The Corporate Environmental Achievement Award (CEAA) was established to recognize and honor a single outstanding environmental achievement made by an ACerS corporate member in the field of ceramics.
These achievements represent either:
- a significant improvement of an existing process and/or product, or
- the development and implementation of a new process and/or product
In both cases the process and/or product should demonstrate improvements in one or more of the following areas:
- reduction in undesirable effluent streams
- expanded recycling of materials
- measurable environmental benefits over previously established processes
A maximum of two awards may be given each year. The award is formally presented to a designated corporate representative at the Annual Meeting banquet.
Nominating Process: Any member may submit a nomination on behalf of a current corporate member, or the organization may join as a corporate member in order to qualify for the award. Nominations should consist of a concise description of the achievement (500 words maximum) outlining its significance and its impact on the environment. Appropriate supporting documents that further aid in the evaluation are also requested. Nominations will be evaluated by the CEAA subcommittee, and the winners selected will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for approval. Recipients of the award in any given year shall be eligible again in the following year. Those nominees not selected for an award will remain eligible for two years. Joint nominations in which two or more companies have combined resources to develop a process and/or product can be submitted. In this case, a representative from one company should coordinate the effort and act as a spokesperson.