We just hosted our first-ever awards solely dedicated to celebrating eco-friendly businesses making a difference
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do here at Marie Claire UK. From reporting on the brilliant female change-makers tackling climate change head-on, and expert-led guides navigating carbon footprint, ethical fashion brands and sustainable beauty buys, to our inspiring and pragmatic Start Somewhere podcast, sharing insight into how to live more sustainably has been one of our core pillars for years.
But it’s never been more crucial than now. According to the UN, the global population is on track to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 – that increase would mean we’d need almost three planets to provide the natural resources to sustain our current lifestyle.
As a result, 93% of the world’s 250 largest companies are now reporting on sustainability.
And, as we all become more eco-conscious, it’s more important than ever to recognise and celebrate the brands that are acknowledging their environmental and ethical responsibilities – and helping us as consumers to shop smarter and buy better.
But in a world awash with products purporting to be sustainable, how do you distinguish between greenwashing pseudo speak and the real deal?
Enter: the first-ever Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards
To help you start making the small day-to-day decisions that’ll have a lasting impact on our planet, we tasked a trailblazing judging panel, made up of more than 35 of the world’s leading experts, thought leaders and sustainability activists, to select the businesses that are actually committed to effecting change.
With more than 60 subcategories to sift through, our insiders scrupulously selected the brands that are truly worth their sustainable salt across the fashion, beauty, food & drink, travel & leisure, motors, health & wellness, and homes industries.
It was also our first ever carbon-neutral awards ceremony
The deserving winners were announced in our virtual awards ceremony, which is now available to watch on demand.
Never ones to avoid practising what we preach – or shy away from making history – not only will this be Marie Claire UK’s inaugural Sustainability Awards, but it will also be our first-ever carbon-neutral awards ceremony. (Yes, even virtual awards generate a carbon footprint.) So, in partnership with Nula Carbon, we’ll be offsetting our carbon emissions by planting a mangrove tree for every one of our attendees.
Join team MC and the industry’s best and brightest to celebrate the editor- and expert-approved brands going that extra mile in working towards a more sustainable future for our planet. Because we truly believe that we can all #STARTSOMEWWHERE by making better individual choices that can kick-start meaningful, collective change.