Pollination awarded Terra Carta Seal by Sustainable Markets Initiative

Pollination is proud to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal. The Seal recognises global companies which are actively leading the charge to create a climate and nature-positive future.  

The Terra Carta Seal is awarded to companies which have demonstrated the success of a high-impact, large scale company-wide project, initiative or strategy which aligns with one or more of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s ten Terra Carta Articles. The Articles underpin the Terra Carta, the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s guiding mandate which provides a roadmap and framework to accelerate the transition to an ambitious and sustainable future, placing Nature, People and Planet at the heart of global value creation.   

This award recognises Pollination’s ongoing leadership in East Kimberley and its work on the Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership. The Partnership, a first-of-its kind, brings together traditional owners of the land – MG Corporation, Balanggarra and the Kimberley Land Council – and Pollination as equal shareholders of the East Kimberley Clean Energy Project, producing green hydrogen projects for domestic and export markets.  The project is Australia’s first 100 per cent renewable energy hydrogen and ammonia hub.  

Pollination joins 16 other companies spanning multiple geographies and industries to be awarded the 2023 Terra Carta Seal. They include DLA piper, Airbus, Novartis, Robertson Group and Siemens Energy.

The Terra Carta Seal was launched in 2021 at COP26 by His Majesty King Charles III when he was the Prince of Wales. Since its inception, the Sustainable Markets Initiative has awarded its coveted Seal to just 83 companies globally.   

For the first time this year, the judging process involved independent, external partners Verdantix and the Expert Review Panel, who worked together to assess the eligibility and impact of each nominated project against recognised global sustainability criteria.  

Tony O’Sullivan, Chair & Founder, Pollination, said: “Accelerating the transition to a net zero, nature positive future is at the heart of our investment and advisory work, and we are delighted to be recognised with the Terra Carta Seal. I am particularly proud this award results from our work on the Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership, putting traditional owners of the land at the centre of the transition.”

Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, CEO, Sustainable Markets Initiative, said:  

“The Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Terra Carta Seal recognises those companies which are taking great strides in delivering real-world outcomes. As we stand on the eve of COP28, public, private sector and philanthropic actors will come together at the inaugural Business and Philanthropy Climate Forum to bridge the gap between ambition and action.  It is examples exemplified by the 2023 Terra Carta Seal winners that are helping to inspire and lead the way.”  

David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix, said: “We are privileged to work with the Sustainable Markets Initiative, contributing our expertise in independent evaluation to the judging process. We take great pride in being an integral part of this esteemed global initiative, alongside a distinguished and diverse panel of experts. Together, we are dedicated to acknowledging and applauding the companies who lead the way in demonstrating their commitment to creating a sustainable future.” 

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