Oracle unveiled the winners of the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award: Eco-Enterprise Innovation at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. The recipients of these awards use Oracle products to help with their sustainability initiatives. By their use of green business practices and Oracle technology, these customers have been able to reduce their environmental footprint while also reducing costs.
These awards were presented by Jeff Henley, Oracle Chairman of the Board, in Oracle's fifth annual sustainability awards session. Several of the winning customers also chose to include their partners who had helped these customers with their sustainability initiatives.
Winners hail from a wide range of industries and regions. The winning nomination forms were selected by a panel of 6 judges. 3 judges are from Oracle and the other 3 judges include: Heli Hel Helskyaho: CEO Miracle Finland Oy and President Oracle User Group Finland; Debra Lilley: Council Member and Past President UKOUG; and Kathleen Schwille: Vice President, Educational Design and Development, National Geographic Education.
Oracle also awarded Ian Winham, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from Ricoh Europe with Oracle's Chief Sustainability Officer of the Year award. Ricoh Europe is a multinational imaging and electronics company with a strong commitment to sustainability. Ian was honored for his leadership in dramatically reducing Ricoh's environmental impacts by leveraging Oracle's applications and underlying technology.