The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member States in September 2015, provide a framework and blueprint for the globe to take actions by 2030 on some of the most pressing issues confronting us in the pursuit of a more prosperous, inclusive and peaceful world for future generations. Organisations should foster the inclusion of the SDGs framework to support their sustainability efforts in this decade.


Organisations are encouraged to apply and nominate initiatives/ programmes/projects (“Project”) to join the Awards. Entries will be evaluated by our panel of experts, including sustainability professionals from different sectors, to determine whether they have outstanding achievements in contributing to SDGs.

Deadline: 30 June 2021

To raise awareness of the importance of SDGs and sustainability in the society.

To give public recognition to organisations demonstrating contributions to SDGs in their Projects.

To provide role models to inspire other organisations and share best practices and experiences.

Judging Process

Fill in and submit the Online Enrolment Form.

A designated user ID and password will be sent via email to access the Project Submission Form. All participating organisations are required to complete the Form by 30 June 2021.

July 2021

The Green Council will conduct initial assessment and propose finalists to final judging.

August 2021

All finalists will introduce their Projects to the Panel of Judges. The Panel will then decide on the winners of the Grand Award and other Awards.

September 2021

All the results of the Awards will be announced at the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Judging Criteria

Organisation Contributions to SDGs



How does this Project promote and encourage the effective participation of stakeholders?

How many people or groups are mobilised and connected?


How does this Project inform, consult, involve, engage and empower the stakeholders?  


How is this Project new or transformative in comparison to what has been done before?

Is it a breakthrough idea or process to address an issue?

Does it include those often left behind?


Is it a long-term commitment?


What kinds of tangible and intangible impacts has this Project already had and/or is expected to have?

What are the direct benefits and to whom?

How many people are impacted?


What are the changes to the environment and community, long term effects, etc.?


Does this Project have the potential to scale up or be replicated to create a greater impact?

Is there any evidence that replication or scaling is already happening and/or formally planned?


Awards Category

The following award is based on the overall ranking of judging criteria:

  • Grand Award

The following awards are based on the total score:

  • Gold

  • Silver

  • Bronze

  • Merit

The following awards are based on the highest score of individual judging criteria:

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Best Approach

  • Outstanding Impact

  • High Replicability 


Awards Winners' Benefits

  • may gain media coverage to showcase its project’s achievements

  • may be invited to share their achievements and experiences at public events

  • are entitled to use the award icons for promotional and publicity purposes in a given period

  • are presented with a trophy and/or, a certificate


Applicants that do not receive any award will receive a Participation Certificate.


Enrolment Requirements

  • Eligible projects must have been implemented between 2015 and now

  • Ideas that have not been implemented yet will not be considered

    1. Enrolment Form

    2. Questionnaire on organisation contributions to SDGs

    3. Project Description regarding the four Judging Criteria (Maximum 300 Words each)

    4. Supporting Materials including but not limited to Photographs, Video Links, Internal Documents, etc.

Enrolment Fee

  • The Awards open to all organisations, from private to public sectors, regardless of their sizes

  • Enrolment fee is collected per project. Applicants can submit multiple projects

Listed Companies or Large Corporations


Small & Medium Sized Enterprises *


* Manufacturing business which employs fewer than 100 persons and non-manufacturing

business which employs fewer than 50 persons

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Award Policies
  • Participating organisations shall ensure that all information provided is true and correct. Any misrepresentation, omission or misleading information given may disqualify the application

  • Participating organisations shall provide the required assistance to the Secretariat throughout the judging process

  • The decision of the Panel of Judges is final

  • All information and documents supplied by the participating organisations during the review of entries are kept confidential and will be used only for the judging process

  • The winners will be allowed to use the award logo on their stationery, promotional items and in advertising. In using the Logo, the organisations shall follow the guidelines provided by the Secretariat. Should there be any dispute arising from the right of using Logo, the decision of the Secretariat shall be final and binding

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