Nominations for the Environment Prize

This year, the theme for the Nordic Council Environment Prize is initiatives that bring us closer to the waste-free society. Anybody can submit nominations.

The winner will be announced in Helsinki on 1 November 2017, during the Session of the Nordic Council.

Criteria for nomination

The prize is awarded to a Nordic company, organisation, or individual which has integrated consideration for the environment into its business or work in an exemplary manner, or which has made an extraordinarily positive contribution to the environment in some other way. The winner must have a Nordic perspective and operate in the Nordic Region as well as/or with parties outside the Region.

Theme and nominations

“This year, we are seeking to promote initiatives that bring us closer to the waste-free society, which also entails making progress toward the UN’s 2030 sustainable development goals,” the Nordic adjudication committee says.

Do you know a Nordic company, organisation or individual, who is involved in promoting, developing or using waste-free solutions? If so, nominate your candidate here. The explanation must not exceed one A4 page.

Nomination form

The deadline for nominations is 19 April 2017.

Prize and award ceremony

The nominees for the Nordic Council Environment Prize will be announced in June, and the prize will be awarded for the twenty-third time at a ceremony in Helsinki on 1 November 2017. The winner will receive DKK 350,000.

Previous winners

2016 Too Good To Go (DK) – digital innovation to support sustainable lifestyles

2015 The energy company SEV (FA) – green electrification

2014 The City of Reykjavik (IS) – wide-ranging and determined commitment to the environment

2013 Selina Juul (DK) – combating food waste

See previous winners and read more about the award here.


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Louise Hagemann
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The Nordic Council Environment Prize

Image in banner :Winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2016. The app “Too Good To Go” (DK). Photographer: Magnus Fröderberg/