Acre365 is an award for individuals in the UK who have produced substantial environmental and social impacts within their first year at a company.
Five winning applicants will receive the following benefits:
- An exclusive Acre 365 trophy.
- An invitation to attend a celebratory awards dinner.
- Acre Frameworks coaching session.
The profiles and achievements of winning applicants will also be highlighted throughout Acre's platforms, as well as through the platforms of their partners.
This scheme is administered by Acre. Founded in 2003, Acre is a sustainability recruitment company that connects businesses and people across the fields of corporate responsibility, sustainability, environment, energy and health & safety whilst offering bespoke solutions for recruitment, search and business intelligence. Acre intends to support the next generation of sustainable companies, responding to an escalating need for sustainability professionals.
The purpose of this award is to celebrate individuals who have produced substantial impacts within their first year at an organisation. Through this award, Acre hopes to share innovation and best practice with the wider community, helping others to learn and receive inspiration.
Interested parties should contact Acre directly for any information regarding any restrictions that may apply.
This competition is open to professionals in the UK who have been able to achieve environmental, energy, social or health and safety impacts within their role. These professionals could be working for organisations of any type or size. They may be at the beginning of their career path or could have substantial experience.
The 2017 programme is intended for professionals who began their role with their new employer after 1 October 2015. Acre365 focuses upon the first 12 months within a new role. However, shorter time frames will also be considered in cases where a significant impact has been achieved. This could be the case for contract or interim professionals who have a crucial role within the sustainable economy.
Applicants will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:
- Positive impact: The environmental or social value that has been generated resulting from the applicant's activities.
- Innovation: Innovations that have helped to move the sustainability agenda forward within the applicant's organisation.
- Legacy: The long-lasting improvement that has been created as a result of the applicant's activities.
- Image enhancement: This is in terms of both the sustainability profession and the applicant's industry.
Match funding does not apply in this instance.
This is a non-financial award and so eligible expenditure is not applicable.
This scheme is now closed. The last deadline for applications was 31 March 2017.
Interested parties should first ensure that they gain corporate approval for entering the competition. They should then access the entry form online, choosing the category and sector that is appropriate to their application.
The applicant should then write and upload their submission alongside any relevant supporting material. The applicant may return and edit their application at time before the point of submission. The application will be saved and so it does not need to be completed in one go.
The contact details of the applicant's manager so that Acre is able to verify the completed application upon hitting the "Enter Now" button. The application must be verified by the applicant's manager before 31 March 2017.
The applicant will receive a confirmation email once the application process has been completed successfully.
A panel of judges will assess applications and select winners. This judging panel is comprised of senior business and sustainability professionals and experts. For the 2017 round, these judges are as follows:
- Jonathon Porritt. CBE, Writer & Broadcaster.
- Tim Brooks. LEGO, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility.
- Emma Head. High Speed Two, Corporate Health and Safety Director.
- Tanuja Randery. Schneider Electric, President, UK & Ireland.
- Jim Woods. The Crowd, CEO.
- Andrew Cartland. Acre, Founder.
Applications should detail the results that their projects have delivered for the organisation, stakeholders, beneficiaries, customers and wider society. Evidence of commercial benefit will be taken into account where relevant. The judging panel will also examine how the applicant has enhanced the image of their profession and the industry that they are working within.