommending locally based suppliers, creating a Cornish product which is manufactured locally. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic effects of your work on Cornwall’s brand. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Individual

Sponsored by TBC
Either someone who has gone over and above the call of duty within their day job, or someone who shows a lifelong achievement through a career in sustainability.

Best Contribution to Sustainability by Increasing Resilience in the Community

Sponsored by TBC
This category is for community based organisations, e.g. schools, Town and Parish Councils, churches, local community groups and any organisations receiving funding from the public sector or public to serve the community. Applicants will show how they are creating a more sustainable future by increasing resilience in their community. Activities that show a contribution to climate change resilience and could have addressed some or all of the following aspects within their work: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management. The work could be for a specific project or the organisation as a whole. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Tomorrow’s Contribution to Sustainability - The Greatest Potential Contribution to our Tomorrow

Sponsored by The Transform for High Growth programme by Oxford Innovation
This category is for individuals or companies that show the greatest potential contribution to our tomorrow. This could be an innovative idea, product, company or service that are of low environmental impact, e.g. buildings or components thereof, retail goods, engineering products or components. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Theme of 2017 - Best Contribution to Environmental Growth

Sponsored by Cornwall AONB & another TBC
This category is for any organisation or individual (private, public or third sector) who is focused on actively improving the natural environment of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Environmental growth is work to support, restore, and most importantly grow the natural environment so that we have increased environmental resources and natural healthy ecosystems. This could be delivered through design of the built environment, service delivery or the way the company does its own business.

Overall Winner CSA 2017

Sponsored by CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership
This award is selected by the judges from the winners of the categories above. This award is given to the company that shows the most outstanding achievement in delivering sustainable outcomes in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly in 2017.

2016

Best managed business (Small, Medium or Large).

Sponsored by Small- South West Water and Business Cornwall; Medium- Francis Clark LLP; Large- Imerys
Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best contribution towards creating a sustainable food economy, from nature to plate

Sponsored by Fifteen Cornwall
This category is for any company which is working within the food industry (or related area) within Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to create a more sustainable economy. You might be working on a specific campaign, brand idea, or a unique product or service. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of your work. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution towards the creation of a sustainable energy economy

Sponsored by University of Exeter Business School
This category is for individuals (householders), communities, organisations or companies who have designed, developed, integrated or installed any form and scale of sustainable energy into a site or building. This could include new sources of energy, new ownership modules or ultra-efficiency methods. Please explain how you are following the energy hierarchy principle by reducing energy consumption, maximising energy efficiency and / or generating energy from renewable sources. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made, e.g. carbon footprint / energy consumption data, details of how measures have led to reductions and how they have helped to influence the carbon emissions of your customers.

Best contribution to resource efficiency

Sponsored by A Skips & Waste Ltd
This category is for companies that have developed a product, service, campaign or who are operating their organisation using the waste hierarchy principle of reducing, re-using and recycling. In addition please show if you are re-investing by creating markets for re-used or re-cycled materials or components, or by specifying re-useable / recyclable materials and components. Please also give any examples of ‘cradle-to-cradle and ‘circular economy’ processes (which apply ecological-thinking to manufacturing processes). Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution to the built environment

Sponsored by New Build-BRE National Solar Centre : Retrofit- Dingle Brothers
This category is for retro or new build projects in the domestic, community or commercial sector. Please explain how you have retro-fitted or created a new building and addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution to Cornwall’s ‘brand’ through sustainability.

Sponsored by The Samphire Club
This category is for companies who are advocating, enabling, improving and promoting sustainability through Cornwall’s brand. ‘Brand’ being the unique identification placed on Cornwall which raises its profile regionally, nationally and internationally and creates markets for inward investment. This could be achieved through the way you are working within your company or your unique sales product itself, e.g. advocating local Cornish food and drink within a restaurant / cafe, recommending locally based suppliers, creating a Cornish product which is manufactured locally. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic effects of your work on Cornwall’s brand. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Individual

Sponsored by Truro School
Either someone who has gone over and above the call of duty within their day job, or someone who shows a lifelong achievement through a career in sustainability.

Best contribution to sustainability by increasing resilience in the community

Sponsored by Idenna
This category is for community based organisations, e.g. schools, Town and Parish Councils, churches, local community groups and any organisations receiving funding from the public sector or public to serve the community. Applicants will show how they are creating a more sustainable future by increasing resilience in their community. Activities that show a contribution to climate change resilience and could have addressed some or all of the following aspects within their work: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management. The work could be for a specific project or the organisation as a whole. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Tomorrow’s contribution to sustainability. The greatest potential contribution to our tomorrow.

Sponsored by Oxford Innovation
This category is for individuals or companies that show the greatest potential contribution to our tomorrow. This could be an innovative idea, product, company or service that are of low environmental impact, e.g. buildings or components thereof, retail goods, engineering products or components. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Theme of 2016 – Best contribution to sustainable land management for environmental growth.

Sponsored by Cornwall AONB
This category is for farmers, growers and estates that are successful businesses and leaders in sustainability. These businesses manage their land sustainably by keeping soil on their land, stopping soil being compacted and increasing soil infiltration or by growing alternative crops and so increasing the biodiversity of their land and reducing its contribution to diffuse pollution and aiding flood storage. They protect and enhance water courses, biodiversity and heritage. Natural capital is enhanced, and there is minimal waste. Please show how your business is meeting sustainable land management principles. Below are the criteria including some examples: 1. Husbandry of the soil. 2. Biodiversity. 3. Protecting water courses. 4. Respecting Cornish heritage. 5. Collaborating with others. 6. Minimum waste.

Overall Winner CSA 2016

Sponsored by CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership
This award is selected by the judges from the winners of the categories above. This award is given to the company that shows the most outstanding achievement in delivering sustainable outcomes in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly in 2016

2015

Best managed small business.

Sponsored by Ambo Strachan Homes
This category is for small sized companies (of less than 10 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best managed medium business.

Sponsored by Cornwall College Business
This category is for medium sized companies (of between 11 and 50 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best managed large business.

Sponsored by Imerys
This category is for large sized companies (of over 50 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best contribution towards creating a sustainable food economy - from nature to plate.

Sponsored by Cornwall Food Foundation
This category is for any company which is working within the food industry (or related area) within Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to create a more sustainable economy. You might be working on a specific campaign, brand idea, or a unique product or service. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of your work. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution towards the creation of a sustainable energy economy.

Sponsored by Truro School
This category is for individuals (householders), communities, organisations or companies who have designed, developed, integrated or installed any form and scale of sustainable energy into a site or building. This could include new sources of energy, new ownership modules or ultra-efficiency methods. Please explain how you are following the energy hierarchy principle by reducing energy consumption, maximising energy efficiency and / or generating energy from renewable sources. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made, e.g. carbon footprint / energy consumption data, details of how measures have led to reductions and how they have helped to influence the carbon emissions of your customers.

Best contribution to resource efficiency.

Sponsored by Henry Orchard and Sons
This category is for companies that have developed a product, service, campaign or who are operating their organisation using the waste hierarchy principle of reducing, re-using and recycling. In addition please show if you are re-investing by creating markets for re-used or re-cycled materials or components, or by specifying re-useable / recyclable materials and components. Please also give any examples of ‘cradle-to-cradle and ‘circular economy’ processes (which apply ecological-thinking to manufacturing processes). Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution to the built environment.

Sponsored by Building Research Establishment (BRE) & Dingle Brothers
This category is for retro or new build projects in the domestic, community or commercial sector. Please explain how you have retro-fitted or created a new building and addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Individual.

Sponsored by Lantoom Quarry
Either someone who has gone over and above the call of duty within their day job, or someone who shows a lifelong achievement through a career in sustainability.

Best Innovator - tomorrow's contribution to sustainability.

Sponsored by Business Cornwall
This category is for individuals or companies that show the greatest potential contribution to our tomorrow. This could be an innovative idea, product, company or service that are of low environmental impact, e.g. buildings or components thereof, retail goods, engineering products or components. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution to sustainability by a maritime business

Sponsored by Francis Clark
This category is for maritime businesses that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Please explain how you have improved the sustainability of your business operating in the marine or coastal environment by addressing some or all of the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy.

Theme of 2015 – best contribution to environmental growth

Sponsored by University of Exeter Business School
This category is for any organisation or individual (private, public or third sector) who is focussed on actively improving the natural environment of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Environmental growth is work to support, restore and most importantly grow the natural environment so that we have increased environmental resource and natural healthy ecosystems. This could be delivered through design of the built environment, service delivery or the way the company does its own business.

Overall Winner CSA 2015.

Sponsored by CIoS Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) & Local Nature Partnership (LNP)
This award is selected by the judges from the winners of the categories above. This award is given to the company that shows the most outstanding achievement in delivering sustainable outcomes in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly in 2015.

2014

Best managed small business.

Sponsored by Oxford Innovation
This category is for small sized companies (of less than 10 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best managed medium business.

Sponsored by Cornwall College Business
This category is for medium sized companies (of between 11 and 50 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best managed large business.

Sponsored by Imerys
This category is for large sized companies (of over 50 employees) that demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community. Applicants will show how they have addressed the some or all of the following: energy, pollution, waste & resource management, water, transport, purchasing and the local economy, buildings & land use, community participation, employment practices, environmental management.

Best contribution towards creating a sustainable food economy - from nature to plate.

Sponsored by Cornwall Fifteen Cornwall
This category is for any company which is working within the food industry (or related area) within Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to create a more sustainable economy. You might be working on a specific campaign, brand idea, or a unique product or service. Please include information about the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of your work. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution towards the creation of a sustainable energy economy.

Sponsored by Smart Cornwall
This category is for individuals (householders), communities, organisations or companies who have designed, developed, integrated or installed any form and scale of sustainable energy into a site or building. This could include new sources of energy, new ownership modules or ultra-efficiency methods. Please explain how you are following the energy hierarchy principle by reducing energy consumption, maximising energy efficiency and / or generating energy from renewable sources. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made, e.g. carbon footprint / energy consumption data, details of how measures have led to reductions and how they have helped to influence the carbon emissions of your customers.

Best contribution to resource efficiency.

Sponsored by Idenna
This category is for companies that have developed a product, service, campaign or who are operating their organisation using the waste hierarchy principle of reducing, re-using and recycling. In addition please show if you are re-investing by creating markets for re-used or re-cycled materials or components, or by specifying re-useable / recyclable materials and components. Please also give any examples of ‘cradle-to-cradle and ‘circular economy’ processes (which apply ecological-thinking to manufacturing processes). Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best contribution to the built environment.

Sponsored by Dingle Brothers
This category is for retro or new build projects in the domestic, community or commercial sector. Please explain how you have retro-fitted or created a new building and addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Best Individual.

Sponsored by Lantoom Quarry
Either someone who has gone over and above the call of duty within their day job, or someone who shows a lifelong achievement through a career in sustainability.

Best Innovator - tomorrow's contribution to sustainability.

Sponsored by Energy Share
This category is for individuals or companies that show the greatest potential contribution to our tomorrow. This could be an innovative idea, product, company or service that are of low environmental impact, e.g. buildings or components thereof, retail goods, engineering products or components. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Theme - Best example of connecting with nature through your business.

Sponsored by University of Exeter
This category is for any company that is working to increase the link to nature within their organisation. This could be as simple as integrating nature into the office and wider site environment by encouraging more greenery or green infrastructure. Or this could be more complex through designing and developing products and services linked to nature such as biomimicry or applying ecological-thinking to manufacturing processes through 'cradle-to-cradle' and 'circular economic' processes. Please explain what you are doing in as much detail as possible using facts and figures to back up any statements made.

Overall Winner CSA 2014.

Sponsored by CIoS LEP
This award is selected by the judges from the winners of the categories above. This award is given to the company that shows the most outstanding achievement in delivering sustainable outcomes in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly in 2014.

2013

Best Managed Small Business

Sponsored by OXFORD INNOVATION
(less than 10 employees)

Best Managed Medium Business

Sponsored by IMERYS
(11 to 75 employees)

Best Managed Large Business

Sponsored by STRALFORS
(more than 75 employees)

Best Individual

Sponsored by TAMAR FOODS
For employees who have made an outstanding contribution towards the company's sustainable work practices, or individuals who have developed new initiatives, businesses or services contributing towards sustainability.

Best Product

Sponsored by National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)
For organisations that have developed innovative new products or that are of low environmental impact.

Best Service

Sponsored by BUSINESS CORNWALL

Sustainable Construction - Retrofit

Sponsored by MIDAS
For applicants who have retro-fitted a building where they have addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. There will be separate awards for new-build and retro-fit

Sustainable Construction - New Build

Sponsored by LANTOOM QUARRY
For applicants who have constructed or a building where they have addressed the following issues: energy, water, materials, waste, pollution, maintenance, ecology, health, access & equalities, communities, and the local economy. There will be separate awards for new-build and retro-fit

Resource Management

Sponsored by SOUTH WEST MANUFACTURING ADVISORY SERVICE (SWMAS)
Organisations that have reduced waste, for example by reducing, re-using and recycling their own waste, by creating markets for recycled or re-used materials or components, and by specifying re-useable and recyclable materials and components.

Green Shoots New Business

Sponsored by COMMUNITY ENERGY PLUS (CEP)
For new companies under 2 years old who are showing positive steps towards a greener future.

Best Integrated Renewable Energy System in a Building

Sponsored by SOUTH WEST WATER
For individuals, communities or organisations who have integrated any form of renewable energy into a building, recognising innovation where appropriate

Best Cornish Renewable Energy Installation Company

Sponsored by REG WIND POWER
For organisations involved in providing renewable energy installments, of any scale, who are based in Cornwall.

Best Community Renewable Energy Scheme

Sponsored by DINGLE BROTHERS
For communities that have worked together to develop renewable energy scheme(s) of any scale and type.

Best Domestic Renewable Energy Scheme

Sponsored by AIRVOLUTION
For households that have installed any renewable energy system into their property, there is no limit to the installed capacity.

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