Welcome to Marie Claire UK's fourth annual Sustainability Awards, a celebration of the brands, organisations, and products that are genuinely implementing change and building a better tomorrow. At Marie Claire UK, we've been encouraging conscious consumption for over 35 years, long championing buying quality over quantity, reusing, and recycling - which is why we're so keen to shout about the brands who share the same values.

Shining a light on sustainable innovation

As more and more companies are being called out for greenwashing, it is vital that our awards continue to recognise businesses that prioritise both people and planet. We want to champion companies that not only show sustainable innovation in their products and services, but also hold themselves accountable in their business operations.

Last year, we relaunched our judging process with the help of B Corp experts, carbon and net zero advisors Seismic in a bid to ensure we are credibly celebrating the innovations that drive real change. This year, we will be continuing our work with them to assess the social and sustainable practices of your core business, as well as innovation. This sets us apart from other awards in the industry and marks our continued dedication to championing genuinely sustainable business practices. 

So, how does it work? We ask businesses to supply evidence to back up all sustainability claims which will be reviewed and validated. If you're addressing human rights in your supply chain, promoting circularity in the life cycle of your products, reducing or reusing water, packaging or food waste, accessing underserved populations or rethinking environmental behaviours and sustainability challenges, we want to hear from you. There are categories spanning fashion, beauty, health & wellness, food & drink, travel & leisure, homes & lifestyle, motors and a new addition for 2024, parenting. 

Authenticating Impact: Our sustainability partner

Continuing our partnership, sustainability advisory Seismic will support us in reviewing entries and judging the winners too. We selected Seismic as our sustainability partner because of their extensive understanding of impact across a range of sectors and business models. Seismic is an international team of experts on a mission to help businesses become increasingly impactful forces for good. They bring together B Corp experts, Net Zero advisors and sustainability strategists to help businesses lead the shift.

Joining Seismic's senior experts and the Marie Claire UK team to judge the awards is a guest panel of over 50 of the most high-profile sustainability experts, company founders, thought leaders, consultants and activists in the business. Within each category there will be a shortlist of entries that will be considered in the final judging round, and winners will then be announced via editorial on marieclaire.co.uk. Plus, brands will have the opportunity to purchase usage of the logo for marketing purposes. Winners will also receive a carbon neutral bamboo trophy and all entrants will be invited to tune into our virtual awards celebration in Autumn 2024. 

Two stages to enter

Stage 1–entrants will be asked to provide information about their brand/business, including achievements and the reasons why they should win the category chosen. The entry deadline is Friday 19th April 2024.

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by Friday 19th April 2024 by email.

Stage 2–entrants that have been shortlisted will be invited to complete an entry form and judging criteria will be made up of three parts. Please visit our FAQs page for more information. 

We can't wait to see your entries.