Excellence in Sustainable Operations

You’re thinking about entering the Excellence in Sustainable Operations Category? Excellent!

Nominations are open for consideration of the Excellence in Sustainable Operations at the annual Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

This Award is sponsored by Nupress Group.

Registration takes 5 minutes. Applications are open until 13th August 2021. If you have been unable to meet the deadline, please contact HMA to make an alternate arrangement.

Note – Applicants may find that their application into the Excellence in Sustainable Operations Award category may also be a ‘fit’ for another category, such as:

Please read the following definition before completing your application form to ensure you are submitting in the correct category.

Definitions & Guidelines

To assist you with this application the judges have provided some guidelines.

When providing your answers, the “For Example” / guidelines we have suggested for each question are not intended to be exhaustive. They are designed as examples and prompts to help you understand the judges’ requirements. It is important that where you state that you have evidence in support of the specific question you are answering, you need to provide that evidence –  usually, a generic brochure or company overview is not sufficient.

HMA is interested in seeing initiatives that have been identified, driven, and resolved within our region (Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast).

Focus of the Category

This category recognises businesses that have significantly improved the business’ performance in the areas of workforce health and safety or environmental management.  The initiative should be strategically focused, well planned and executed, with clear, measurable outcomes.

Note – Applicants may find that their application into the Excellence in Sustainable Operations Award category may also be a ‘fit’ for another category, such as Manufacturer of the Year, etc.

By adapting the information to fit the criteria of other categories you give yourself the opportunity for your product, process, etc. to be profiled in more than one sector.

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Example Information Required

Each of the listed criteria must be addressed and where possible, evidence provided

Photographs, drawings, etc. may be included as an attachment to the online application form – please label clearly.

Please address the following criteria and restrict the content of each criteria response to 200 words or less. For example; Question 1 can only have a maximum of 200 words.

Maximum File Size

The entry form allows a maximum file size of 20MB to be uploaded. In the event you need further assistance, clarification or want to submit appendix documentation larger than 20MB, please contact Carol McEwan on 0438 242 899.

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Judging Criteria & Values

Below is a breakdown of each question, the criteria judges will be looking for and the value of each question.

Question Judging Criteria Value
  1. Overview of Safety or Environmental Initiative

Provide an outline of the initiative describing the key drivers and goals that formed the major elements under consideration. Discuss how the initiative linked to your overall business strategy.

10 / 60

  1. Initiative Development and Execution

Describe the process you used to create the initiative, from the initial analysis work, through the design phase, and on to its execution.

10 / 60

  1. Workforce Engagement

Describe how the workforce were involved in the initiative. For example, you could describe what project phases the workforce were involved in and how (i.e. initial analysis or execution or review) and who led this involvement. How did the workforce respond?

10 / 60

  1. Improvements Delivered by the Initiative

Describe the results of the initiative. What was achieved? How did you measure the outcomes? How have you shared the results internally and externally?

10 / 60

  1. Leadership Team Communication and Reinforcement of the Initiative

Describe how the leadership team were involved in communicating the importance of the initiative and explain how the initiative is going to become ‘business as usual’. What ongoing compliance checking, systems integration, or responsibilities have been allocated to make sure the initiative sticks.

10 / 60

  1. Monitoring

Describe the system you use to monitor the ongoing delivery of the outcomes targeted in the initiative.

10 / 60

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Please Register first before completing your application form. Registration takes 5 minutes and close 13th August 2021.

Follow the below link to start the registration process.

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