Why Participate?

Participate in the GCC Circular Economy Awards to:

  • gain recognition for your contributions and achievements,
  • showcase your commitment, contribution, and achievements to Circular Economy,
  • get inspiration to start or accelerate your transition to Circular Economy,
  • learn and access proven circular practices in your industry,
  • enhance your organization’s circularity,
  • network with the leaders and champions of Circular Economy.

Who Can Participate?

Any organization of any type and size including governmental, nongovernmental, public and private, academia, from any industry, having operations in the GCC region: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, and Kingdom of Bahrain.

Award Categories

Three different categories of the Award have been created so as to allow different types of organisations implementing various Circular Economy business models, approaches, products or services to participate.
Eligible organizations are welcome to apply for one or more categories or apply for multiple submissions within a particular category as applicable in the same Award cycle.

The Circular Economy Award program is not a competition. It is based on qualifying scores as decided by the Jury.

Each applicant that achieves the score defined by the Award criteria is recognized and declared a winner. There can be multiple winners within the same award category.

Circular Economy Award Organization

Circular Economy Award

This category is for organizations which have integrated principles of Circular Economy in their business strategy and operations. Circularity is in the DNA of the organization.

Circular Economy Award Pioneering Practice

Circular Economy Award
Pioneering Practice

This category is for those organizations that have implemented circularity in some parts of their products, services, operations, branch or location.

Circular Product/Service Recognition

Circular Product/Service

This category is for those organizations who produce products and services which enable circularity for their customers.

Award Timeline

Award Fees

Award registration and assessment* fees are to be paid on receipt of the invoice from the Award office once the Registration form has been accepted by the Award office.

Circular Economy Award – Organization

AED 8,000

Circular Economy Award – Pioneering Practice

AED 6,000

Circular Product/Service Recognition

AED 5,000

What is included in the fees?
3-5 company representatives attend the GCC Circular Economy Forum & Award Ceremony complimentary (value of AED 1,200-2,000).
For each application fee received, AED 150 will be invested to support Circular Economy projects in the GCC, such as building competencies, upskilling and research.

Fees in UAE Dirhams, inclusive of applicable 5% VAT.
Prevailing VAT will be applied in case of changes from the current rate of 5%.
Fees are non-refundable.

*For in-person assessment of the applications received from outside the UAE, lodging, boarding, travel incidental expenses will be charged extra (subject to prior agreement with applicant).

Meet Our Team

Meet the passionate champions committed to inspire organizations to transition to Circular Economy locally and globally.

We design and deliver programs, projects, and articles on Circular Economy. We are optimistic that circularity is the way forward to environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Our Contribution to Circular Economy

We are committed to leading the transformation towards a Circular Economy across industries in the GCC region and beyond.

We help organizations implement Circular Economy models, provide trainings, workshops, awareness sessions and publications.