Contributing to sustainable development is a goal that several industrial facilities seek to achieve, while becoming aware of the increasing need for a socially responsible behavior. Companies benefit of this through more efficient use of resources, applying the best practices within workplace, increasing productivity and product quality, opening new markets, as well as contributing to improve the surrounding society.
Nowadays, companies became not merely an economic entities, but also entities that associate with the society in which they work. Since they work in a social and economic environment interrelated with the society, furthermore, the better social and economic circumstances of society is, the better private sector’s chances of working in a better environment increase.
In this framework, the Environmental Compliance office and sustainable development affiliated to Federation of Egyptian Industries has the honour to announce launching “Pioneer business competition to achieve sustainable development”.
The competition aims at inviting small, medium and large enterprises that exert efforts in sustainable development field, to present their successful initiatives stories, in order to enhance the awareness of sustainable development among Egyptian companies. The competition awards the successful models presented by the companies that offered initiatives and achievements, and contributed to achieving sustainable development through their work. It will also shed the light on success stories aiming at emphasizing the benefits and advantages of merging sustainable development efforts within the company’s working field, and the necessity of attaching the social and environmental dimensions to the economic dimension.
The competition encourages industrial facilities to participate and present models of activities and initiatives that were implemented in the following sectors:
Initiatives that support the preventive approach to face environmental challenges, enhances environmental responsibility and using eco-friendly technologies.
Initiatives that support work environment, encourage enabling workers, follow policies eliminate all forms of discrimination and encourage women work.
Contributions to serve the society through sustainable projects of great value to the society and the company as well.
The facilities that want to participate in “Pioneer business competition to achieve sustainable development” have to meet the following conditions:
The facilities that want to participate have to provide the following documents:
The participants in evaluating during the competition include representatives of Federation of Egyptian Industries/ environment compliance office and sustainable development, industry chambers, Egyptian General Authority for Standards and Quality, ministry of environment, representatives of civil society, advisors in sustainable development field.
The aim of the competition is encouraging companies to present success stories to be a model for other companies.
The award is an award for inspiration, however, its goal is not only to highlight the successful companies, but also to shed the light on model companies that work positively with the challenges they face. This means that it will focus on difficulties, how to get rid of them and the values learned.
The evaluation goes according to certain standards like, the positive impact of activities, strategic value as well as creativity and inspiration.
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