​​Sustainable Development is one of two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE) to one of the finalists for the Health & Wellbeing Awards.

Entering the Health & Wellbeing Awards is the only route to the Public Health England Commendations – they cannot be applied for separately or independently. The commended organisations are selected by a Public Health England Award Committee against strict critieria that ensures that the projects are exemplars in each commendation's field.

The commended organisations are announced alongside the winners of the Health & Wellbeing Awards and the Public Health Minister’s Award at the annual RSPH Awards gala event.

Past winners