Venice, 17th February 2021 - Just a few days after the establishment of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, 126 sustainable companies are competing for the 8th edition of the Environment Business Award, the highest Italian recognition for green companies, which gives access to the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) of the European Commission. To the call promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Venice Rovigo, with the collaboration of Unioncamere and the patronage of the Ministry of Environment and closed last October, responded companies from 17 regions of Italy, the same that on Friday, February 19 - 2:30 pm will connect to the awards ceremony live from Venice to know the names of the winners of the edition of the year Covid-19.
The event, broadcast live on the YouTube channel https://youtu.be/3BRumAUeAgE
and also visible on the Facebook page of the Chamber of Commerce of Venice Rovigo and on the website of the Award https://www.premioimpresambiente.it/
, together with the greetings of Carlo Sangalli
, president of Unioncamere, Massimo Zanon
, president of the CCIAA of Venice Rovigo and Massimo Gaudina
, representative and spokesman European Commission in Milan, will host the interventions of Marco Frey
, professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa and president of the jury of the Environment Enterprise Award and Claudia Fusco
, Head of Unit European Commission - Directorate General Environment. The latter, given the context of extreme economic uncertainty related to Covid-19, will focus on the drivers of development on which the European Union aims, recalling that about 80 billion euro, of the total 209 of the Recovery Fund made available to Italy, will be allocated to interventions for the so-called "Green deal".
In this regard, the Report "Green Italy 2020" by Symbola Foundation - Unioncamere, shows that companies that have made investments in green and innovation in 2020 record better performance in terms of turnover, employment impact, exports than companies that have not invested, similarly, the "green" companies show greater confidence in future expectations post Covid-19.
The finalist companies will be awarded a prize in four categories: 1) Best Management, 2) Best Product, 3) Best Process/Technology, 4) Best International Cooperation. There will also be a "Young Entrepreneur Special Prize", reserved for owners or managers of companies under 40 (already competing for one of the four categories), who have distinguished themselves for outstanding entrepreneurial skills, innovation and research in the field of eco-sustainable development.
Active since 2006, the Impresa Ambiente Award has so far been assigned to 32 companies, including 5 young entrepreneurs and company managers under 40 and one company - Sotral SpA of Turin - which was awarded the EBAE 2006.