RELX SDG Customer Awards 2022

Recognising our customers' exceptional work to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

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Launched in 2020, the RELX SDG Customer Awards aim to recognise customers who share our commitment to driving action in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Nominations are received from colleagues, from across RELX's four business divisions, and are judged by a panel of internal experts against the criteria of making a demonstrable and measurable impact against one or more of the Global Goals. The 2022 awards were presented at RELX SDG Inspiration Day by RELX Chief Financial Officer, Nick Luff and Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Henry Udow.

"We are proud of the work by our customers to advance the SDGs. We share their commitment to the global goals and are inspired by their efforts"

Dr Márcia Balisciano
Global Head of ESG and Corporate Responsibility

Nominated by LexisNexis Risk Solutions


Visa is a global payments technology company connecting consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Visa was nominated by LexisNexis Risk Solutions for its commitment across multiple SDGs including SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG 17: Partnerships For The Goals

In support of SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, Visa's workforce investment includes providing a fair living wage, developing women leaders, global collaboration on addressing biases and developing talent through scholars and jobs programmes. By focusing on supporting small and micro business through digital enablement and expanding access to digital payments to the unbanked and underserved, Visa aims to make a substantial impact on poverty reduction. By 2023, they hope to digitally enable 50 million small and micro-businesses.

Aligning with SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG 17: Partnerships For The Goals, Visa's Global Brand Protection Program manages situations where the Visa brand is associated with potentially illegal activities. This includes working with banks to identify and terminate merchants that are selling illegal items and services in partnership with The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition. Visa supports the U.S. Financial Coalition Against Child Exploitation and the U.S. based National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.

Nominated by Elsevier

The University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Ranking #25 globally for impact on the SDGs and #1 for Climate Action in the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2022, the University of Tasmania was nominated by Elsevier for it's demonstrable impact on SDG 13: Climate Action.

The University's sustainability policy was adopted in 2020 and provides a focus on activities that support four key goals; leadership in sustainability governance and
implementation; leadership in sustainability education and research; partnerships and engagement activities that deliver sustainability outcomes and a commitment to sustainability in facilities and operations management.

The University of Tasmania is committed to minimising greenhouse gas emissions, divesting from fossil fuels and has been carbon neutral certified since 2016.

Through a number of outreach programmes, the University seeks to provide better understanding of climate change and works to utilise its world leading climate research to better inform and influence climate policy nationally and internationally.

Nominated by RX

Costa del mar

Costa Del Mar is an American manufacturer of polarised sunglasses that puts environmental stewardship at the heart of their business. Nominated by Reed Exhibitions for efforts across several SDGs; SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 13: Climate Action and SDG 14: Life Below Water.

Costa del Mar's Untangle Our Oceans campaign demonstrates what the Vision industry can do for the world. Untangle Our Oceans involves diving into oceans and waterways to search for fish nets and other waste. This waste is then recycled to manufacture their line of eye wear frames. This scheme is innovative and transformative with few companies using this practice across the globe - reducing microplastic waste in our oceans, protecting biodiversity and championing circular economy principles.   

"At Costa we’ve always prided ourselves on our efforts toward conservation and dedication to maintain the places we love, especially out on the water. We couldn’t be prouder to receive an award like this and to recognise the efforts of our wider team to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals."

John Murer
Global Product Marketing Manager, Costa del Mar

Costa Sunglasses Untangled Collection - Get Out & Fish


The RELX SDG Customer Awards 2023 will be presented during RELX SDG Inspiration Day on 13 June 2023.

Join thought leaders, corporate representatives, investors, government and NGOs to explore issues, gain practical insights and be inspired to take action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Confirmed key note speakers include world renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall and former secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

Find out more about the free to attend, virtual event and register today.

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