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Mondaine and ID Genève Watches have been nominated in Switzerland’s prestigious Green Business Awards.
They line up with a spectrum of nominees that ranges from a gigantic storage power plant with energy generation through concrete blocks to algae-based food and solar roof tiles.
Mondaine secured its nomination for its Essence collection of watches, which are made from sustainable materials such as castor compound (case and band), the packaging is made from recycled plastic bottles (rPET).
ID Genève Watches got the nod because materials used in its watches are circular and have a lower carbon footprint than the industry average.
The design is modular, timeless, and evolvable to maximize the life cycle of the watch.
The case is made of 100% recycled stainless steel collected in the Jura Mountains. The straps are made from 80% grape residue after winemaking.
Green Business Awards
Being nominated for a Green Business Award is a significant achievement. Winning the gong is another matter.
A long list of nominees is wittled down by a jury to the five best solutions in various categories. These five companies will go on to present themselves with a pitch to the main jury. Finally, three of them will be selected to present themselves to a broad business audience at the Swiss Sustainability Forum on 23 September.
The winner chosen by the jury will also be announced there.