The contact person may be contacted in the case of a company/plant site visit by a judge.
Value: 3 / 50
Provide details of any international presence you have been able to establish and/or recognition of your products in the international sphere.
Value: 2 / 50
Provide details of any international accreditations relevant to your business and markets that you have achieved.
Value: 1 / 50
Provide evidence of how your products are achieving import substitution.
Describe your approach to managing quality in the business. Do you have any ISO certifications?
If you have a systematic approach to benchmarking your business, describe your methods
Describe initiatives that you have undertaken in conducting R&D projects.
Describe investments you have made in your business to ensure its ongoing success.
Describe examples of how you have quickly and successfully adapted to changes in market conditions.
Describe any initiatives you have undertaken to improve your supply chain and the results you have achieved.
Describe any initiatives you have undertaken to improve the diversity of your customer base and the results achieved.
Describe initiatives you have undertaken that strengthened the offer to the customer by adding additional value to the core product. For example, bundling services with the product.
Describe initiatives you have undertaken to increase flexibility in your manufacturing system. Modularisation. Quick change of product lines.
Describe initiatives that you have undertaken that demonstrate smart use of technology, automation, acquisition or development of new equipment.
Describe any initiatives you have undertaken to create new business models. May include strategies such as niche market development, service champions, linkages with other firms.
Describe any opportunities for your products or components thereof to be recycled or reused in any way?
Describe any initiatives that you have undertaken that have reduced waste in your business.
Describe initiatives you have undertaken to improve the skills of your workforce.
Describe initiatives you have undertaken to review and improve the effectiveness of your marketing.
Describe initiatives you have undertaken that have created improvements in areas such as procurement, inventory management, or warehousing and logistics
Describe initiatives you have undertaken that have delivered improved business systems.
Describe initiatives that have led to a measurable improvement in the health and safety of the workforce.
Describe initiatives you have in place to keep the workforce informed. Information sessions. CEO briefings. Video updates.
Describe how you maintain a strong commitment to the health and safety of the workforce.
Describe your approach to workplace learning and ongoing development of your people.
Provide details of apprentices, trainees or cadets employed in your business.
Describe your approach to engaging with your workforce. What strategies are in place to empower workers to take initiative and give their best.
Describe any initiatives in place to recognise and reward employees for good performance.
What do you do to foster a culture of respect for longevity of service? Is there a structured recognition process in place? Do the employees value it?
Provide details of any special incentives provided for outstanding performance or potential? Overseas travel. Study trips.
Value: 1 / 50
Describe initiatives in place to sponsor community organisations or activities.
Describe initiatives in place to foster engagement with the education sector. Schools, TAFE, University, Private Training Providers
Describe initiatives in place to support employees to improve their general physical and psychological wellbeing.
Describe initiatives in place that aim to protect or improve and aspect of the local environment.
Describe initiatives in place to support local sporting organisations.
Describe initiatives in place to encourage and support workplace giving.
Describe any examples of strong personal community involvement by employees.
Describe initiatives in place to support the indigenous community.
Describe your involvement in industry organisations such as AIG or HunterNet.
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If selected as a Finalist in the 2020 HMA, you could be contacted by NBN Television who may showcase your company / product in the week leading up to the Awards event. You have the opportunity to decline this opportunity if you wish.
As part of the Awards’ support and promotion of its applicants, HMA could include your company on their website and as part of their social media content – Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Vimeo, You Tube, Pinterest.
The process may include sharing text and images from your company website and / or social media pages. You have the opportunity to decline this opportunity if you wish.