ToughStuff wins global award at Rio+20 Earth Summit
ToughStuff wins World Business and Development Award at Rio+20...
Today ToughStuff were announced as a winner of the 2012 World Business and Development Awards (WBDA). The Awards recognize businesses which improve living standards in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities, contributing towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. They reward commercial organizations who expand goods and services for low-income people through sustainable, commercially-viable solar energy.
The eminent international panel of judges for the Awards includes members of the International Business Leaders Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the United Nations Development Programme.
Andrew Tanswell, CEO, will collect the Award at a ceremony concluding the Business Action for Sustainable Development Day taking place during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), where world leaders are convened alongside thousands of participants from governments, the private sector and NGOs. He said, “I’m honoured ToughStuff has received a World Business Development Award. Our business was set up to help lift people out of poverty and protect the environment. When we lift people out of ‘energy poverty’, we provide a vital ingredient towards the Millennium Development Goals. Having reached over a million people already, our social enterprise plans to keep growing to increase our impact.”