How to Participate

Companies are nominated by an individual

The companies’ sustainability initiatives representatives are contacted to complete and extensive online survey on their practices.

Organizations’ surveys are scored by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in conjunction with Davenport University on the quantitative and qualitative portions of the survey. Organizations are scored in the following categories and those receiving the highest points are selected as winners:

  • Education
  • Communication
  • Strategic Planning & Operational Implementation
  • Innovation & Problem Solving
  • Building & Grounds
  • Community Leadership
  • Workforce
  • Financial Performance
  • Overall Winner

Organizations are provided a Basic Assessment Report with feedback for each category based on their survey results.

Organization are announced as winners and celebrated at the awards celebration and symposium at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.

Elite Award Winners are announced at the symposium in each of the categories.

Winners are highlighted in a media campaign including the event media partner – Corp! Magazine's special sustainable feature.


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