RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE - 2008 SUPPLY CHAIN AWARDS
Global Supply Chain Group, a supply chain strategy consulting organization headquartered in Sydney is sponsoring the coveted ‘Green Supply Chain Award’ at the Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards 2008 (see Supply Chain Asia Awards for more details). On behalf of the Global Supply Chain Group, the award will be presented by Mr. Vivek Sood, the man credited with co-creating the terminology and methodology of Green Supply Chain Management, and the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group.
The Green Supply Chain Award is based on the following principles:
Governments and industry organizations around the globe have started to issue directives on how to minimize the environmental impact of supply chain and logistics processes; and consumers in many countries are becoming more conscious of purchasing products that have been produced and delivered under certain environmental standards.
The Green Supply Chain Award is aimed at rewarding organisations that have foreseen this trend and are making genuine efforts to minimize the environmental impact of their supply chain processes.
The criteria for the award are as follows:
- Nominated companies should be recognized as leaders in the field of building environmental sustainability into industry and should have a track record of excellence in environmental standards in creation and deliverance of products and services
- Companies should be proven to regularly take measures to improve their environmental performance, such as through application of environmental criteria to assess and choose suppliers, and study and action to control emissions from transportation requirements
- Companies should adhere to and/or outperform all official national, regional and global environmental guidelines set for their industry
- Companies should be profitable in the past year and show a strong recent track record of profitability
Aside from the sponsors such as Global Supply Chain Group, Agility, Emirates Shipping Line, LRQA, TT Club and Virgin Atlantic, other attendees at the event will include: DP World, DubaiLogisticsCity, Emirates Sky Cargo, DHL, UPS, Fedex, Schenker, KN, Li & Fung, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, Maersk, Evergreen Mr. Vivek Sood, the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Group stated:
we are excited to sponsor the Green Supply Chain Award since its inception in 2007 for three years running. Our current research delves deeply into extending the supply chain disciplines into Green Supply Chain arena. We are looking forward to sponsoring this award for many years to come, and work with corporations to make their Supply Chains more green.
There were 5 finalists in the category: all large multi-nationals. The judges are deciding the winner soon, and the winner will be revealed on the night of the awards in November 2008 at Marriott Hotel in Shanghai.