WIN WIN GOTHENBURG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

For outstanding contributions
towards a more sustainable future.

The world’s leading sustainability award aims to recognize and support outstanding contributions from around the world. Our goal is to stimulate creativity and achieve lasting synergies as we strive to strike the right balance between ecological, environmental and social needs. The award has been presented in Gothenburg since 2000.

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WINNER 2018

The Kalundborg Symbiosis

The Kalundborg Symbiosis is a partnership between the city of Kalundborg and eight industrial companies, both public and private, which has led to new ways of production with a more circular approach. Since 1972 waste from one actor becomes a resource for another, resulting in higher sustainability and business performance, growing over time. As one of the first industry parks to collaborate in this manner, scientist followed their process and introduced the term “industrial symbiosis”. As a pioneer in the field, Kalundborg Symbiosis has shown the way for many other industrial clusters, inspiring businesses all around the world.

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THEME 2019

Sustainable Food

The food we eat is not only essential to our survival. It is also fundamental to both our culture and economy. However, alongside transportation and energy production, the impact of food production on our global environment is among the largest. Emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful substances to the ecosystem, the load on land and water resources, the limitation of biodiversity and poor working conditions are a few examples of how the vital supply of food affects the environment we live in. Food habits in large parts of the developed world also cause direct health problems for the population through over-consumption of sugar and fat, for example.

As in many other areas, a realignment in the production and consumption of food is essential if we are to reverse this spiral that is negative for both the environment and our health. We must further develop new approaches to food and how we consume, produce and trade in foodstuffs to supply mankind with its most fundamental needs.

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