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12 September 2013 | Will Green
A project to educate suppliers in sustainability involving 10 construction companies has scooped the top award in the CIPS Supply Management Awards 2013.
Skanska UK (on behalf of the Supply Chain Sustainability School) was named overall team winner at a glittering ceremony last night for its work promoting sustainability among more than a thousand suppliers.
Judges praised the level of collaboration involved in the project, which aims to enhance sustainability in the construction industry’s supply base.
The judges said: “What was impressive was the level of collaboration across so many stakeholders, with an investment in education that will have a long-term impact on the sector.”
Earlier in the evening the team picked up the gong for Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility.
The supply chain sustainability school involves self-assessments for firms, action plans and resources including videos, interviews, reports and guidance. In nine months, 2,250 professionals from 1,314 companies had joined the school, which has attracted interest from other sectors in the UK and abroad.
AirPlus was the headline sponsor of the event, which was also supported by Hays Procurement and QinetiQ Commerce Decisions was the official technology provider for the judging.
Other team winners on the night were:
Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility
Skanska (on behalf of the Supply Chain Sustainability School)
Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession
City of Glasgow College, Scottish Procurement & Skills Development Scotland
Best Cross Functional Teamwork
Novartis Pharma AG
Best People Development Initiative
Sheffield City Council
Best Public Procurement Project
Staffordshire County Council
Best Supplier Relationship Management
Jaguar Land Rover and Gobel & Partner
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Start Up
Hitachi Rail Europe
Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change
International Procurement Project of the Year
Department for International Development
Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year
Efficio and Tryg