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22nd edition — Tuesday 28 November 2023 at BNP Paribas Brussels

The Awards

For more than 20 years, the Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) has been highlighting Belgian organizations or organizations active in Belgium that publish about what makes them different in terms of Environment, Social and Governance disclosure (the "ESG" criteria).

Every two years the Awards for Best Belgian Sustainability Reports give your organization the opportunity to gain in visibility by participating! In addition to being read and evaluated by a jury of experts from various backgrounds, your sustainability report will be published on this website. 

Focus on SDGs

The Jury focuses on how organizations can align their strategies and on how they can measure and manage their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 and replacing the Millennium Goals (2000-2015) .

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of universal goals for sustainable development. The 17 goals cover highly varied themes, such as climate change, health, employment, innovation, and even the development of increased transparent institutions and the fight for justice for everyone. For the sake of clarity they are divided into 5 groups: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.

The SDGs represent the new strategic direction for the three pillars of sustainable development, being people-planet-profit, as well as for the strengthening of international peace and partnerships.

How to link the GRI Standards with the SDGs?
​An updated resource is available to assist companies to report on progress in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the GRI Standards.
The document dated May 2022 – Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards – covers the 17 SDGs and maps them against the Standards and disclosures that apply for each. This makes it easier for organizations to use their reporting through the GRI Standards to assess how they impact the SDGs.  


Previous editions winners

The winners of the previous editions who received an award for their efforts in sustainability reporting are the following:

ANTWERP MANAGEMENT SCHOOL (2020), ANTWERP WORLD DIAMOND CENTRE (2014), ARCELOR (2003), BEFIMMO (2014), BELFIUS (2005), BAC (Brussels Airport Company) (2001), BNP PARIBAS FORTIS (2007), BOPRO (2012 and 2014), CAP CONSEIL (2015), C&A (2010 ex aequo), CBR (Heidelberg Cement) (1999), CITY OF GHENT ("Best Pioneering initiatives relating to SDG 2030 Agenda" in 2020), COFINIMMO (2016), DE DUURZAME DRUKKER (2011), DELHAIZE GROUP (2009, 2011 and 2012), ELECTRABEL (Tihange) (2002), ELIA (2018), INDAVER (2002), KBC GROUP (2008 & "Best Pioneering initiatives relating to SDG 2030 Agenda" in 2020), LIDL BELGIUM GmbH & Co. KG (2020), LOKALE POLITIE ZONE SINT-PIETERS-LEEUW (2013 ex aequo), LUMINUS (2020), OPNIEUW & CO (2011), PORT OF ANTWERP (2012 and 2016), PROTOS (2013), PRO NATURA (2013 ex aequo, 2015, 2018), SERVICE PUBLIC DE WALLONIE (2020, Best First Report), SIDMAR (2000 and 2003), SOLVAY (2013 and 2015), STRUIK FOODS BELGIUM/CHILLFIS (2013), TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE (2010 ex aequo), UMICORE (2001, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2018), VOLVO CARS (1998), VREDESEILANDEN (2014)