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Improving our natural and built environment for current and future generations will contribute to achieving a ‘Greener Scotland’. Tackling climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy and moving towards a zero-waste Scotland will help reduce our local and global environmental impact. This award will recognise those suppliers who can demonstrate excellence in their environmental management.

The Need to Know
There will be up to two awards in this category (large organisation and SME/micro).  Each entry will be assessed on the proportional benefits achieved regardless of the size of the business.

The Requirements
Your entry must demonstrate how you proactively measure, manage and improve your environmental practices. For example, carbon measurement and reduction, waste reduction or the introduction of greener manufacturing processes. Your entry should refer to an approach carried out on a Scotland Excel framework/contract which has achieved measurable benefits.

Our judges are looking for innovative practices which have been carried out on a qualifying framework.

The Key Words: you might want to incorporate some of these key words in your entry if appropriate.
Carbon measurement, innovative approach, positive impacts, lasting impacts, new skills, environmental improvement, social benefit, research/development benefits, shared knowledge or education, staff engagement, supply chain engagement, economic benefits, water use, fleet management, delivery innovations, supply chain carbon analysis, long term planning, C02 reduction targets set, collaborative approach, re-use, recycle, landfill avoidance.

The Entry

  1. Please provide a brief description of your organisation. (100 words max)
  2. Please provide a brief synopsis of your entry. (100 words max)
  3. Please describe the aims and objectives of your initiative. (250 words max)
  4. Explain your approach to developing and implementing your initiative. (300 words max)
  5. Provide a summary of lessons learned from the development and implementation of your initiative. (250 words max)
  6. Provide details of the outcomes achieved versus target and explain the method of measurement employed. (500 words max)
  7. Please provide contact details of a referee (relevant local authority member/associate member) who can corroborate your submission in the event of your entry being shortlisted.


Entries are now closed and we thank all suppliers for their interest.


The Small Print
Entry is open to suppliers that have been awarded a place on a Scotland Excel framework which is live at 01 September 2017.  The entry must relate to the supply of goods or services to Scotland Excel members under that framework between 01 September 2016 and that 31 August 2017. 

All submissions must be based on work directly related to a Scotland Excel framework, i.e. innovative work for a customer that is not serviced by Scotland Excel will not be considered for an award.  Any supplier which has been removed or has withdrawn from a qualifying framework will not be considered for an award.

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