This award recognises projects, schemes, products or strategies delivered or developed by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working practices, that have mitigated climate change through carbon reduction and that have created environmental benefits with either a global or local impact.

The entries should explain how the initiative mitigates climate change through carbon reduction and as best as possible the initiative’s potential to address climate change if applied more widely. The entry can also address how the initiative’s implementation has been positive for the organisation in terms of innovation, employee engagement and satisfaction, and profitability and business success. The entry must show that the organisation has provided leadership and vision in addressing climate change.

Examples of entries (but not limited to)

  • Sustainable product innovation and development
  • Use of sustainability measures in project and transport planning and assessments
  • Organisations that have created and implemented ambitious climate change strategies and targets above and beyond industry standards
  • Infrastructure projects that have delivered sustainable benefits above good industry practice and have had sustainability as a main focus

We want to hear and celebrate what you and your organisation are doing to address climate change.

We ensure there is no obstacle to enter. Free to enter, no project too big or too small, any location and judged by impartial expert judges with a diversity of experience and opinion.


From the Sponsor of the Award

At a time when radical change to address the climate change challenge is not a ‘nice to have’, but an essential part of good business practice, we are delighted to support the CIHT to shine a light on best practice in low carbon initiatives across our sector. This issue will impact on all of us, as individuals, and as public and private sector organisations, big and small. We need to come together to tackle this issue – the most important facing ours and future generations, working in partnership to find solutions and new ways of working.

Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive


Why You Should Enter

  • The award best represents your organisations achievements and gives you a platform to tell your story
  • Receive independent recognition of your achievement by some of the most respected professionals in the sector which makes winning a fantastic accomplishment
  • Enhance your brand reputation as the award provides a sign of quality for potential clients, strategic transport bodies and investors
  • Showcase your work and brand to a global audience of current leaders, decision makers and the future leaders of the sector
  • Stand out from the crowd with amazing PR opportunities
  • Being shortlisted and winning motivates staff, focuses attention on the incredible work the organisation is producing and enhances pride in the organisation
  • Winning an award will attract new talent
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Key Dates

  • Open for entries – Monday 16 December 2019
  • Deadline for Entries - Friday 28 February 2020
  • Shortlist announced – W/C 23 March 2020
  • Awards Dinner Open ticket sales – W/C 23 March 2020
  • Awards Dinner – Thursday 11 June 2020



To enter this year’s awards, your work needs to have been live at some point between 1/1/2019 and 28/02/2020 and can address all 4 judging criteria.


  • Organisations involved in the highways and transportation industry
  • Submissions must be under 1,200 words


Assessment Criteria

Initiation (10 Points maximum)

  • A clearly articulated vision
  • Quality of the solution, and methodology of how it addresses the defined problem
  • Well thought out planning and design
  • Engagement and communication with stakeholders
  • Originality and innovativeness

Implementation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Use of sustainable practices
  • Use of innovation and best practice
  • Demonstrating employee and user safety
  • Quality of development/manufacture/project delivery

Execution (10 Points Maximum)

  • Successfully delivering on performance measures
  • Achieving positive internal and external feedback
  • Ongoing implementation and monitoring

Evaluation (15 Points Maximum)

  • Demonstrable benefits to the industry and society
  • Potential for wider implementation
  • Delivering value for money


Entry Rules

  1. You are the owner of all intellectual rights in your entry or have all necessary consents from all other owner(s) of intellectual rights in your entry.
  2. Entries must be received no later than the published deadline date.
  3. All submissions must be made online.
  4. All entries must be supplied and conform to the category rules and submission formats.
  5. Work entered into more than one category must be treated as a completely separate entry.
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. Due to the number of entries received, we cannot give feedback on individual entries.
  8. By entering these awards, you give the organisers the right to share, publish and otherwise use my entry in all media.
  9. The organisers reserve the right to verify that all entries have been commercially produced for a commercial client where relevant.
  10. The evidence contained in the submission must be correct and you can provide further details if required.
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What Should be Included in an Entry

  • A high resolution, 300 dpi, version of your company logo
  • Your entry taking care not to exceed the word limit
  • An executive summary of the activity. The summary, will not be judged, but it is what will appear on the website and promotional material if you are shortlisted. Tell people why your entry is so good and why it is worth further attention.
  • Supporting material: photographs, videos and/ or other graphic images that illustrate your entry in any way is encouraged
  • At least one photo or image provided should be in high resolution, 300 dpi, for potential reproduction in promotional material


Help and Support

If you require any further information regards the awards please do not hesitate to contact us on awards@ciht.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7336 1583.