Winners announced: w/c 10 September 2023

Welcome to Marie Claire UK’s third 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. 

We are excited to announce a new entry process for 2023, which will assess the social and sustainable practices of the core business, in addition to the innovation that is being recognised. We are asking businesses to supply evidence to back up all sustainability claims which will be reviewed and validated. We do this so that we can credibly celebrate the innovations that will drive real change.

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 2023, tech. 

Authenticating Impact: Our sustainability partner

For this year's awards, we've partnered with sustainability advisory, Seismic, to 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 ceremony in September 2023.

We can't wait to see your entries.