Woolworths was named winner of the retail sector category at the inaugural Climate Change Leadership Awards on Thursday, 11 March 2010. The Climate Change Leadership Awards 2010 recognise, reward and celebrate South African businesses; community-based organisations; or individuals who are leaders in climate change issues, and who are taking the lead through positive voluntary action by implementing a range of activities related to combating global warming. Woolworths recognises that climate change poses both risks and opportunities to the business sector and believes in playing its part to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Addressing climate change is one of the key pillars of our Good business journey strategy – our plan to help people and our planet. The competition is sponsored by the SA Post Office; Carbon Protocol of South Africa, as the regulatory body; Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk and Food & Trees for Africa. Ends For more on Woolworths Good Business Journey plan, please visit our 2009 Good Business Journey Report on this website.