We want to reward your commitment to Sustainability!

Every year, Northern Beaches Council applauds both our local businesses who do their bit for sustainability. That’s why we sponsor a special business Sustainability Award alongside the prestigious annual Northern Beaches Local Business Awards; and host the annual Eco Awards and awards night.

Business Sustainability Award

The Northern Beaches Local Business Awards are a community accolade for business excellence. But the Northern Beaches Council Sustainability Award is more: it’s a discretionary award that showcases your business for actively pursuing sustainable practices.

The award highlights excellence in embedding sustainability practices in business planning, operations and marketing. We had a great response last year which highlights the growing importance of environmental sustainability in local businesses.

Anyone can nominate a business for the Sustainability and Inclusion Award, including customers, community members, businesses owners and staff. Self-nominations are also welcome.

This years Presentation event was split over two evenings - 15 and 16 December 2021.

Winners - 2021

Danes Specialty Coffee - Winner (Joint)
Danes Specialty Coffee is a Brookvale based coffee manufacturer which shows clearly quantifiable gains in energy efficiency (solar) and waste reduction and recycling (BIN TRIM).  They also show innovation in use of byproducts of coffee production including upcycling coffee cups.  They engage in strong collaboration with a range of like minded businesses such as ‘Simply Cups, ClosedLoop and Shippit to embed sustainability throughout their production process.

House of Samara - Winner (Joint)
House of Samara is a local beauty salon which has taken significant steps to reduce their environmental footprint and give back to local community.  This includes setting targets and delivering achievements in energy efficiency, including delivery of products, through solar installation and electric vehicle usage.  As an active member of Sustainable Salons Network they have seen 95% of their waste repurposed and implemented innovative use of products and packaging to achieve 100% waste and encouraging clients to return empties.  Sara also shows leadership in the community organising local beach clean ups.

Previous winners