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.

Registration takes 5 minutes. Applications are open until 30th August 2020. 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 was 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 this application form and should be labelled clearly for the judges. E.g. Question 3 – evidence provided

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 Program

Provide an outline of the program describing the key drivers of the program and the major elements you chose to include.  How was it linked to your business strategy?

5 / 60

  1. Program Development and Execution

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

10 / 60

  1. Workforce Engagement

Describe how the workforce were involved in the program.  Describe the nature of their involvement in all stages, from initial analysis to execution and review?  Who led this involvement?  How did the workforce respond?

15 / 60

  1. Improvements Delivered by the Program

Describe the results of the program.  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 Program

What is the role of the leadership team in maintaining strong communication flows in relation to the program?  What did they do to continually reinforce the importance of the program?

10 / 60

  1. Ongoing Identification and Management of Risks
  • Describe the system you use to continually monitor risks in the safety or environmental areas of your business.
  • Describe your process for targeting improvements each year in the safety or environmental areas of your business.  Do you have structured development plans in place?  How often are they reviewed?

10 / 60

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Please Register first before completing your application form. Registration takes 5 minutes and close 30th August 2020.

Follow the below link to start the registration process.

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