Reflecting on the huge success of this year’s Global Good Awards, we have been celebrating the number of international entries we have received in 2022 (nearly 40%). Following on from last week’s blog about the US winners, we are now highlighting The Netherlands because, for the first time, we had not one but two Dutch Gold winners:
- Dayrize, in Amsterdam, won the Technology for Good Award
- Solidaridad Europe, based in Utrecht, won Community Partnership of the Year
Dayrize: Gold Technology for Good Award Winner 2022
Game-changing ecommerce start-up, Dayrize, won the Technology for Good Award for its unique patent-pending scoring system that helps consumers verify brands’ sustainability claims before they buy.
Every beauty, fashion and home product sold on Dayrize’s platform is put through an assessment tool which awards a ‘sustainability score’ of between 0 and 100, depending on its overall sustainability credentials, from the treatment of labour and the materials used to what happens at the end of the product’s life. The aim is to make it easy for consumers and businesses to understand and ultimately reduce their environmental and social impact.
Judges in this category were particularly looking for evidence of positive community, social and/or environmental impact as well as factors like sustainability, originality and scalability. They said:
“Tech has the potential to address some of the world’s biggest social and environmental challenges and having already signed 500 brands to its platform, Dayrize is well-positioned to bring wholesale change to the way businesses understand impact, and how consumers shop for products. With its impressive, well-executed tech, Dayrize was the clear front runner and we’re excited to see where the business goes next.”
Solidaridad Europe: Gold Community Partnership Award Winner 2022
Sustainable supply chain experts, Solidaridad Europe, won the Community Partnership of the Year Award for their pioneering water pollution project tackling the ‘most polluted river in the world’.
Five years ago, a multi-year partnership was announced to clean up the sacred Ganges River and support the Tamil Nadu region in northern India, where almost 600 artisanal leather manufacturers are located. Led by Solidaridad, the project offered training on better tanning practices, solid waste management and occupational health and safety. As well as improving conditions for tannery workers, the programme helped restore and protect the livelihoods of small-scale farmers who rely on the water for irrigation, and dramatically increased the quality of the water used by the local population.
Judges could clearly see the programme’s social and environmental impact and praised Solidaridad’s initiative as:
“A strong, interesting project that clearly works with the target stakeholder group to tackle a difficult and entrenched issue” and “a project rooted from the community that benefits everyone involved”.
For details of all the winners at the 2022 Global Good Awards please click here.