The Sedex Awards 2017

We are excited to announce the very first Sedex Awards. Celebrating the fantastic work done by Sedex members worldwide, the Awards are your chance to put your business in the spotlight. Enter now to showcase your continuous improvement efforts and how they have made a positive impact to the supply chain, people or the environment.

Find out more about the winners of the Sedex Awards 2017.

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Your business, in the spotlight

Showcase the great work that your business in doing, throughout the Sedex member network and beyond. Enter now to have the opportunity to:

  • Present your project or programme on the main stage at the Sedex Conference 2017
  • Have your project profiled on the Sedex website
  • Be featured in the Sedex newsletter and emails, which go out to over 110,000 subscribers globally
  • Be included in media outreach celebrating the award winners
  • Receive a special Sedex Awards trophy
  • Raise awareness of your business across the global Sedex community


How to enter the Sedex Awards

There are three award categories, each open to a different type of Sedex member:

  • Best example of continuous improvement (A and AB members)
    Examples of how a positive impact has been made within the supply chain through a project or programme of continuous improvement.
  • Best collaborative effort (AB and B members)
    Examples of how a supplier has used collaboration or partnership with customers, suppliers or other stakeholders to improve working conditions or to solve a responsible sourcing challenge.
  • Most innovative new programme (service providers)
    Examples of how an innovative supply chain monitoring, capacity building or worker engagement programme has helped support positive impact or continuous improvement within the supply chain.

To enter, you just have to fill out our short submission form and email it back to [email protected] by 10th February 2017.


How the Sedex Awards work

  • After the closing date of 10th February, the Sedex team will review all submissions before creating a shortlist of the top three entries per category
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the Sedex Conference 2017
  • A small panel of experts (non-Sedex members) will review the shortlist and select one winner per category
  • The award ceremony will take place on 6th April 2017 at the Sedex Conference 2017, when the winner of each category will talk about their winning work and be presented with a trophy


Meet the Sedex Awards judges


Fiona Dowson
Senior Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future

Fiona is part of Forum’s team focused on transforming the food system. She has been working in the sustainability sector – including roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors – for 15 years. Reconsidering her career in 2006 after five years working in local government, she decided to study a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Finishing her Masters with a distinction, she joined Forum in 2007 to lead our work on sustainable procurement and supply chains – a chance to use her skills in public procurement as a force for good.


Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Graduate Programmes, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Before embarking on an academic career Theo spent 15 years working in industry and as a consultant in the fields of environmental management and sustainable development. From 2003 to 2006 he took a career break to undertake research towards a PhD at Cambridge, which involved an investigation into the ‘Sustainability Assessment’ of mining projects. After another short stint working in industry, Theo returned to Cambridge’s Engineering Department in 2008 as a Senior Research Associate. In this role he oversaw the establishment of an industry-funded research programme into energy efficiency in the built environment, and supervised research by Master’s and PhD students. At CISL Theo’s primary responsibility is directing the graduate programmes, which includes: Master’s courses in Sustainability Leadership, and Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment; and Postgraduate Certificates in Sustainable Business, and Sustainable Value Chains. He also serves as a part-time research director.


Peter van Veen, Director of Transparency International UK’s Business Integrity Programme

Peter joined TI-UK in July 2011 to head the Training & Advisory Services team. He has 20 years’ experience in advising companies and has worked for such diverse organisations as The Economist Group Royal Dutch Shell, Accenture, SRI International, Bertelsmann and SABMiller. He has consulted and spoken extensively on strategic risk management, corporate governance, resources-resources-business ethics and corruption.

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