Responsible Business Awards

2017 Responsible Business Awards starting in June 

Lincoln Envirotown are looking forward to the launch of their new Responsible Business Awards. These have undergone changes to both the survey that businesses are asked to complete, and the process which will be conducted on line. 

Lincoln Envirotown would like to thank the Lincoln University Researchers Tracy Anne De Silva, Azadeh Nilipour, and Charlotte Thompson. These people have been largely instrumental in getting business feedback on our previous awards and devising a new survey in response to this feedback. We are also grateful to Andrew Boyd of Selwyn District Council for his advice in some areas. 

The other exciting development is that for the first time, businesses of every Selwyn District will be invited to participate. Malvern and West Melton were assessed last year for the first time, and were the only areas that underwent the process in 2016 while work was done on the new Awards for everyone.

 Businesses will still be aiming to receive Awards ranging from Bronze to Platinum and there will be winners in each area. However this year we aim to declare an overall Selwyn winner and to have a separate category for Educational entries which will allow all our district’s schools to compete against each other as well as receiving their relevant certificate. It is a testament to the educators that schools have traditionally received high awards for their sustainable practices.

In June assessors and the Responsible Business Coordinator will be sending an on line survey to businesses. Assessors will then arrange visits, to discuss the results of the survey and talk to people about their practices and initiatives. Businesses have reported very favourably on the changes that have been implemented and we look forward to an interesting and exciting “awards season”.

For more details contact rbacoordinator@gmail.com or call 03 423 0445.

Click to download our information leaflet.

Click to download the Survey Guide.

Click to complete the online survey.

The Winners of the Malvern RBA Trophy 2016 Greendale School

The Winners of the Malvern Responsible Business Awards Trophy 2016 Greendale School