Geckos are among the last species to return to an area after a land disturbance such as mining, and their presence indicates a return to a healthy functioning ecosystem. As such the gecko was chosen as a symbol of environmental performance.
Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence recognise leading practice and innovation in environmental management and provide an opportunity to share experiences between government, industry and the community.
Receiving a Golden Gecko Award also helps to build the reputation of being a responsible corporate citizen with a responsible attitude to the environment. Just participating in the Golden Gecko Awards process has been known to internally increase awareness and interest across an organisation in environmental work.
For 30 years, Award winning projects have raised the best practice standard, and thus demonstrated the continual adoption of innovative techniques and skills by industry. Still today, individuals and companies continue to stand out and develop innovative and remarkable solutions to address modern challenges and regulatory requirements.
View the previous winners of the Golden Gecko Award and Certificate of Merit.
Please make sure you carefully read the criteria for the award before you prepare your submission.
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