This guide is intended to assist those, who plan to enter an environment or sustainable development award scheme. It is written with the aim of maximising the chances of winning an award and is based on the experience of those, who have sponsored, organised, entered, judged and won awards.
The European Business Awards for the Environment are awarded by the European Commission every two years and aim to recognize and reward European companies which set an example by successfully bringing together innovation, economic viability, environmental considerations and social equity.
This publication sets out the minimum standards of practice and performance against which applications by award schemes for RSA accreditation will be assessed.
Sustainable Development, within the meaning of the Brundtland Report [Our Common Future 1987] of the World Commission on Environment and Development; Development which meets the essential needs of the current generation without prejudicing the ability of future generations to meet their own essential needs, requires the unification of economics and ecology. It can not therefore be achieved without considerable attention being paid to environmental protection.