The Zuidas Sustainability Award is returning for another edition in 2023. Presented at the end of the year to sustainable initiatives in Zuidas, the award recognizes efforts in five categories. The first edition of the new annual competition was held last year, taking over from the Zuidas Sustainability Report that was published during the previous eight years. The new award offers a platform both to reward sustainable initiatives and, hopefully, inspire further sustainable developments in Zuidas.
Practise what you preach By shining a spotlight on the enterprises and individuals working to green Zuidas, the district is showing the potential of these efforts not only to the local business community, but to the whole city and beyond. It is easy to have ambitions but practising what you preach takes a kind of dedication that many companies in Zuidas amply demonstrate. And those companies deserve to be celebrated, according to the committee organizing the competition, made up of Amsterdam Zuidas, Hello Zuidas and Green Business Club Zuidas.
To cover the whole spectrum of sustainability, there are a number of categories in which projects and initiatives can participate: Mobility, Water & Greenery, Public Space, Logistics, Society, Buildings, Circularity and Energy. Entries are categorized by the committee and then assessed by a panel of judges. We are proud of our judging panel, whose combined knowledge of sustainability and Zuidas has forged a powerful team. In 2023, this panel will consist largely of the same experts as last year, plus a few new faces. They will evaluate the quality of the entries and select the winners.
Nominations can be made via the new website by filling in a form for your own or another organization’s project. This could be anything from very small-scale initiatives and ambitions to major longterm projects. From hosting a community lunch to setting up an in-company green task force, and from developing or retrofitting a property to launching a circular challenge. Last year’s winners show just how broad the spectrum of green initiatives in Zuidas is.
Nominate someone else
As from this year, it will also be possible to nominate others for the award. During last year’s competition, it turned out that many organizations and individuals were too modest to enter their own projects (especially those that were small or just starting out). But this is everyone’s loss, because it is precisely the wide diversity of projects unfolding here that make Zuidas a beacon of sustainability. So check out the competition entry form online, nominate yourself or someone else, and shine a spotlight on sustainability!
The Zuidas Sustainability Award is an
initiative of the following partners:
is the Municipal office responsible for the development of Zuidas as a unique urban district within Amsterdam and a top international residential, employment and leisure location.
Foundation Hello Zuidas
is the management organization for the Zuidas district. Its mission is to work with public and private partners to maintain high quality standards in the district and shape it as a prime residential and business location with excellent connectivity and international appeal.
Green Business Club Zuidas
brings together businesses, government and civil society organizations to initiate and implement projects in Zuidas.