The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is designed to stimulate contributions toward sustainable development for the benefit of engineering, construction, chemical, and petrochemical organizations; the academic community; and society as a whole. Whether related to new building techniques, new chemical and petrochemical processes, alternative environmental uses or sustainable materials, projects should explore innovative practices, methods and ideas that can be implemented in a variety of real-world ventures.Established in 2008 in Brazil, The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is an initiative to seek inovation, provide students a chance to share their ideas and to be a force for positive change. Today, the Odebrecht Award has expanded to Angola, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Equador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, and the United States.
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New or alternative methods, models, and technologies related to engineering, construction, or chemical practices that have the potential to drive real change.
Results & Impact
Measurable or quantifiable results that produce a significant positive impact.
Potential to Scale up & Replicate
Viable on a broad-scale and/or replicable in other settings.
Financially sustainable business model (i.e. cost of implementation must be offset by savings, gain, or value-added).
Generate value for stakeholders.
Alignment with Odebrecht’s view on sustainability– a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses social, economic, environmental, political, and cultural dimensions.
Applicability to the Odebrecht Organization’s operations, with a focus on the following sectors: