After a bumper year of entries in 2021 and our most ‘global’ Global Good Awards yet, the awards in 2022 will reflect the shifting times following the release of the IPCC report and COP26 this year. A few but very significant changes are in store.
The most notable updates to the awards are as follows:
- First Hybrid Global Good Awards Ceremony
After two years of virtual events, we are very much looking forward to welcoming finalists and guests to BMA House once again for an in-person ceremony on 13 October 2022. To ensure we keep the event’s carbon footprint to a minimum, we will however be linking with our growing number of overseas entrants online to avoid them flying to the UK for the occasion… in fact we won’t be offering overseas finalists in-person tickets unless they can travel sustainably! Here’s a taster of what to expect.
- New Name for Climate Action category
Still sponsored by Planet Mark, ‘Climate Action: Journey to Net Zero’ has become ‘Climate Action: Race to Net Zero’ to reflect the urgency with which we need to take action to reverse the effects of climate change. And meet the government’s target to reach net zero by 2050 (at the very latest). Many businesses, and certainly those that enter this award, have rolled out much more ambitious strategies to reach net zero far sooner.
- New Scoring Policy for Judges
A new minimum threshold of scores has been introduced for judges to award Gold, Silver & Bronze and for those making the finals. Our judges have always been strict about scoring, but now it’s become an official policy; simply having the highest score in a category will no longer be enough to win if they don’t reach the minimum percentage required. As such, there were no finalists in 2021 for the Best Environmental Behaviour Change Award. Click here for a full explanation.
- Another Year of COVID Crisis Champions
Although we were not sure whether this category would continue beyond 2021, there are still so many organisations we wish to recognise and celebrate for going that extra mile in response to the COVID crisis. As before, it is free to enter for any public sector healthcare services and those entering another category. Once again, there will be two awards in this category: one for small organisations (with under 250 staff) and the other for large organisations (over 250 staff). This was such a popular category last year that the Global Good Awards had to invite more judges to the panel to cope with the incredible number of entries.
The other categories remain unchanged: Global Good Company of the Year, Global Good SME of the Year, Individual Leader of the Year, Canon Young Champion of the Year, Community Partnerships of the Year, Educational Excellence, Ethical Angel & CAF Community Investment Award, Employee Engagement & Wellbeing, Best Environmental Behaviour Change, Sustainability Supply Chain of the Year, Circular Economy, Waste Reduction & Minimisation, Best Product of the Year, Best Campaign of the Year, Best Start-up Enterprise of the Year, Technology for Good and, of course, Best Innovation of the Year.
Entries open for the 2022 Global Good Awards on 31 January but you can register your interest to enter now here.
You can see the full listing of all our 2021 winners here.