This award is aimed any established, responsible small business or enterprise of less than 250 employees, which is operating with effective, comprehensive and purpose-driven responsible business in mind; that is credible, results driven, addresses your core business function and reinforces your commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner.
The award is for the small business or organisation which has developed multiple aspects of its sustainability and social impact initiatives and will be judged primarily on activities and progress in 2017-19 although activities before and those ongoing will be taken into account if significant development has been achieved within the 2017-19 time frame.
Organisations must be able to demonstrate relevant activities including innovation, promotion of employee well-being, diversity & inclusion, improving the sustainability of processes in the workplace, community engagement, protection of the natural environment, supply chain, partnership, governance and leadership.
Judges will be looking for evidence of the small business completing the following points within the supplied application form (weighting percentages in brackets):
- The organisation’s initiatives and activities demonstrating their commitment to purpose driven sustainability for innovation and creativity, improving core business practices and showing support at senior management level; (40%)
- The measurement of impact on employee well-being (learning, development, diversity & inclusion, skilled volunteering and behaviour change) and the wider positive impact on the local community through their social impact, pro-bono charity support and donations; (25%)
- The measurement and reduction of the organisation’s carbon footprint, waste management and overall positive impact on the environment; (20%)
- The motivation, engagement and participation of partners, supporters and supply chain to change organisational practices as a result of being involved in projects; (15%)