2016 Award Winners

Celebrating sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales

Sustain Wales Awards

On 17 November 2016 we announced the winners of the Sustain Wales Awards in the prestigious Senedd building in Cardiff Bay.

The 2016 Awards brought together over 120 business leaders, innovators, community pioneers, educators and their teams. Providing a fantastic opportunity to connect, collaborate and celebrate the collective achievements of our Award Winners and Finalists!

Selected by our expert panel of judges and receiving over 11,300 individual votes by the public, the Awards recognise the innovative and inspirational people, projects and organisations that are leading in the field of sustainability.

Sustainability Champion

Iain Cox

Sustainable champion Iain Cox

Sponsored by University of Wales, Trinity Saint David


This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.

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Sustainable School

Burry Port Community Primary School – the first Passivhaus school in Wales


Sponsored by The Open University


This category recognises the school or educational initiative that really stands out.

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Sustainable FE/HE Institution

Bangor University – The Sustainability Lab bringing sustainability to life at Bangor University

Sustainable FE/HE Winner Bangor university

Sponsored by Acuity Legal


This category recognises the educational institution that demonstrates strong evidence of impact or innovation.

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Sustainable Venue

Principality Stadium – Aiming high by working towards being ‘off grid’


Sponsored by Dŵr Cymru


This category recognises those who have are taking a strategic and holistic approach to sustainable practices.

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Sustainable Public Service

Healthy Hillsides (Natural Resources Wales, Wildlife Trust South & West Wales, SW Fire & Rescue Service & Rhondda Cynon Taf)


Sponsored by Griffiths

Medium Griffiths logo

This category recognises the team or project within the public service sector that have gone beyond statutory requirements.

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Sustainable Business

Halen Môn / Anglesey Sea Salt – Resource Reduction and Biodiversity Enhancement


Sponsored By Melin Homes


This category recognises leading businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that adopting sustainability principles leads to business success.

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Sustainable Community Group

Gwern y Domen Conservation Group


Sponsored by Principality Stadium / Wales Rugby Union


This category recognises inspirational groups and projects that have achieved positive change within their community.

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Sustainable Social Enterprise

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum


Sponsored by Interserve


This category recognises the social enterprises who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.

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Sustainable Innovation

Dŵr Cymru – Rainscape


Sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car

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This category recognises the innovative approaches, products, projects or services that demonstrate the creativity and cutting-edge practices that will help Wales to achieve the national Well-being

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Special Recognition Award

Margaret Minhinnick


This special award recognises an individual or organisation that has shown determination, belief and commitment over a period of time.

Size of Wales Go Green Day Awards

Minuteman Wales


Sponsored by Size of Wales

Size of Wales

This award recognises the contribution of an organisation towards raising awareness and/or funds for Go Green Day, to help protect an area of rainforest twice the size of Wales.