Earth Charter U.S. announces winners of the 2010 Sustainable Business Awards

Earth Charter U.S. announces winners of the 2010 Sustainable Business Awards

The Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Awards honor companies in the Tampa Bay area that exemplify the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. Chosen from 32 nominees, this year's recipients demonstrated creativity in this year's difficult economic environment, maintaining their commitment to retaining employees, contributing to the community and safeguarding the health of the planet.

Honorees were chosen by MBA students at the University of Tampa's John H. Sykes College of Business in a class project for the course “Sustainability: the Triple Bottom Line.” Students recruited promising businesses, developed criteria on social, environmental and financial performance, conducted one-on-one interviews with executives and employees and then rated and ranked the finalists. The criteria for the awards were developed using sample sustainability metrics including the Global Reporting Initiatives, Sustainable Seattle, Sustainable Florida and the U.N. Global Compact.

The complete list of award recipients includes:

Large Business Category, 251 or more employees:

  • Xerox
  • Progress Energy
  • McNichols Co.
  • DLA Piper
  • Sandpearl Resort

Medium Business Category, 51 to 250 employees:

  • Pender Newkirk & Co.
  • Infinity Business Systems
  • Creative Recycling Systems
  • Creative Contractors
  • Rev1 Power Services
  • Coastal Caisson

Small Business Category, 50 or fewer employees:

  • Rising Force Construction
  • IT Authorities
  • Nvirotect Services
  • Walker Brands
  • Bay Tech Label
  • Happy Feet Plus

Special Award for Innovation:

  • K.B. Industries Inc.

In describing the 2010 Sustainable Business Award recipients, Earth Charter US founder Jan Roberts says, "the executives of 18 Tampa Bay companies, being recognized as the 2010 Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Award Winners, light up as they discuss their demonstrated commitment to the triple bottom line of sustainability that includes people (employee and community wellbeing), planet (environmental health) and profit.

Congratulations to this year's winners.

Read the case studies for each of this year's award winners.

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