Simone Hindmarch shortlisted for Sustainability Leader of the Year

Simone Hindmarch

Simone Hindmarch, Managing Director of Commercial, the firm driving transformation, social value and sustainability in the business services sector, has been recognised as a finalist in the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.

The awards, in their 13th year, celebrate organisations that have embedded sustainability in their operations, business models and products, driving demonstrable results. Simone was shortlisted in the category of Sustainability Leader of the Year.

At a ceremony in London on 5 February, Simone was honoured for her role in growing a business in which positive social and environmental change is embedded, as well as creating a positive ripple effect through its customer base and supply chain.

Simone said: “I’m so proud to have been shortlisted for this award. We were the only business services company represented in the category, and we have an extraordinary team whose energy, belief and ingenuity are changing the model for modern businesses.

“Our Change Champions are not only helping us to continuously improve the environmental performance of our own business, we’re collaborating with customers and partners to create positive impacts throughout the supply chain and within our communities. Simply, we’re making it easy to source responsibly and be a force for good.

“The pride I feel is for their accomplishments, and for all that is yet to come!”

edie’s content director and co-chair of the Awards judging, Luke Nicholls, said: “Our judges thought Simone stood out as an exceptional role model, demonstrating leadership through empowering others to make significant and sustainable change.

“She has not only led the charge in her own organisation to reduce its impact on the environment, but also shared the highs and lows of the journey with the business world through numerous speaking engagements and by holding their own CSR conferences.

“Our judges commend Simone for all that Commercial has already achieved and for the long-lasting positive impacts of their approach.”