The inaugural World Business Green Business Awards launch at a time when businesses are using their ingenuity and resources to fight the impact of carbon emissions on climate change - considered by many to be one of the greatest threats facing mankind.
The awards are now open to entries, and will culminate in a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester in London on November 29.
Categories open to businesses include best supply chain management, to support environmental excellence; best building design, covering the construction of new buildings and new features on existing buildings; and best fleet vehicle management. There will also be awards for the best leadership driving change and the best management of sourcing of energy.
Judges will also confer three overall awards for the best overall green business of the year, the most innovative green business model and the best sustainable green business award.