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Earth Charter US

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The Earth Charter US (ECUS) mission is to inspire, educate, and engage people in the United States to implement The Earth Charter's vision and principles in their personal lifestyles, institutional policies/practices, educational policies/curricula, and community initiatives.


Sixth Annual Sustainable Business Awards

SBCTBLogoSixth Annual Sustainable Business Awards
A Program of the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay
Earth Charter US
University of Tampa Center for Ethics

Sustainable Business Awards is an annual awards event since 2008 that has recognized and honored for profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that not only increase economic opportunities but also improve the environment and community. A sustainable business award focuses on the wellbeing of people, planet and profit.

The Award uses criteria based on the Earth Charter, a global declaration of universal responsibility for a sustainable future that offers an ethical framework for sustainability and the Global Reporting Initiative considered to be the international gold standard for the measurement of sustainable business.

The Sustainable Business Awards Event is held annually in partnership with the Center for Ethics at the University of Tampa. The Awards luncheon will be held at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center Friday, April 11th 2014. During the event large, medium and small businesses are recognized based on their contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay. Criteria development and business evaluation is accomplished by University of Tampa MBA students under the guidance of UT faculty in the Sykes College of Business

Please provide the information below to be eligible for an award. The due date for the submission of the Nomination Form is November 1, 2013.

See the 2013 Winners HERE.   Please note that previous Sustainable Business Award Winners are listed HERE

Please remember that only for-profit organizations are eligible for nomination. All information on this survey will be kept confidential. Return the Nomination Form to Dave Bechtold at [email protected]

Access the Nomination Form in Doc Format Here. Access the Nomination Form in PDF Format Here