Sustain Wales Awards


The 2017 Awards will be the pinnacle event in Cynnal Cymru calendar, bringing together over 120 business leaders, innovators, community pioneers, educators and their teams. It’s a fantastic opportunity to re-connect, collaborate and celebrate your collective achievements!

Building on the success of our Awards held in 2015 and 2016, we will be looking for outstanding examples, from individuals and organisations that are helping to deliver the seven national goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act, contributing to the environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability of life in Wales.

Applications are now open and this year we’re inviting you to share your sustainability story against one of the eight categories or to nominate your Sustainability Champion.



Next steps

Our expert panel of judges will be looking for excellent example of innovation that meet five Ways of Working described in the Well-being Future Generations Act. Full details can be found in our Application Guidance. The Judges final scores will count for vote will count for 40% of the final vote.

We will then be inviting the public to vote for their favourites before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony in November.


In 2016 we received over 11,300 individual public votes across nine categories


The prestigious Awards will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017 and will be held at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and will be sponsored by Chair of the Cross-Party group on Sustainable Energy – AM Llyr Gruffydd.



08 September – Deadline for applications and nominations.

September – Judging

29 September Shortlist announced

October – Public vote

30 November – Drinks reception and Awards ceremony


Useful Links

Find out about the Awards Categories

Read the Application Guidance

Be inspired by our 2016 Award Winners and Finalists

Apply for an Award

Nominate your Sustainability Champion


Support the Awards, Support a Sustainable Wales

Last year the 2016 Awards received over 11,300 individual votes by the public and 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!

If you are interested in supporting the Awards and want to find out about our sponsorship opportunities – please email

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