Twenty-nine of the chosen finalists will take the stage to pitch their achievements in the Baltic Sustainability Forum & Awards Ceremony, which will take place on November 30 at the Splendid Palace cinema in Rīga.
Winners of the Awards will be selected by a jury composed of leading industry experts. In contrast, a public vote will determine the individual winners in the Changemaker category in each Baltic country.
Latvian businesses dominate the category "Sustainable cities and mobility", where all selected finalists come from Latvia. Competing for first place in this category are Tet's intelligent street lighting system, Eco Bus' upgrade of diesel buses to electric buses and Meredot's wireless chargers, which significantly speed up the charging process.
Meanwhile, TĀLAVA, as the first brewery to start bottling its craft cider in recyclable aluminium cans, earned a place among the three most substantial entries in the "Sustainable Resources" category.
In the Sustainable Supply Chains category, Latvia is represented by THATDAY and its menstrual underwear, which significantly reduces the ecological footprint by offering an alternative to conventional feminine hygiene products.
The organizers also highlight Latvian start-up Aerones, the only company nominated in several categories. Its robotic tools for remote inspection, maintenance and repair of wind turbines have secured the company finalist status in the "Innovation" category for start-ups and the "Renewable Energy" subcategory of the "Impact" category.
The winners of the "Innovation" and "Impact" categories will be selected by a jury vote after the finalist pitches, while for the "Changemaker" category, the organizers invite everyone to choose their country's most inspiring sustainability leaders by voting for their favourite online.
Latvian finalists include Daniels Trukšāns, Head of the Eco-Schools Program, Aija Pope, CEO of TerraWaste and Laura Treimane, Founder of Zero Waste Latvia and Head of the World Wildlife Fund's Climate and Sustainable Finance Program. Voting is open until November 30, when the winners in all categories will be announced.
The Baltic Sustainability Awards are hosted by innovation management company Helve together with founding partner Rimi Baltic and other partners.
More details are available at: www.balticsustainabilityawards.eu