Scores will be allocated to different sections on a weighted basis and will add up to a total possible score of 100. The key areas that scores will be allocated to and that should be elaborated on in your application for this category are as follows:
A. Background (10 points): Please describe the nominated team (size, personnel, role in the organisation). A team can be two people + and can be at any level of the company, from executive board to junior team. Please explain why and how your nominated team is addressing sustainability within the organisation and/or through your products/services. Please include a brief profile of your company’s environmental footprint, including Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions (if collected) and a description of what the biggest environmental challenges facing this team are.
B. Influence and Accountability (20 points): Please explain how the nominated team exerts wider influence on the sustainability of the company, and how the team’s work makes the company more accountable for its environmental footprint. Please demonstrate how the nominated team’s environmental work is taken seriously by the senior board of the company and integrated into broader company strategy.
C. Key Projects (20 points): Please outline any environmental project(s) undertaken by the team within the adjudication period that demonstrates the work being done on environmental sustainability. These can be internal projects that demonstrate the efforts to reduce the organisation’s environmental footprint, and/or products/services provided by the company that are helping customers reduce their environmental footrprints. Please include any relevant data to support your claims.
D. Outcomes and impacts (20 points): Please outline any positive outcomes or measurable impacts from the nominated team’s sustainability efforts. Please include data, graphs, testimony or any other relevant information that you feel demonstrates the measurable sustainability outcomes of the team’s work. Please ensure any data around carbon intensity improvements is also accompanied by total emissions data. Please ensure any emissions offsets programmes are dealt with separately to actual emissions reductions.
E. Overcoming challenges (20 points): Please outline how the nominated team identified specific challenges to its sustainability work, and worked to overcome them.
G. Future Plans (10 points): Please outline the nominated team’s plans for the future, including any relevant planned projects, initiatives, products or events.
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