All companies registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises in Brønnøysund are eligible to submit a solution, with the exception of:
There are three criteria that a company must satisfy when applying:
The solution must be green and/or sustainable (according to The Explorer's definition).
The solution must contribute to achieving at least one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The company must be ready for international growth.
The company must follow principles of corporate responsibility.
To be able to register the submission form itself, companies must confirm that they work in accordance with corporate responsibility as defined by:
Companies and solutions are assessed based on the information submitted by the companies. Companies are themselves responsible for verifying that all information is correct.
The Explorer has an editorial team and an advisory team who assess whether the solution falls within The Explorer’s definition of green and sustainable solutions, which UN Sustainable Development Goals the solution contributes to achieving, and whether the company is ready for international growth.