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Prestigious National Environmental

Awards Series

Business and Environment in a Competitive World


Vancouver, B.C.: Some of Canada's most influential and respected corporations are being considered for recognition at the first annual GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence, presented by The Globe and Mail and the GLOBE Foundation of Canada. "The GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellenece are designed to recognize Canadian companies that have achieved environmental distinction" says Dr. John Wiebe, President and CEO of the GLOBE Foundation of Canada. "This new award series will honour corporations that have turned environmental leadership into a competitive advantage with real benefits in terms of share value, efficiency and technological innovation".

" The Globe and Mail are delighted with the inauguration of the Globe Awards for Environmental Excellence" said Doug Gould, editor of the Report on Business. "Business Strategy that delivers economic and environmental bottom line performance is something worth recognizing and celebrating".

Businesses with a track record of environmental innovation are encouraged to enter the Awards for Environmental Excellence in one of four categories:

· The Corporate Competitiveness Award

· The Corporate Award for Technology Innovation and/or Application

· The Industry Award for Environmental Performance The Industry Award for Export Performance

The appointment of an Awards Panel of eminent business and environmental leaders will be announced shortly.

For detailed criteria please visit the GLOBE Foundation website at www.GLOBE2002.com. Submissions will be eligible for consideration until February 15, 2002.

The awards will be presented as the highlight of the GLOBE 2002 closing Gala Dinner at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Friday, March 15, 2002.

The GLOBE Foundation is pleased to have the support of the following award sponsors: the Government of Canada's Climate Change Action Fund; the Canadian Secretariat for the World Summit on Sustainable Development; the National Research Council and Export Development Canada.

Regarded as the world's pre-eminent environmental business conference, GLOBE 2002 will draw senior representatives from business and government to discuss global strategies focusing on business, government and the environment. GLOBE 2002 will be held in Vancouver, Canada March 13 - 15, 2002.


Renee Iversen George Affleck

Media Relations Co-ordinator Media Relations Manager

GLOBE 2002 GLOBE 2002

PH: 604-666-5833 PH: 604-684-3170


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