We are thrilled to announce that Genesis Biosciences has been shortlisted in the Wales STEM Awards 2023!

The Wales STEM Awards is back for the third time to shine a light on the organisations and individuals raising the profile of STEM in Wales and we’re pleased to share that we have been selected as one of the 55 companies and individuals included in the 2023 Wales STEM Awards shortlist, which is sponsored by Cardiff Metropolitan University. The awards will once again celebrate those leading the sector in Wales, including those creating an impact on the Welsh economy, those addressing the STEM diversity gap and skills shortage, and those inspiring and raising aspirations of the next generation.

We’re shortlisted in the STEM Sustainability Award category, which aims to recognise businesses with sustainability hardwired at the core of their activities and environmental initiatives that have resulted in significant environmental improvement. The judges are specifically looking for businesses that have developed an environmental initiative and have built sustainability into the strategic operations of the business.

Kate Ledwoch, Senior Scientist at the Genesis Biosciences UK laboratory

Sustainability lies at the heart of Genesis; we adhere to an eco-benign® philosophy, striving to minimise our impact on the environment and continuously improve by working harmoniously with nature rather than against it.

Our eco-benign® technologies employ beneficial microorganisms and nature-derived actives as alternatives to harsh chemicals used in various industries. Rigorous scientific verification and validation support all our product claims, ensuring they meet the highest industry standards and certifications like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and FSSC 22000. Our dedication to sustainability extends beyond product development and research; it permeates throughout our day-to-day operations, leading to the successful How we offset 100% of our carbon emissions in 2021.

We’re proud to have been recognised in this year’s highly anticipated awards thanks to its commitment to making a difference in Wales’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) agenda. On this, Dr Emma Saunders says:

“I am absolutely delighted that Genesis has been shortlisted for this important award. It recognises the commitment to sustainability that is at the very core of our business. From the innovative eco-benign® technology that we develop, that provides safer and greener solutions for our planet, to the environmentally responsible way we operate on a daily basis. We are proud to be a STEM business leading the green agenda in Wales.”

All finalists from across the 13 categories will now be considered by an industry-leading panel of judges, with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff on 13th October.

Co-founder of the awards Liz Brookes, said: “We were blown away by the talent, innovation and dedication amongst the organisations and individuals who entered this year’s Wales STEM Awards. The calibre of the organisations, projects and individuals working hard across the country to further the STEM agenda is undeniable. We look forward to celebrating and highlighting the inspiring work across Wales at the awards evening in October.”

Dr Louise Bright, head of judges and founder of Wales Women in STEM Network, said: “The Wales STEM Awards provide an important opportunity to celebrate some of the remarkable people and achievements in the STEM sector. I am so pleased to see the volume and quality of applications for these awards growing every year. In shortlisting the entries, the judges have read about some amazing people and initiatives, demonstrating a strong STEM sector in Wales and one we should be proud of. I am very much looking forward to meeting the shortlisted nominees for judging and hearing more about their endeavours. Well done to all those who have been shortlisted.”

We’re proud to be considered for this award and we’d like to wish the best of luck to all finalists! 

The full shortlist can be found at www.stemawards.wales

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