The Energy Award
3M is a diversified technology company with a global presence employing nearly 20,000 people in Europe (nearly 90,000 worldwide) and serving public & private customers with innovative products & services. 3M counts more than 50 manufacturing sites and 27 R&D centres in Europe and supports the long-term goal of sustainable development. 3M has a diversified portfolio of solutions in sectors such as healthcare, transportation, energy, water, security and communications. As an innovative company, we want to contribute to key EU priorities such as climate and energy targets, the circular economy, and a healthy and safe Europe. As part of our Sustainability strategy, we are committed to building sustainability into all of our new products. This will demonstrate how our products improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve worker and patient safety in healthcare and industry in Europe.
The Environment Award
APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, is a federation of the four major producers of steel for packaging (ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein, U.S. Steel Košice).
Founded in 1986, APEAL represents about 95% of the total European production of steel for packaging.
About Steel for Packaging
Model material for a circular economy, with the highest recycling rate in Europe, steel for packaging has a key role to play in reducing food waste by protecting and preserving products at all stages in the food chain.
A unique packaging material, steel combines exceptional performance capabilities with unrivalled environmental credentials. Strong, formable and long-lasting, steel offers numerous benefits for the safe packaging of a wide variety of products including food, beverages, aerosols, personal care, household, automotive and industrial goods.
A permanent material, steel can be recycled infinitely with no loss of quality. Magnetic properties make steel easy and economical to separate from other waste during recycling processes. Finally, because steel scrap is an inherent part of the production process for new steel, every single steel plant in Europe is also a recycling plant, saving resources, energy and emissions by recycling steel in a simple and efficient process.
The Food Safety Award
As a global healthcare leader, MSD works to help the world be well. MSD Animal Health, known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of MSD. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios – not only of products, but also of services and technologies – to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Our mission – The Science of Healthier Animals – guides all of our work. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against diseases passed from animals, and longer, healthier lives for pets.
Our products fight diseases that can devastate animals, threaten human health, and disrupt the supply of food. We continually introduce new technologies to help our customers maximize their efficiency while improving animal wellbeing, such as the world’s first non-parasiticide cattle product with a transdermal route of administration. Finally, we keep people happy by caring for their family pets with innovative products including the first chewable tablet for dogs effective against fleas and certain tick species for up to 12 weeks.
MSD Animal Health’s robust R&D pipeline spans key therapeutic areas, providing a solid platform for further advances in veterinary medicine. Our customers expect more from us than just medicines, and we continue to deliver the information, technologies and veterinary services to meet their needs around the world. As a multi-species global company operating in more than 150 markets, we respond readily to the demands of our dynamic industry.
Justice and Gender Equality Award
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.