ISRI member Sunnking, a national electronics recycler and sustainable solutions provider based in Brockport, New York, was announced as the winner of the CleanTech Award by the International Trade Council on Nov. 9, 2023, at the Go Global Awards Ceremony hosted in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Go Global Awards program is an annual conference that showcases and celebrates companies and government leaders driving the economy forward through innovations, technologies and strategies. The 2023 Go Global Awards were hosted by the International Trade Council and Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, attracting around 50 agencies and 400 companies from 38 countries.

“Our teams are thrilled and honored to accept this recognition, highlighting our relentless commitment to sustainable technology and environmental stewardship. We are grateful that our impact is noticed locally at home, nationwide, and worldwide,” said Adam Shine, president of Sunnking. “It’s a step towards influencing and guiding other companies toward greener initiatives and a carbon-neutral future. Sunnking remains dedicated to driving positive change through innovative, clean technology solutions.”

(Left to right): Mr. George Glory Opeku (Judge), Robert Burns (Director of Communications, Sunnking), Elizabeth Tanner (Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce).

This is the second Go Global Award for Sunnking; the company won silver in the Electronics category in 2021.

The Go Global Awards follow a three-tiered review and selection process. Candidates begin the application process with a pre-screening and ranking phase. The top 20% of nominations across all categories are cross-reviewed to ensure consistency.

Finalists are then selected and move forward to the live judging event, where they present before independent Go Global Awards Committee members. The Awards Committee then cross-reviews the finalist presentations, and the final decisions are announced at the Go Global Awards Day. The panel of judges comprises industry experts, government officials and past winners. The judging criteria for businesses entering the 2023 awards span key areas such as market opportunity, innovation, reach, leadership, strategic partnerships, customer satisfaction, growth, sustainability, and overall impact, reflecting a comprehensive assessment that values and acknowledges businesses’ global contributions.

Robert Burns (Director of Communications, Sunnking).

According to the award website, the event brings together hundreds of senior executives from manufacturers, exporters, technology firms, international service providers, venture capital firms and financial institutions. The program aims to build a community of senior executives from across the globe to support one another, share ideas, create partnerships and build on their existing knowledge and connections.

Images courtesy of Sunnking.

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ISRI. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.