Bax Botanics have been awarded a medal at the 2020 Global Good Awards, recognising the social and environmental sustainability of the brand. Here is a short blog about the competition, our own entry and some of the winners, hope you enjoy the GGA as much as we have.
What a fantastic competition: businesses and organisations from across the world doing their absolute best with regard to environmental and social issues. Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise achievements in sustainable business practice across 15 categories including Company of the Year, Best Start-Up and Environmental Behaviour Change.
It was brilliantly organised with a lovely balance of big business and smaller companies involved. The diverse entrants had sustainability and caring at their core. The winners were announced at an exciting virtual ceremony on 2 September which also featured quizzes, webinars and a special performance by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Kids SOS.
Here are a few examples of the winners:-
Product of the year Winner Delphis Eco: One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, it was the first in its sector to achieve DEFRA (EU EcoLabel) accreditation for the largest, certified range. Proudly holding two Royal Warrants for product quality and service excellence, plus their products are used to clean the Bax Botanics distillery!!!
In 2019 Delphis Eco became a BCorp. Delphis Eco’s pursuit of a truly sustainable supply chain makes it unique amongst competitors.
Best start-up of the year winner TOTM: launched in 2016 to make periods better – for people and the planet. 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK each year but can contain up to 90% plastic. Period products are the fifth most common item found on Europe’s beaches – more widespread than take-out cups or plastic straws.
TOTM created our range of organic cotton and reusable period care to fight plastic waste and built a brand that actively fights the taboo surrounding menstruation.
Bax Botanics were awarded bronze in the Best start-up of the year, for our focus on environmental and social sustainability a few examples of our work are –
- Our bottle labels are printed on Bagasse, a by-product from the sugar industry.
- The tamper evident seals used on our bottles are made from PLA, a compostable plastic substitute.
- We use recycled cardboard for our bespoke box manufacture and a special new design for a single bottle box which uses minimum resources because of its clever design.
- The botanicals we use in our distillations are organic and Fairtrade.
- We only buy from companies who ensure fair wages are paid to employees.
- We partner with local businesses dedicated to minimising their carbon footprint wherever possible.
- None of our waste goes to landfill.
- The distillery uses a closed loop cooling system to minimise water use.
- The business aims to be paperless and plastic free, wherever paper products are needed recycled material is used and plant-based starch products replace plastic.
- The quality glass bottles are reusable or recyclable, as are the stoppers.
This year’s GGA entrants span organisations from across the world. There were fantastic products and projects from across the planet like Technology for good Winner Veon: Saving lives with technology. Each year, more than 120,000 people are lost in Russia – a vast country with harsh weather conditions and, often, a lack of resources. Beeline Russia’s technical expertise and communications infrastructure powers Veon Liza Alert, a non-profit organisation dedicated to finding missing individuals.
All at Bax botanics found the whole Global Good Awards incredibly uplifting and are proud to have been a part of it and won a medal in such illustrious company.
Thank you to all of the judges and organisers.
If you would like to see more of the winners click on the link below