WWF and Sanlam water partnership lauded at this year's M&G Greening the Future Awards



Posted on 02 July 2012
The WWF and Sanlam Water Partnership won the two top prizez at the 2012 M&G Greening the Future Awards
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Sanlam and WWF have won two of the Mail &Guardian’s Greening the Future Awards in recognition of the partnership’s freshwater work. The annual Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations that have contributed greatly to environmental sustainability. A first time entrant to the Awards, Sanlam and WWF won the second award in the Water Care and Management category against formidable co-finalists, Woolworths.

Sanlam and WWF also became the first winners of the inaugural Sudley Adams Memorial Award. This Award has been introduced this in honour of Sudley Adams, the Mail & Guardian’s Brand Manager and Convenor of the awards for the past decade who passed in May 2012. According to the Mail & Guardian, the judges considered all the entries for this special Award and decided the one that best embodied Sudley’s forward-thinking vision and team spirit was the WWF Sanlam Living Waters Partnership.

Fiona Macleod, editor of the M&G Greening the Future supplement, said the partnership was an exemplary model for other conservation initiatives. "Sanlam's continued support for WWF SA's water programmes has been endorsed through the buy-in of other companies. The partnership presents win-win solutions for some of South Africa's most pressing natural resources problems, and as such is a deserving winner of Greening the Future's two top awards.”




The WWF and Sanlam Water Partnership won the two top prizez at the 2012 M&G Greening the Future Awards
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