Helveta Shortlisted for the 2012 FT ArcelorMittal ‘Boldness in Business’ Awards
14 March 2012
Oxford, UK, 14 March 2012 – Helveta, the provider of sustainable supply chain software, has been shortlisted in the Environment category at the 2012 FT ArcelorMittal ‘Boldness in Business’ Awards. The global awards, now in their fourth year, are an initiative taken by the Financial Times and ArcelorMittal to recognise businesses that, through bold decisions, drive change and inspire innovation in their sectors.
Since their inception, the awards have established themselves as the premier accolades in their category, thanks to their global reach and the impressive credentials of the judging panel including Lionel Barber, the Editor of the Financial Times and Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, who base their decision on a short-list drawn up by the FT's global network of bureau chiefs and senior journalists. The awards will feature candidates from Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “I am delighted with the high calibre of entries we have received for this year’s awards. Each of the shortlisted companies has displayed commitment to innovation and change in their field during what has been a particularly volatile year for global businesses.”
Karim Peer, CEO of Helveta said: “To be shortlisted in the Environment category at this year’s awards is a fantastic achievement for Helveta and testament to our continued efforts to use technology to assure sustainability and legality in global natural resource supply chains. 2012 will be an important year as private and public sector organisations across the world look to implement a range of measures aimed at protecting the global environment whilst also delivering much needed economic growth. This recognition shows that Helveta is well placed to support companies and governments around the world to meet these ambitions.”
Winners will be announced on 20th March, at a ceremony, hosted by Lakshmi Mittal and Lionel Barber, at a central London location.