In recent years, the MSC has won several awards for its work and achievements.
WWF presents Rupert Howes, CEO, with a WWF "Leaders for a Living Planet" Award in 2009. The award recognises Rupert’s contribution in building the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) into a global ecolabel for sustainable fisheries. Please visit www.wwf.org.uk for more information.
MSC receives Utopia Award in 2008. “Utopia”, the German online community for sustainable lifestyles, rewards outstanding sustainable ideas, companies, products, people and organisations. In the category “organisations” the jury acknowledged MSC’s work with an award for its pioneering commitment to sustainability. Find out more from the Utopia Awards web site.
Good Housekeeping magazine honours the MSC with an award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Food' in 2008. The award recognised the MSC's work in raising awareness of sustainable fishing and promoting sustainable seafood choices through the blue eco-label. Read the press release.
The Skoll Foundation names MSC's CEO Rupert Howes “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” in March 2007. The Skoll Foundation describes social entrepreneurs as people who apply innovative solutions to social and environmental issues, empowering people and communities to envision and create positive change. Please visit www.skollfoundation.org for more information.
MSC receives an award for its high degree of transparency from Intelligent Giving in 2007. Using Charity Commission data and guidance, Intelligent Giving evaluates the transparency of the top 500 fundraising charities in England and Wales. Intelligent Giving publishes the resulting profiles on their website, ranking the charities by their degree of transparency. Visit www.intelligentgiving.com/charity/1066806 to view the MSC's profile on intelligentgiving.com.
MSC’s Fish & Kids project nets a prestigious “Green Award” in November 2006. The Green Awards were set up to recognise and reward outstanding creative work that communicates the importance of sustainability, CSR and ethical best practise. Fish & Kids is an educational project that aims to help schools in England to serve sustainable, MSC-certified seafood. Read the press release or find out more on www.greenawards.co.uk.
MSC wins the UK Charity Awards’ Best Practice category for operating an open and transparent organisation in September 2002. With a team of just twenty, the MSC is one of the smallest and youngest international charities to win this year’s UK Charity Awards. Read the press release or find out more about the Charity Awards on www.charityawards.co.uk.