WATCH | Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards
Join us for the digital announcement of the award winners on September 9 2020 at 12pm
Join us to celebrate the 2020 winners
On September 9 at 12pm, the digital announcement of the winners of the third Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards will kick off with a keynote address from Ian Russell, author of The Other End of the Telescope, before the winners across 10 categories are celebrated.
The following awards will be announced:
The Newcomer Award, sponsored by Absa — for a company that has recently initiated a new strategic Supplier Development programme or project, and shown merit in design thinking, innovation and commitment to growth.
Youth Development Award — for a company initiative that has achieved exceptional results in supporting youth suppliers.
Black Women Development Award, sponsored by Cold Press Media — for a company initiative that has achieved exceptional results in supporting black women suppliers.
Rural and Township Development Award — for a company initiative that has achieved exceptional results in supporting Rural and township-based suppliers.
Skills of the Future (4IR) Award, sponsored by SoluGrowth — for a company initiative that has achieved exceptional results in supporting suppliers with leading edge, scarce 4IR skills.
Local Manufacturing Award — for a company that has developed local SAmanufacturers or value-add services and products with import-substitution and/or export potential.
Collaboration Award, sponsored by Fetola — for a company that has taken strategic action to develop industry relationships and foster cross-sector collaboration for the benefit of the wider ecosystem.
Small Supplier Award, in partnership with Seda — for their promotion of small suppliers in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and their deliberate strategy to support their long-term vision.
Affect Award, sponsored by Business Day — for a company whose supplier development initiatives have substantially affected the value chain.
Overall Winner, sponsored by Absa — for the company that stands out as the leader in the supplier development in SA.
The 2020 finalists (reviewed by BDO SA), in alphabetical order, are:
- Distell Group
- Empactgroup/ Compass
- EnviroServ Waste Management
- Goodyear SA
- Spar Group
- Unilever SA
- V & Waterfront
Date: September 9
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