The theme for the 2016 competition is "Translating sustainability into value" and the Ocean Exchange review panel is seeking Solutions Inspiring Action; scalable, sustainable and global innovations that are generating economic growth and increasing productivity while reducing waste and the use of nature’s resources. This year, the awards process focuses on renewable energy, zero emissions and new technologies that can support sustainable solutions and give efficiencies in logistics and supply chains – on land and on the ocean. Each applicant will be asked to submit a written statement that describes how their solution contributes directly or indirectly to resilient oceans.

“Gulfstream’s sustainability efforts align with the broader business aviation industry’s goals of reducing emissions,” says Ira Berman, senior vice president, Administration and General Counsel, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.  “One of the ways we are doing that is through our agreement to obtain renewable fuels for daily flight operations at our Savannah headquarters.  The 2016 Ocean Exchange Solutions award allows us to expand renewable energy research and development in the hopes of creating further positive outcomes across industries.”

Anna Larsson, vice president of Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, adds: 

“Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics recognize that our activities affect the environment, hence we are focused on high impact solutions. Climate change is a reality, and the $100,000 Orcelle Awards program is an investment in driving positive change industry-wide. The return is a future for our business that’s commercially and environmentally sustainable.”