B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards
The first edition of the “B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards” is a joint European-Indonesian project and a side event of B20 Indonesia 2022. The Awards Program is organized by the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and co-organized by Kadin and Eurocham, along with partner chambers Britcham, Ekonid, IBAI and IFCCI.
Applicants who are eligible to win represent stakeholders with major contributions in sustainable development in Indonesia. They demonstrate innovative existing or forecasted verifiable results and evidence in sustainability.
The B20 Sustainability Awards 4.0, a side-event of B20, celebrates businesses and individuals that embed sustainable practices in their strategies and processes by embracing the environment and societies in their agenda. SwissCham, in partnership with Kadin Indonesia and EuroCham along with partner chambers, namely Britcham, Ekonid, IBAI, and IFCCI, aims to bring awareness to environmental sustainability by identifying and recognizing high-impact projects of private sector businesses operating in Indonesia. The B20 Sustainability Awards 4.0 is also in partnership with Universitas Trisakti and Bappenas for the organization of the Awards program. In this debut year of the awards program, we focus on the topics Clean Water, Plastic Reduction and Recycling, while promoting the role of Indonesian women in the environment. Related ideas include “digital sustainability” and “carbon emission reduction” (under the Paris Accord) as additional aspects to consider for applicants.
The Award is designed for those who strive to make sustainability their business by highlighting a sustainability journey of continuous improvement in processes and results. Applicants who are eligible to win represent stakeholders with major contributions to sustainable development. They demonstrate innovative existing or forecasted verifiable results and evidence in sustainability. With decades of experience in sustainable businesses practice, the B20 Sustainability Awards 4.0 is keen to be a symbol of credibility and pride for companies. We welcome the applications from a wide range of businesses throughout Indonesia. The B20 Sustainability Awards 4.0 recognize and reward innovation in businesses and individuals that are seeking ways to be more sustainable and inclusive in their activities.
To bring awareness and celebrate positive sustainable initiatives in Indonesia. This first edition of the Awards Program will happen just before the G20 summit, in order to leverage the potential impact of this initiative for larger purposes.
The Award Launch
On May 17th 2022, the B20 Sustainability Award was officially launched as a joint Indonesia – European initiative at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN, H. E Kurt Kunz.
Following the launch event, application for the award is open and can be submitted via the award official website. Categories for the awards are improving access to clean water (SDG 6), reduction and or reuse of plastic (SDG 12) as well as women leaders in sustainability (SDG 5).
Road to B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards
Here is a step closer to the final phase of the B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards.
More than 700 companies, SMEs, and individuals have submitted the proposal in three categories: access to clean water, reduction or reuse of plastic waste, and women in sustainability. Prior the ceremonial event of the B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards, the key stakeholders, including The Ambassadors, Boards of the Organizing Chambers, Partners, Sponsors, Jury Members, Boards of Committee, and the media are invited to an appreciation breakfast to share updates on the B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards on 20 September 2022.
On October 18th 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, the ceremony of B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards was successfully held.
The Award Ceremony attended by the representatives of Indonesian government, such as the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, General TNI (HOR) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Director General for Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Hazardous Substances Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, SH, MSD., and more than 250 participants from various corporates, SMEs, and sustainability practitioners.
The B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards Book
Here is to wrap up the small steps towards building a better world.
In Bali, 11 November 2022, after receiving more than 700 applicants and 200+ proposals from 34 cities in Indonesia in three main categories namely access to clean water; the reduction and reuse of plastic waste; and women take the lead in sustainability, it is time to launched the B20 Sustainability 4.0 Awards book.
The book launch coincided with the 2022 B20 Indonesia Net Zero Summit which took place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Friday (11/11/2022) and was attended by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, General TNI (HOR) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan.