Oracle unveiled the winners of the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award—Eco-Enterprise Innovation at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. The winning customers reduced their environmental footprint while also reducing costs using green business practices and Oracle technology. For these customers, environmental sustainability has become an essential ingredient to doing business responsibly and successfully.
These awards were presented by Jeff Henley, Oracle Chairman of the Board, in Oracle’s sixth annual sustainability awards session. Several of the winning customers also chose to include their partners who helped support their sustainability initiatives.
Winners hail from a wide range of industries and regions. The winning nomination forms were selected by a panel of 5 judges. 2 judges are from Oracle and the other 3 judges include: Heli Helskyaho: CEO Miracle Finland Oy and President Oracle User Group Finland; Bambi Price: Director, Tron Systems and ODTUG Secretary; and Kathleen Schwille: Vice President, Educational Design and Development, National Geographic Education.
Oracle also awarded Robert Kaplan, Director of Sustainability at Walmart, with Oracle’s Chief Sustainability Officer of the Year award. Robert was honored for helping improve Walmart’s supply chain efficiency with their Sustainability Hub. The Sustainability Hub, powered by Oracle Service Cloud, is a central location for Walmart suppliers, associates and business partners to learn, connect, inspire and drive sustainability through collaboration.