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What is the judging process?

Finalists will be selected from among all entries based on scores of the completed questionnaires and its supporting data.
These finalists are presented to the National Advisory Panel to give input on the final winners. Please check the Awards process here

Who makes up the National Advisory Panels for the awards?

The SBA National Advisory Panels comprise sustainability experts and leaders from different stakeholder groups such as the government, academia and NGOs, who are very familiar with the national business landscape.

What do winners receive?

The winners are recognized at an awards ceremony where they will be awarded a trophy for each category that they win.
In addition, there will be considerable media coverage and visibility at the awards ceremony.

What sort of publicity can SBA winners expect to receive?

The Awards’ public relations agency will generate national, regional, and local exposure for SBA winners through videos and online press. Please see our media page for past coverage.

Who can be nominated or submit entries?

Any registered company in the country where SBA is hosted is able to participate.

When is the submission deadline?

The deadline to complete and return the SBA self-assessment questionnaire differ for each country and can be seen on the individual country pages.

Are there entry fees?

There will be a nominal fee to cover the administrative costs for assessment, the awards ceremony, and the dinner event.
More importantly, a portion of the fee will go to our impact campaigns, namely, will soon be announced.

Are entry forms kept confidential?

Yes. The organisers ensure that only the authorized team and panel will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval.

When will the awards ceremony take place?

The exact dates of the awards ceremonies in each country can be seen on the individual country pages.

Who sponsors the SBA?

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