Green Century Awarded the Outstanding Achievement BENNY Award

Submitted by greenamerica on February 5, 2015

Green Century Capital Management was recently recognized for outstanding achievement in advocating for better corporate behavior with a 2014 BENNY award.

The award was sponsored by Corporate Ethics International for Outstanding Organizational Achievement on its International Palm Oil Campaign that pushed many big name consumer companies like Kellogg’s, Nestle, and more, to adopt Zero Deforestation policies. This is Green Century’s third BENNY in five years.

The BENNY Awards have been running for 10 years, and recognize outstanding individual and organizational achievement for campaigns to make companies more socially and environmentally responsible.

Benny Award | Credit: Forest Heroes

Benny Award | Credit: Forest Heroes

Green Century’s recognition sprouted especially from the critical role it played in pressing the world’s largest palm oil supplier, Wilmar, to implement a policy that will keep 1.2 gigatons of carbon pollution out of the air.

“Green Century didn’t just launch the issue of deforestation onto Wilmar’s agenda; it helped seal the deal too. Green Century is able to get forest protection on the agenda of Fortune 500 CEOs like no one else,” said Glenn Hurowitz, Lead negotiator with Wilmar and Campaign Director, Climate Advisers. 

“Green Century’s advocacy is designed to produce tangible results – and changing the palm oil production and supply chain is measurably reducing carbon pollution, protecting endangered species and preserving rainforests,” stated Leslie Samuelrich, President, Green Century Capital Management. “We are honored to receive this award alongside many effective organizations and look forward to pressing other companies to reduce carbon pollution in their other commodity supply chains.”

Green America’s coalitional efforts with the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign also earned a Benny Award as the Activists’ Choice.

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