Tell everybody about your green initiative by entering the annual Green Supply Chain Awards


Over recent years there has been a strong move towards companies “being green” and focusing on “environmental sustainability”.

In an effort to recognise and reward those companies that show excellence in “going green”, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA), the Consumer Goods Council of SA and Supply Chain Today launched a Green Supply Chain Awards programme in 2009.

The aim of the Green Supply Chain Awards is to recognise and reward companies that are making genuine efforts to minimise the environmental impact of their supply chain processes and actively seek ways to improve environmental performance through:

  • Identifying goals to reduce their company’s impact on the environment;
  • Developing an action plan detailing how each of these goals will be achieved; and
  • Reporting progress towards achieving these goals.

The Green Supply Chain Awards is the ONLY award in the Supply Chain arena devoted exclusively to greening the supply chain.


Business enterprises, associations, private institutions, government bodies, parastatals and non-governmental organisatinos (NGOs) are all eligible to submit entries to the Green Supply Chain Awards.

Participants may submit as many individual entries as they wish. Entrants do not have to be members of CILTSA or the CGSA to participate.


The Awards accepts entries covering all aspects of the supply chain. Details on the focus of each category are provided under the section “Categories”.


The Green Supply Chain Awards will be presented to the winners at a celebratory lunch to be held Tuesday 13 August 2013 in Johannesburg.


The judging panel will comprise representatives from CILTSA, CGCSA, Supply Chain Today and other appropriate organisations.


The judges will be looking for case studies where companies have been able to demonstrate unparalleled performance in environmental supply chain planning and execution. This will include compliance with environmental regulations, minimising waste from the supply chain process, reducing the carbon footprint and the overall adoption of “green” practices across the supply chain.

1)    Companies should demonstrate they have taken measures to improve their environmental performance, such as through applying environmental criteria to assess and choose suppliers, and/or actions they have taken to control emissions from transport requirements.

2)    Companies should adhere to all official national, regional and global environmental guidelines set for their industry.

3)    Companies should be able to show how the company has benefitted financially from implementing green initiatives.

Criteria could include:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Finance
  • Inventory
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • People/HR
  • Production
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Transport
  • Warehousing
  • Waste


Awards will be presented in the following Categories:

Best Project (Small/Medium/Large)

–  Less than R1 million

–  Between R1 million and R10 million

–  Over R10 million

Best Product

–  Less than R1 million

–  Over R1 million

Industry Leader (companies may not enter this category. Nominations are submitted by previous Award winners and Sponsors)



Entrants are required to submit a short motivation, which should include the following information:

  • Name of Project
  • Dates
  • Brief Description of project and results
  • Contact Details


  • An entry form must accompany each entry.
  • The closing date for entries is Monday 1 July 2013.


Short-listed entrants may be required to submit supporting material at a later date.


There are no Entry Fees.

8.5 The Winners Receive:

  • Exposure on the CILTSA website.
  • Exposure in the CILTSA newsletter.
  • Feature in CILT World (international website).
  • Exposure in Supply Chain Today magazine


9.1 All entries must be a truthful representation of the entrant’s commitment to sustainable, green practices carried out within an ongoing programme with set objectives and measurable outcomes designed to reduce the greenhouse emissions and environmental impact of their organisations or communities.

9.2 All entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and accept no correspondence will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

9.3 All material submitted in support of an entry is warranted by the entrant to be their property and is entered without any encumbrances by third parties.

9.4 The entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the organisers of the Green Supply Chain Awards for any claims arising out of any material, statements or claims made as part of their entry.

9.5 The entrant agrees that the organisers of the awards are entitled to judge their entry and select what they consider to be the winner in a given category without recourse to the entrants.

9.6 The entrant agrees that should they win an award they will provide a representative to attend the award ceremony to accept the award.

9.7 If the entrant wins an award it grants permission to the organisers to use any photographs, video, sound, written or other material as it sees fit and without restriction.

9.8 Entries received without the required entry form will be deemed invalid and withdrawn from the Awards.

9.9 The Green Supply Chain Awards reserves the right to withdraw an entry from the judging process at any time if the entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason.

9.10 The Green Supply Chain Awards’ decision is final.

9.11 Organisers reserve the right not to award a category at its own discretion and without recourse to the entrants of said category.

9.12 The Green Supply Chain Awards reserve the right to nominate the entrant in other categories that the organisers feel appropriate.

9.13 The person named on the entry form will be the person contacted by the Green Supply Chain Awards if they are successful.

9.14 If the name of the nominated contact person changes, the Green Supply Chain Awards must be contacted immediately.

9.15 Shortlisted entrants may be required to provide additional information upon request from the Green Supply Chain Awards.

9.16 The Green Supply Chain Awards and all its Intellectual Property remains the sole copyright of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and Supply Chain Today.

9.17 Entries will be judged by a panel of judges. Organisations can enter as many categories as they like.

9.18 The winners of the awards may state in advertising, promotional material and on their stationery that they are a winner, but this must make it clear which category and the year in which they won.

9.19 Sort-listed entrants will re required to attend the formal sit-down award lunch held in August for which there will be a charge of R7 000 for a table of 10 guests.

9.20 Please ensure that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions of entry. Appropriate space is allowed for your signature of confirmation on the Entry Form.


For further Information, please contact Lelanie Diamond or Anne Rotteglia on 011 781-1401,

Cell 084 598 1222 or Email

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