Recognising the stars of Kingston’s business community

Published on 11 April 2024


Nominations have opened for the Kingston Sustainable Business Awards 2024.

The awards are a platform to showcase and celebrate the achievements of Kingston’s business, trader and entrepreneur community in a broad range of sustainability initiatives.

Mayor Jenna Davey-Burns said we have a remarkably innovative and diverse business community in Kingston and it’s important we recognise and applaud those businesses and individuals making the world a better place.

“We started the awards program last year to celebrate innovation, increase awareness and demonstrate how sustainable businesses benefit our community and our environment,” Cr Davey-Burns said.

“We know Kingston’s local businesses are leading the way and I strongly encourage people to nominate the businesses and individuals making a real difference.”
The Sustainable Business Awards are presented across six categories, covering some of the most significant challenges facing businesses today:

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Solutions - recognising businesses and initiatives that demonstrate efforts to reduce waste generation, promote recycling, and implement solutions for sustainable waste management practices.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - recognising businesses that excel in supporting diversity and inclusion through inclusive employment initiatives in Kingston.
  • Small and Medium Business Leadership - recognising outstanding achievements by small to medium enterprises that integrate environmental and/or social sustainability principles and practices into their business activities and policies.
  • Towards Net Zero 2030 - recognising organisations who are driving towards net zero through improving efficiency, renewable energy production and carbon emission reduction.
  • Product Innovation and Technology - recognising businesses who develop innovative products and technologies that have the potential of significantly addressing climate change mitigation, adaptation, or resilience.
  • Young Changemakers and Innovators - recognising young people (under 30 years old) who have developed ideas or implemented positive change in sustainability.

This year’s awards are supported by Community Bank Parkdale as Major Sponsor.

Nominations can be made online at

For more information, please contact our Kingston Business team on 1300 653 356 or email

Nominations close on Tuesday 30 April 2024, with the winners to be announced at the Kingston Sustainable Business Awards Gala event on Wednesday 28 August 2024.