This award recognises those suppliers who deliver sustainable community benefits through their contracts. Community benefits come in all shapes and sizes including charity fund raising, job opportunities for the long-term unemployed, and engagement with schools to inspire future generations.
Excellent customer service is the bedrock of most successful businesses. This award recognises those suppliers who have maintained a consistently high level of professionalism and customer service which has been of benefit to Scotland Excel members.
Size and location needn’t be barriers to participating in national framework contracts. Smaller suppliers may sometimes have the local knowledge and agility to respond to the needs of customers in their area more quickly and effectively. This award recognises the work undertaken by micro-businesses, small companies or third sector organisations to deliver benefits to their customers.
Improving our natural and built environment for current and future generations will contribute to achieving a ‘Greener Scotland’. Tackling climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy and moving towards a zero-waste Scotland will help reduce our local and global environmental impact. This award recognises those suppliers who can demonstrate excellence in their environmental management.
Innovation is critical to business growth. It is key to improving Scotland’s economic performance and quality of life. Successful businesses are always innovating and this award will recognise those suppliers whose innovation has been of real benefit to their customers.
Partnership working is about developing mutually beneficial relationships that deliver improvements. Effective partnerships can add a dynamic dimension to initiatives and increase their capacity. This joint award recognises suppliers who have demonstrated a creative approach in conjunction with a member of Scotland Excel.
An organisation’s success depends on its employees. Good workforce practices can help drive continuous improvements in performance. This award recognises suppliers who have implemented initiatives to enhance their own workforce and extend good practice across their supply chain.