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Industry Awards

In 2018, NEIA introduced a renewed industry awards program, celebrating the businesses, researchers, and professionals building the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Cleantech Innovation Award

This award, open to business and academia, recognizes clean technology innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Innovations can be recognized at any stage of development – from research and development, to commercialization, to refinement – of products, services, or processes that can mitigate effects to, protect, or enhance the environment. The award is judged according to the uniqueness of the innovation, the potential for positive environmental impact, and the potential for commercial application.

Business Excellence Award

This award recognizes a significant initiative or achievement of a business engaged in Newfoundland and Labrador’s green economy. Initiatives or achievements could include the completion of specific business projects that have a positive environmental impact, business growth milestones (e.g. new sales, workforce expansion), or a contribution to the community from a sustainability or corporate social responsibility perspective. The award is judged according to the initiative or achievement’s impact as it relates to economic growth and development, positive environmental effects, and public awareness of green economy and environmental challenges or opportunities.

International Business Award

This award recognizes a significant initiative or achievement of Newfoundland and Labrador business engaged in international business activities relating to cleantech or environmental services. Initiatives or achievements could include export success, diversification into new sectors or markets, collaborative research and development, or the establishment of international partners be it through joint-venture, licensing, etc. The award is judged according to the relative impact of the internationalization activity for the individual business and/or the industry at-large.

Industry Champion Award

This award recognizes the contribution of an individual (e.g. an environmental practitioner, business owner, decision-maker, etc.) to the growth of Newfoundland and Labrador’s environmental industry. Contributions can be considered from a practitioner, economic development, or regulatory perspective. Champions can be recognized for singular contributions or the culmination of their activities over a period of time. The award is judged according to the contribution (over and above commercial success), its associated positive environmental effects, and its lasting impact on the industry.


To make an award nomination:

  • Click here to download the nomination form;
  • Fill out the nomination form;
  • Submit your form to NEIA’s Executive Director, Kieran Hanley at

2019 Industry Awards Nominations Deadline:

Nominations must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Award decisions are made by an ad hoc volunteer committee.

Previous Awards Programming

From 2002-2008, NEIA ran an awards program recognizing member achievements and excellence. Past winners of these awards include:

Capacity Building Award
Building and growing a company that provides environmental services and/or products presents unique challenges. This award is presented to a corporation with a proven record of building the environment sector in Newfoundland and Labrador and in improving its competitive position in local and/or international markets through a commitment to excellence and strategic growth investment.

  • 2008 – Northeast Avalon ACAP
  • 2007 – Rogers Enterprises Ltd.
  • 2006 – Hi-Point Industries
  • 2005 – Island Waste Management Inc.
  • 2004 – Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd.
  • 2002 – Newfound Disposal Systems Ltd.

Environmental Performance in Newfoundland and Labrador
Environmental leadership often brings an improved bottom line and embracement by clients and the local community. This award is presented to a company that has gone beyond environmental compliance and has demonstrated a commitment to improved environmental performance.

  • 2008 – Waste Management of Canada Corporation
  • 2007 – Newfoundland Power
  • 2006 – BAE Newplan Group
  • 2005 – Abitibi Consolidated
  • 2004 – Newfoundland Power
  • 2002 – Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited (Industry)
  • 2002 – Ever Green Recycling (Community)

Individual Contribution to the Environmental Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador
To achieve success, every organization or movement needs champions to lead, provide wisdom and help turn ideals and innovation into reality. In the Newfoundland and Labrador environmental industry, these types of individual efforts have been critical to the forward development and growth of both our industry association and the environment sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. This award is presented to an individual who is, or has been, a key force in developing the environmental industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • 2008 – Bill Melendy
  • 2007 – Jim Dempsey
  • 2006 – Urban Williams
  • 2005 – Guy Moores
  • 2004 – Leslie Grattan
  • 2002 – Bevin LeDrew
  • 2002 – Paul Antle

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