“We would like to recognize the outstanding activities of leaders and companies in the field of sustainability”- said Irén Márta Managing Deirector of BCSDH at the award-giving ceremony of the “For a Sustainable Future” prize on BCSDH’s business lunch.
18 October, 2018, Budapest – The Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), which embraces 82 member companies that contribute approximately 30% of Hungary’s GDP, has now presented the For a Sustainable Future Prize for the second time in three categories: Change Leader, Leading Women, and Business Solutions.
Irén Márta, Managing Director of BCSDH and member of the professional jury, explained: “We have established this complex prize with the purpose of recognizing and disseminating to a wide audience the activities of leaders and companies in the field of sustainability. The goal of the prize is to set an example, and moreover, to promote and increase the contribution of business to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The jury, consisting of five professionals (Dr. Gábor Bartus, Szilvia Krizsó, Irén Márta, István Salgó and Diána Ürge-Vorsatz), selected the laureates from the applicants.
Winner of the Change Leader prize: Ferenc Molnár (Ilcsi Szépítő Füvek)
Winners of the Leading Woman Prize: Zdravka Demeter Bubalo (MOL), Anita Urbán (Grundfos), Barbara Verő (Nestlé)
The best Business Solution prize-winners are:
Biofilter: ‘Circular approach in digital switchover’ digital office program,
Heineken: ‘Plastic-free movement in May’ compostable cup program,
MOL: ‘MOL Limo, the future of driving’ car-sharing program.
The winners of the “For a Sustainable Future” prize in 2018:
LEADING WOMAN PRIZE:
Zdravka Demeter Bubalo HR Director, MOL Group
…who is a proactive, strategic thinker and as a cooperative leader operating beyond Hungary’s borders is playing an active role in promoting gender equality to increase the opportunities of women and girls, thereby personally contributing to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Anita Urbán HR Director, Grundfos
….who is always thinking long-term, and as a committed and innovative leader is actively involved in creating high-quality workplaces with flexible forms of employment and opportunities for lifelong learning, thereby personally contributing to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Barbara Verő Head of HR, Nestlé
…who is an innovative, inspirational leader that constantly questions the usual processes, and goes beyond normal company activities through promoting the employment of young people, talent management, and a start-up culture. Through her sustainable employment activities, she is contributing personally to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
CHANGE LEADER PRIZE:
Ferenc Molnár Owner, Managing Director, Ilcsi Szépítő Füvek
…who is an innovative and environmentally conscious leader and pioneer at producing professional, certified, natural cosmetics. He has a major interest in promoting sustainable lifestyles and natural resource-saving forms of production, as also evidenced in his personal lifestyle.
Photo: Ildikó Fülöp
BUSINESS SOLUTION PRIZE:
Biofilter’s ‘Circular approach in digital’ is an innovative, far-seeing program that sets an example for other companies and industries. Beyond regular business considerations, it continues to expand its own responsibilities and thus contributes to meeting the Action 2020 Hungary and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Heineken’s ‘Plastic-free movement in May’ program is an innovative, eye-catching business solution that seeks and finds answers to a major ecological problem. It could easily be extended to other market players within and beyond the industry, thus contributing significantly to the achievement of the Action 2020 Hungary and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
MOL’s ‘MOL Limo, the future of driving’ program is an innovative and forward-looking response to a large-scale problem, and a good example of responsible, strategic and business thinking. It also sets an example for other actors in the market and contributes significantly to achieving the Action 2020 Hungary and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.