The Cornwall Sustainability Awards have been running since 2002 when they were launched by Sir Jonathon Porritt. Having consistently grown year on year, CSA has become Cornwall’s leading initiative for rewarding and celebrating enterprises for their contribution to environmental growth and resource efficiency.

The numbers are striking. In 2019 alone over 115 applications were received across the 16 award categories, with over 250 business representatives attending the ceremony event in December. Likewise, levels of sponsorship and support from likeminded partners have grown to record levels in recent years.

We took a pause for review in 2019 and now we are back with a brand new website in 2020. We’re doing things differently this year due to Covid restrictions. Our awards ceremony will be virtual and we have a new nominations process.

The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday 4th December, book your place here. We’re asking for nominations rather than applications this year as we realise that companies might not have as much time to apply due to catching up on business after Covid lockdown restrictions. Anyone can nominate a business for one of the following categories as long as the company is based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:

  • Green Innovation in a time of Coronavirus
  • Circular Economy
  • Environmental Growth
  • Carbon Neutral

To nominate a business for an award click here.

Nominations can be submitted online from 25th September until 30th October. Judging will take place in early November by a panel of representatives from Cornwall Council, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Shortlisted companies will be announced prior to the awards ceremony on Friday 4th December.

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards are sponsored by Tevi (Cornish for ‘grow’) which is a unique and exciting EU-funded venture to create both economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Please note that the new website is launching in phases. Phase 1 will see the new nomination form and link to book your place at the award ceremony and then Phase 2 will launch on 4th December with much more detail and the application process for next year.