'The Unseen Ocean', a short film in Volvo's Defiant Pioneers Stories series, has won the Transforming Society category at the prestigious tve Global Sustainability Film Awards. Presented at a ceremony at BAFTA in London this week, the awards are a competition for companies and institutions promoting powerful solutions for sustainability.
The six-minute feature, produced in partnership with Sky Atlantic, was chosen by a judging panel comprising eminent figures in business, technology, communications and innovation from a short list of 11 entries. The Transforming Society category focuses on how businesses invest in social-development projects, not just as a philanthropic measure, but as a core business practice that is integral to their strategy for success.
The original story together with the film can be seen below:
1 in 5 children in Britain have never seen or paddled in the sea.
Volvo’s new film in partnership with Sky Atlantic follows Tom Franklin as he continues with his mission to help the next generation fall in love with the ocean, swapping the urban environment with the coastline of Cornwall.
It’s worrying to think that the destiny of the ocean is in the hands of a generation who feel little connection to it – Tom Franklin
“We can only love what we know” – Aldous Huxley
Earlier this year, we announced that by 2025 Volvo aim’s for at least 25% of the plastics used in every new car launched will be made from recycled material.
Volvo have also committed to removing single-use plastics from our offices and events across the globe by the end of 2019.
In September, Volvo became the first and only car maker to endorse the G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, which commits governments to take concrete steps towards addressing the issue of ocean plastics pollution.