Award Banner CTA New Venue

INNOVATION

Awarded to a company that has inculcated innovation into its projects, products, and overall outlook .To qualify, your intervention must have taken place between the period 1 July 2017 and December 2018.

What is the CONCEPT?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What is the problem you are trying to solve?
  • How did you discover the problem?
  • How did you design the intervention?

What was the VALUE of innovation in the company project?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Describe how this innovation affected your bottom line?
  • How did this innovation affect employees and suppliers?
  • What was its unique value proposition?

How was the project DELIVERED?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • How did the company design the roll out of the innovation?
  • Over what period did you roll out the innovation programme?

What IMPACT did the intervention have?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What impact did the innovation have in the medium and long term?
  • How was the innovation programme a catalyst for future improvements?

HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD

The health and safety award acknowledges best practice approaches and achievement in workplace health and safety. To qualify, your intervention must have taken place between the period 1 July 2016 and December 2018.

Describe the Health and Safety CHALLENGE the company/department faced?

  • Identification and treatment of a previously unidentified significant hazard (Risk Assessments)

What was the significant CHANGE?

  • Significant changes or improvements to work practices that enhance health and safety practice in your company.

How did you IMPLEMENT the programme?

Describe how you inculcated a culture of H&S to sustain the intervention?

How did the intervention enhance compliance with Health and Safety Regulation?

CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT AWARD

Awarded to a company with a CSI project that makes the biggest impact on the lives of its beneficiaries

Description of the company’s primary mandate?

List the company’s values?

Where does the company operate?

Describe the CSI programme

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What process did you follow to identify the CSI project?
  • How did you involve the company Staff?
  • What role did Senior Management play in the role out?
  • Is the CSI Programme still in place?

What has been the impact of your CSI programme?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Are your values and commercial objectives aligned with the programme?
  • Has the programme created a long-term Impact in targeted communities?

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

Awarded to a company that can demonstrate outstanding or improved customer service excellence and resourcefulness in providing??? over a period of time (at least one year).To qualify, your intervention must have taken place between the period 1 January 2017 and December 2018.

What was the challenge the company was trying to solve?

Describe the Intervention

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Describe a typical customer?
  • What were the benefits/value to the customer?

Demonstrate how the company measured progress?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What feedback mechanisms did your company implement?
  • How are your feedback systems monitored?
  • What have some of the results indicated?

What was the impact of the interventions?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Highlight how the intervention improved staff moral
  • Was there an improved financial performance?
  • How did the intervention improve customer service?

MOST TRANSFORMED COMPANY AWARD OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the most transformed company in terms of ownership and the composition of its Board of Directors, Executive Management and Managerial Team, in addition to Skills Development and Enterprise Development Initiatives

A. Medium to Large Enterprises with a turnover of more than R50 million

Provide the company’s statistical information over the last three years

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • BB-BEEE certificate
  • List of Board Members
  • List of EXCO members
  • Staff Demographic Breakdown

Highlight or describe how the transformation imperative has driven change within the company.

Describe the company’s Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) initiative.

How has ESD benefitted your supply chain?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What was your spend with Black-owned businesses?
  • Are you still currently procuring from initially identified black-owned businesses?

What was the Impact of your spend?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Were Jobs created as a result of your ESD initiatives?
  • What has been the Financial Impact to your suppliers?

B. Small Enterprise (QSE) with a turnover between R10 million and R50 million

Provide the company’s statistical information over the last three years

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • BB-BEEE certificate
  • List of Board Members
  • List of EXCO members
  • Staff Demographic Breakdown

Highlight or describe how the transformation imperative has driven change within the company.

Have you participated in an ESD programme?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • How has the ESD Programme impacted on your company financially?
  • How long has your company been part of the ESD programme?
  • Is your company still involved within the ESD programme?

Describe how the company has implemented Skills Development

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following?

  • Does your company have a Skills Development Plan for all employees?
  • How much do you invest in Skills Development?
  • Is Skills Development applied throughout the company from senior management to junior staff?

ARTISAN AWARD

Awarded to a company that has the highest activity in artisan training each year (for itself and/or the industry). To qualify, your intervention must have taken place between the period 1 January 2018 and December 2018.

Describe the role artisans play within the business

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Tell us how the company has invested in apprenticeships.
  • Can you demonstrate the value apprentices bring to the business.

Describe how the company has invested in Apprenticeships and can demonstrate the immediate benefits this has brought to it.

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • State the Number of artisans trained and qualified in the last financial year.
  • State the Number of artisans employed in the last financial year.
  • Highlight the Employment Equity statistics in relation to Gender, Race, and Disability.

Highlight the benefits of training Apprentices in your business

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Describe the financial benefits.
  • Describe if there have been any improvements in workflow processes, and product development or quality.
  • Demonstrate how Apprentices have been fully integrated within the company with clear future development plans.

Highlight iexcellence in implementing your Apprenticeship programme.

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What is the company’s ratio of apprentices to permanent staff?
  • Describe your best apprentice in terms of the following:
    • Commitment, Skills, Attention to detail, Adherence to safety, Company values

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD

The Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes a project in the Metals and Engineering Sector that has been completed in the past two years and exemplifies the practices of environmental stewardship (January 2017 – December 2018)

Describe the environmental CHALLENGE the company/department faced?

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • What is the environmental challenge you are trying to solve?
  • How did you discover the problem?
  • How did you design the intervention?

Describe the significant CHANGE.

  • Significant changes or improvements to work practices that enhance the environment.

Stewardship practices and achievements.

  • Describe the resource management goals and accomplishments in terms of stewardship. What does this mean?

Environment Stewardship at a senior level.

To assist you in answering this question, think about the following:

  • Describe how the company practises environmental stewardship as a part of your company’s management programme.
  • How has a stewardship philosophy impacted management strategies, and other activities that improve the public perception?

Interested in becoming a sponsor?