Madison, Wis — Rayovac® has earned two 2011 International Business Awards for their mercury free hearing aid batteries. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in business.

Rayovac’s mercury free hearing aid batteries earned the top honor for the Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year in Canada and the United States.  Also, in the Health Products & Service category, they earned a Distinguished Honoree medal in the Best New Product or Service of the Year category.

The Stevie awards will be presented to honorees at a gala event on October 11 in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Stevie Award recipients were reportedly selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to compete. They can enter more than 40 categories, from Company of the Year and Best New Product of the Year to Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.

“We are honored that Rayovac Mercury Free hearing aid batteries have been selected to win both an International Business Award and the Distinguished Honoree Medal. These awards, as well as our recent Queen’s Award for Innovation in the UK, are an affirmation that our efforts to create the world’s best performing Mercury Free hearing aid batteries have met with great success,” said Randy Raymond, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Hearing Aid Batteries for Rayovac.

Honorees were determined through two rounds of judging by close to 200 professionals worldwide. A complete list of honorees and other details are available at

SOURCE: Rayovac