The Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards organisers say that entry into the awards will provide a range of benefits to companies and the community alike.

“In the Awards’ 16-year history, businesses, organisations, schools and community groups have enjoyed the opportunity to not only demonstrate their sustainability work, but to promote it with their broader stakeholders,” Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan says.

Krpan said that there were a range of reasons why built environment projects should enter the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in 2018.

“Previous finalists and winners report that completing the entry leads to reflection and pride in what they have achieved. It’s great for staff and partners, customer and community morale!”

“Many projects involve a range of stakeholders. The recognition gained from the Awards helps strengthen these existing relationships and supports future engagement.”

“Having your green credentials acknowledged promotes your reputation and can give you a marketing edge. Sustainability Victoria supports finalists and winners with media releases and promotional collateral.”

“Involvement in the program offers unique opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals and create new opportunities. The Awards ceremony is the night of nights for Victoria’s sustainability sector,” Krpan says.

Being recognised as a finalist in the Government category in 2017 was an honour for CASBE (Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment).

“It drew focus to our work in sustainable built environments. To be amongst the other finalists, participating in such an esteemed event, emphasised the important role we all have to play in the larger collective effort,” says Natasha Palich, MAV (CASBE).

Entries in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close Thursday, 7 June, 2018.