For over four decades, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) has developed ties with the Philippine government and has actively advocated for reforms to make the Philippines a more competitive destination for local and foreign investments. Moreover, the Chamber has been deeply involved in sustainability-related advocacies covering energy, water management, and circular economy, among others.
Recognizing the urgency of sustainability and in line with the European Commission’s efforts on the European Green Deal, the ECCP is organizing its first Europa Awards on 10 June 2021. This seeks to promote and recognize companies with exceptional performance and contributions in promoting sustainability in line with global standards and the Philippine Development Plan.
As a run-up to the Europa Awards, the ECCP will host a series of online conversations featuring thought leaders. Also, the Chamber will publish the Sustainability Whitebook and a special edition of the Chamber’s Euro-PH membership magazine highlighting best practices and success stories on sustainability efforts and initiatives of companies across various sectors/themes.
During the awarding ceremony in June, organizations with the most outstanding sustainability programs will be awarded in six key categories/themes:
Sustainability Strategy and Culture
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines
Country Manager of IFC Philippines
Acting Executive Director and Energy Collaboratory Director of Manila Observatory
President and Founding Farmer of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc.
Executive Dean of DLSU Enrique K. Razon Jr. Logistics Institute
Chairperson of Philippine Water Partnership
Executive Director of Business for Sustainable Development
President of Developers of Renewable Energy for AdvanceMent, Inc.
The ECCP will be releasing a call for entries/submissions. Participating companies must fill out an initial entry/nomination form. Additional information may be requested to facilitate the selection process. Submissions are to be provided not later than 30th April 2021, 5:00 PM (GMT+8).
The ECCP will be reviewing the completeness of the submitted documents, and will be forwarding the entries and documents for the screening and shortlisting process of the technical panel of judges. Panel of technical judges will assess and score the entries using the scoring framework and assessment tools.
The official tabulator will be tabulating and totalling the scores to help develop the shortlist and forward the shortlist/finalists for each category, and will be reviewed further for final voting.
Winners will be announced during the 2021 Europa Awards event on 10th June 2021.