About this award

Are you working for an organisation that is taking significant action in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices? Nominate them for the 'S' in ESG Frontrunner award and show the world how you're excelling in this field.

We are looking for submissions that can demonstrate achievements in one or more of the below areas:

  • Environment: Evidence of intentional efforts to minimise environmental impact through sustainable resource management, policies, and practices.
  • Social: Active involvement in local communities promoting social well-being, including diversity and inclusion practices within the organisation and supply chain.
  • Governance: Demonstrated transparency, accountability, board diversity, and comprehensive reporting on ESG performance, with adherence to high ethical standards.
  • Strategic vision: Alignment of long-term vision with sustainable and responsible business practices, considering environmental and social factors.
  • Innovation: Extra consideration for unique and creative approaches to fulfilling ESG commitments.
  • Long-term integration: Evidence of ESG initiatives deeply embedded in organisational operations and long-term plans.


Open to business and government members

Key dates

  • Submissions open: Monday 22 April 2024, 9:00AM AEST
  • Submissions close: Sunday 2 June 2024, 11:59PM AEST

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I enter the Awards? What’s in it for me?
  • What are the terms and conditions of entering the Awards?
  • Do we need Social Traders membership? Can all members apply?
  • Does sponsoring the Awards exclude us from applying/being a finalist?
  • I need help with my submission, who can I talk to?
  • What are some examples of initiatives that would fit this award?
  • Do I need to submit an accompanying image?
  • Can I get an extension?
  • Will I be contacted after my submission?
  • How are the Awards judged?
  • What is the judging criteria for this award?
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