Supply chain sustainability school top of the class at CIPS Supply Management Awards 2013

11 September 2013

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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

Gatwick Airport

International Procurement Project of the Year

Department for International Development

Best Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Efficio and Tryg

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