Nokian Tyres Named a Candidate for Nordic Environment Price
Finland’s Nokian Tyres is one of 37 candidates competing for the Nordic Council’s Nature and Environment Prize 2008. The regional environmental prize is contested by companies throughout the region, and this year sees entries from Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the hard-to-spot-in-the-atlas autonomous island of Åland
The theme for this year’s Nature and Environment Prize is lower energy consumption with better tools. The prize will be awarded to a Nordic product, invention or service that helps to reduce people’s energy consumption. To be eligible, a product, invention or service must be potentially applicable to all of the Nordic countries and make a significant impact. It can be anything from a single object to a major system.
A handful of the candidates will go forward this autumn to the second round of the competition. The finalists will be announced in August or September and the adjudication committee will choose the winner at its meeting in Sweden on 8 October. The winner will be announced at a press conference on the same day and the actual prize will be presented during the Nordic Council Session in Helsinki at the end of October.
The Nature and Environment Prize will be awarded for the fourteenth time this year. The prize is worth approximately 47,000 euros. The theme of the environmental prize last year was the environmentally sustainable urban community, and the prize was awarded to the City of Albertslund in Denmark.