This award is open to all organisations taking a ‘circular economy’ approach to overall organisational, site or project specific resources during 2017-2019 or ongoing.
The winning entry of this circular economy award will consider all aspects of not only waste reduction and recycling but will take a holistic approach to ‘The 5 R’s’ where relevant – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle – and will include supply chain integration and collaborative working.
The Judges will be looking at how challenges are addressed, how the supply chain (including local council) is involved and how emerging technologies are utilised. Emphasis on waste reduction technologies, process innovation, repurposing and material reductions are key. Entrants will demonstrate how they defined the challenge, identified solutions and engaged key stakeholders.
Judges will be looking for evidence of the following points within the supplied application form (weighting percentages in brackets):
- The organisation’s commitment to maximising resource efficiency, showing true innovation for creative solutions, and the demonstration of waste reduction, elimination and repurposing; (25%)
- Evidence of the organisation consistently working towards a ‘zero waste’ policy across their business and/or specific projects and the demonstration of a holistic approach to a ‘closed loop’ system, engaging with partners, employees and the supply chain. (30%)
- Verifiable assessments across the activities in terms of achieving carbon and waste reduction, integrating sustainable practices, maximising resources, educating workforce and engaging supply chain and partners; (30%)
- An overarching strategy to improve core business practices, sustainability and corporate responsibility with support by senior management. (15%)