17 February 2023

The IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards

Recognising and celebrating those championing sustainability, EDI and the need for greater circularity in the extraction, processing and use of natural resources.


The IOM3 Sustainable Future Awards are a new collection of awards to celebrate our heroes from materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines who are advancing the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient society.

The awards provide an opportunity for individuals and organisations to showcase projects and initiatives focused on these goals across six awards categories. The awards will culminate at the Sustainable Future Awards Ceremony on 20 October 2023.

Sustainable Future Awards categories

Enabling Net-Zero: Sustainable Materials & Technology
Recognising the contributions made by materials, minerals and mining to the transition to a low-carbon resource-efficient society.

Responsible Value Chains: Reducing Emissions - sponsored by Cornish Lithium
Achieving greater business sustainability through controlling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain.

Responsible Operations: Reducing Emissions
Achieving greater business sustainability through controlling and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in operations, including recognising excellence in the adoption of innovative technology to enable sustainable manufacturing.

Circular Economy 
Recognising good practice and innovation towards a more circular economy.

Natural Resources
Recognising support for plants, animals and the natural systems that support our planet.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Recognising contributions towards the social dimension of sustainability and celebrating the commitment and action towards embedding diverse teams, equal access to opportunities and a supportive, inclusive working environment

Key dates: 

  • 28 April 2023 - Early bird deadline for submissions
  • 2 June 2023 - Final deadlines for submissions
  • July 2023 - Finalists announced
  • 20 October 2023 - Awards ceremony


Sponsorship of the IOM3 Sustainability Awards will not only allow your organisation to promote its sustainability credentials but enable you to align yourselves with IOM3 and its work in the sustainability arena.

Both Headline and Category Sponsorship opportunities are available with pre-event, onsite and post-event deliverables. To find out more about the awards sponsorship packages contact Kate Harrison.

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