This award is open to organisations who are working closely with partners and collaborators to “green” the supply chain – to improve processes and deliver an environmentally improved product or service. Key elements will include utilisation of local resources, consideration of project miles, beyond purchase of recycled products and consideration of the complete process of production.
The award will be given to a project or organisation where the principles of sustainability have been fully embedded in the supply chain, particularly those that demonstrate creative thinking and leadership. The winning entry will be an exemplar of sustainability, providing evidence that effective management of the supply chain, environment and economic aspects have achieved a significant improvement in the end product.
The judges will be looking for demonstrably effective forms of partnership and collaboration, information sharing, innovative processes and the delivery of benefits in terms of process improvements in time, cost and operation. The judges will look for entrants who demonstrate a responsible, long term and collaborative approach to adding value and achieving a range of benefits for themselves and others.
Judges will be looking for evidence of the following points within the supplied application form (weighting percentages in brackets):
- The organisation’s commitment to sustainable partnerships, ethical practices, and environmentally improved services and products as an integral aspect of the business strategy; (25%)
- The development of organisational sustainability initiatives with a holistic, long-term approach including consultations with partners and input from the supply chain; (25%)
- Measured effectiveness of increased partnership and supplier engagement and collaboration with verifiable data confirming the environmental, economic and employee benefits of these approaches; (20%)
- The internal and/or external communications strategy of the organisation’s sustainable business practices to their green suppliers; (15%)
- An overarching strategy to improve core business practices, sustainability and corporate responsibility with support by senior management. (15%)