At a general level, the judging criteria will cover the following aspects:
- Overall quality of submission
- Degree of originality and innovation in ‘green’ solutions, products and policies
- Evidence of the positive, sustainable impact of green on the business, its supplier and its customers, in terms of environmental, social and economic benefits
- Examples of the green messages that are disseminated through the organisation’s marketing and communications campaigns.
Ethical Management Practices
Entries should show evidence of ethical management practices, such as:
- Pertinent sections from an employee handbook, company manual or training programme (formal or informal) showing how green and ethical policies are communicated to, and implemented by, employees
- Any formal training and/or procedures used to address concerns an employee may have in dealing with an ethical dilemma
- The existence of a ‘green’/ethics officer, compliance officer or ‘Ombudsman’ should be noted, along with information concerning the responsibilities and authority of this position
- Formal or informal management practices and policies that foster positive employee relations around ‘green’
- Employee benefits and/or workplace practices which contribute to the quality of the green agenda and goals
- Examples of sound environmental practices
- Complimentary feedback from customers, vendors and/or suppliers
- Organisation policies and practices that assure excellence in quality products and/or services, and demonstrate accountability to customers, vendors and suppliers
- Actions taken by an organisation, showing it went "beyond the call of duty”
- Where an organisation is publicly traded, has it demonstrated accountability to shareholders and adherence to good governance practices?
- Examples of efforts to improve ethical communications, advertising, marketing and sales practices that benefit the green IT agenda and industry as a whole ie anti Greenwash.
- Sales training and/or codes of ethics used by sales personnel that ensure all transactions are made in an upfront and ethical manner.
Commercial Relevance and Impact
Commercial viability of product or solution:
- Potential for financial success
- Overall practicality and usefulness
- Adaptability to market.
Customer care, judged on:
|Evidence of an embedded progressive strategy to improve the customer's experience
Customer satisfaction levels
Value for money
Quantified research on brand perception.
Decisiveness, characterised by and judged on:
- Making decisions faster than competitors
- Committing resources and manpower to a Green .project, solution or practice