Sustainable 60

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Categories


Strategy and Governance - The structure and road map that creates a sustainable business

This category allows businesses the opportunity to showcase how sustainable business practices, or elements of it, have been integrated into the business’s governance and/or strategy to address strategic opportunities, risks or business drivers. It also includes how the integration and implementation of sustainable business practices has been managed and incentivised within the business and what have been the outcomes.

Elements that may be included in, but not restricted to, this category:

  • Your organisation’s governance and management structures and how your organisation operates.
  • How the business strategy is developed, managed, implemented, incentivised, performance reported and the degree sustainable business practices are inherent within it.
  • The core business, strategic opportunities, risks or business drivers that the sustainable business practices support or address.
  • How your governance, strategy and management processes recognise stakeholders and the communication channels you use.
  • Breadth of crisis and risk management function (and the ability for it to also recognise opportunities).


Workplace - Creating great workplaces through positive initiatives

This category allows businesses the opportunity to showcase how sustainable business practices, or elements of it, have provided workplace benefits, or enhanced the business’s workplace practices or performance.

Elements that may be included in, but not restricted to, this category are:

  • Sustainable business workplace practices such as: learning and development, diversity, retention of talent, culture, equal opportunity, flexible working, work life balance, health and safety, recruitment, remuneration, volunteering, matched giving, community engagement etc
  • Workplace benefits that have resulted from sustainable business practices
  • Workplace benefits that have resulted from addressing a strategic opportunities, risks or issue.


Ma
rketplace - Sustainable initiatives throughout the value chain; from sourcing resources, to manufacturing, to selling, to customer use and finally end of life

This category allows businesses the opportunity to showcase how sustainable business practices, or elements of it, have provided the business with marketplace advantage or addressed a strategic opportunity, risk or marketplace issue. Marketplace incorporates all business operations from sourcing of materials through to the delivery of services or a products disposal.

Elements that may be included in, but not restricted to, this category are:

  • A marketplace initiative that has achieved a competitive advantage or differentiated you in your marketplace
  • Sustainable business practice that has been applied up or down the supply chain
  • Sustainable business practices that are integrated into business design, product design, service delivery, product manufacture and transportation, method of sale, interface with the customer or client, end of life product recycling or stakeholder engagement
  • Business reporting, marketing and promotional practices that include sustainable messages and business practice.


Environment - Managing the environmental impact and ​creating better business performance

This category allows businesses the opportunity to showcase sustainable business practices, or elements of it, that have been introduced that addresses environmental opportunities, risks, issues or resource use and have resulted in business benefits. Environment incorporates all business impacts on the environment, including resource use at all the stages of the life cycle from extraction to final use and disposal.

Elements that may be included in, but not restricted to, this category are:

Innovations that have addressed environmental opportunities, issues or resource use

  • Environmental practices that have led to market or business benefits such as: waste as a resource, carbon accounting, environmental certification, clean technology, management of resources (energy, waste, water, transport), design for the environment, increased efficiency in manufacturing process, lean, kaizen etc
  • Environmental reporting, marketing and promotional activities and messages that have provided business market or business benefits.
  • Product design that includes environmental elements


Community - Creating positive community and business outcomes

This category allows businesses the opportunity to showcase the business benefits from engaging with the community. How community engagement addresses strategic opportunities, risks or creates business benefits such as staff engagement or brand loyalty.

Elements included in, but not restricted to, this category:

  • Community engagement that addresses strategic opportunities, risks, or issues to deliver business and stakeholder value
  • Community engagement can include: foundations, sponsorships, cause related marketing, volunteering, working with the community to solve an issue, community consultation and community development
  • Working with the business’ industry, government or community to create positive social, environmental or economic outcomes
  • Community engagement that builds resilience
  • Community crisis support and engagement.
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