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HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards

HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards is awarded to individuals or companies abroad who present an outstanding effort in promoting sustainable Danish products and services worldwide. Three awards are presented within three different categories.

Each award has a clear purpose: Increase the promotion of Danish values such as sustainability and CSR on an international scale. The awards can be presented to persons, agents, distributors, subsidiaries or companies based abroad.

The three categories are:

  • Business Excellence
  • Green Solutions 
  • Newcomers
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Why nominate?

HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards is awarded just once a year, so any winner will join an exclusive club. Receiving such an award is considered a huge honour and will make you an ambassador for Danish business worldwide. Not to mention the PR possibilities that royal recognition can bring to your business.

Award ceremony

The award is given once a year at an award ceremony at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is arranged by the jury and Danish Export Association.

The award ceremony is attended by HRH Crown Prince Frederik, the winners of the award, representatives of the Danish government, sponsors, the award jury, and representatives of Danish Export Association.

The award will be presented by HRH Crown Prince Frederik or another member of the Royal Family.

How to nominate?

Anyone may nominate a candidate who is a person, agent, distributor, Danish subsidiary or company based abroad and presenting an outstanding effort in promoting Danish sustainable products, services and/or businesses.

To nominate a candidate, please fill in the nomination form and e-mail it to Danish Export Association at ses@danishexport.dk.

Deadline for nominations: March 12th 2021.

Download the nomination forms below:

  • “Danish companies offer products and solutions that contribute to promoting the agenda of sustainability internationally. With this award, we honour the outstanding effort that both well-established and upcoming companies represent in this regard.”
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Award categories

The three award categories are as follows. The judging criteria depend on the category in which the candidate is nominated. Upon making its decision, the jury will consider the following criteria:

The Business Excellence Award is targeting efforts by well-established companies combining growth and sustainable development.

  • Economic impact
    How has the individual or the company contributed to an economic profit and growth that has benefitted the society both locally and in Denmark? You should be able to show 5 years proof of international business growth.
  • Sustainable development
    How does the overall effort contribute to better sustainability in terms of corporate social responsibility, environmentally friendly products, services, production or business methods?
  • Inspiration
    How does this effort serve as inspiration to others?
  • Future perspective
    What is the perspective in terms of the economic and social impact if the effort is upscaled?

The jury will also consider the longevity of the achievement, with respect to the economic growth. Unusual efforts under special market conditions may also qualify the nominee for the award.

The Green Solutions Award is targeting efforts by extraordinary sustainable companies creating innovative, green solutions.

  • Green development
    How has the solution contributed to a better environmental effort?
  • Sustainable development
    How does the overall effort contribute to better sustainability in terms of environmentally friendly products, services, production or business methods?
  • Innovation and inspiration
    Has the initiative created value, is it innovative, and will it be able to inspire others?
  • Future perspective
    What is the perspective in terms of the economic and social impact if the initiative is upscaled?

The Newcomer of the year Award is targeting efforts by upcoming companies focusing on the creation of inspiring ways to achieve a sustainable business.

  • Newcomer
    Submit proof that your work is based on less than five years of experience/cooperation.
  • Sustainable development
    How does the overall effort contribute to better sustainability in terms of CSR, environmentally friendly products, services, or production and business methods?
  • Inspiration
    How does the initiative serve as inspiration for others?
  • Future perspective
    What is the perspective in terms of economic and social impact if the initiative is upscaled?

Criteria for recipients

The Jury of the Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards take it as a prerequisite that recipients of the prizes live up to the following criteria:

  • The recipient is not involved in or associated with international tax avoidance or tax reduction schemes in any way
  • The recipient is in compliance with local and European regulations of state aid and public grant schemes
  • The recipient is in compliance with general good business practice and is not associated with any criminal activities
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HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards

HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards is awarded to individuals or companies abroad who present an outstanding effort in promoting sustainable Danish products and services worldwide.

About the award

Since 1982, HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour has been awarded to individuals and companies who present an outstanding effort in promoting Danish products and services abroad. Now, HRH Crown Prince Frederik will carry on his father’s legacy with his very own award – HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards.

The jury

Chairman: HRH Crown Prince Frederik

Deputy Chairman: Henrik Mørkholt Sørensen, Chairman of the Board, Danish Export Association

Representative of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Susanne Hyldelund, State Secretary for Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

The jury also consists of three permanent and three rotating members appointed for two years by the Danish Export Association:

Business Excellence:

- Permanent member: Poul Due Jensen, Group Executive Vice President, Grundfos
- Rotating member: Natascha Sandberg Hytting, Commercial Director, Pressalit

Green Solutions:

- Permanent member: Hanne Christensen, President, CEO, Force Technology
- Rotating member: Ulrich Ritsing, Sales- and Marketing Director, C.C. Jensen

Newcomer of the year:

- Permanent member: Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO, Viking-Life Saving Equipment
- Rotating member: Evita Rosdahl, CEO, Jeros

International Business Awards Sponsors

Sponsors

The sponsors of HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards make it possible to present this prestigious award.

ARLA FOODS
www.arla.com

AVK HOLDING A/S
www.avkvalves.com

BESTSELLER
www.bestseller.com

BLUE WATER SHIPPING
www.bws.dk

DANFOSS
www.danfoss.com

DANISH CROWN
www.danishcrown.com

ECCO
www.ecco.com

FOSS
www.fossanalytics.com

GRUNDFOS
www.grundfos.com

HALDOR TOPSOE
www.topsoe.com

KAMSTRUP
www.kamstrup.com

RADIOMETER
www.radiometer.com