The European Business Awards
EcoGozo Selected as Maltese National Champion
EcoGozo has been named as a National Champion in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International; a prestigious competition supported by business leaders, academics, the media, and political representatives from across Europe. The guiding principles of these awards are Innovation, Ethics and Financial Success.
The European Business Awards now in their 8th year engaged with over 24,000 businesses from 33 European countries this year. 709 companies from across Europe have been named as National Champions and are eligible to go through to the second phase of the competition.
The organisers of the European Business Awards were particularly impressed with the success ecoGozo has demonstrated in its approach to Environmental and Corporate Sustainability and the impact this has had across its business and society as a whole. With this in mind, ecoGozo was selected as a participant in the Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability category.
The Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability considers business operations in a social, cultural, economic and environmental context. Nominees value consumer, employee and eco-friendly issues amongst their core values. Winning models look beyond the legislative requirements and endeavour to improve a company's green credentials through innovation and moral modernisation. This award celebrates businesses that have conscientiously implemented and evolved these practices.
Here at ecoGozo we're very proud to be selected to represent Malta as a National Champion. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe's most dynamic companies and we are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process where we can explain in more depth how we are achieving our goals.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: "Congratulations to ecoGozo, it is a great achievement to be named National Champion and we wish them luck in the next stage. The European Business Awards is going from strength to strength, inspiring businesses to greater success and helping to improve the competitive edge of companies across Europe."
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, said: "Every year this competition gets tougher and more competitive as more companies, of varied sizes and across all sectors, chose to compete in this prestigious competition. With the increased number of entries and countries, this year looks to become the toughest Awards yet. It will be exciting to watch as we move through to the next round."
So, what's next?
ecoGozo will now represent Malta as a National Champion.The Ministry for Gozo will be submitting a video that further explains the works that are being done within this Directorate. A panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs will then view the National Champions videos and award the best of this group the coveted 'Ruban d'Honneur' status. Ruban d'Honneur recipients will then go on to the grand final in 2015. All of the National Champions will also take part in a public vote to decide Public Champions for each country. Last year over 93,000 votes were cast, and over 400,000 people visited the EBA website during the competition.
Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM International, the seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network worldwide with a major presence across Europe , the European Business Awards was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community.
For more information on the Awards and its winners, please visit www.businessawardseurope.com.