Marie Claire UK has announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Awards.
The awards singled out companies in seven headline categories - beauty, fashion, health & wellness, home, motors, food & drink and travel & leisure - with the winners spanning emerging businesses, niche brands and established industry-leaders.
The full list is available on the Marie Claire website.
Judged by a panel of over 40 of the world’s leading experts in sustainability, the awards shone a spotlight on the achievements of a diverse range of industries to show the positive impact that different types of brands and businesses can have on the environment.
Andrea Thompson, Editor in Chief, said: "Today marks an exciting stage in our history as a brand that has always championed purpose and put sustainability and women’s empowerment at the forefront of what we do.
“As we approach COP26 in November, the values we stand for have never been more important. Following the pandemic – and the enforced pause from consumption – people across the planet are re-evaluating the way they live, work and spend. These awards are about recognising the brands taking steps towards limiting their environmental impact and also empowering our audience to make more sustainable choices."
The event follows the launch of a dedicated Sustainability channel on the Marie Claire UK site, which has seen traffic grow 351% year-on-year. In March, the brand held the Marie Claire Sustainability Festival, continuing the ongoing commitment to sustainability amde by publisher Future plc.
In partnership with Nula Carbon, Marie Claire will be measuring the carbon footprint of the virtual ceremony and offsetting carbon emissions, as well as planting a mangrove tree for every attendee to the virtual event, to ensure the awards and carbon neutral.