Business Excellence Award for Sustainability Leadership
Proudly presented by Electrolux
This award highlights excellence in embedding sustainability practices in business planning, operations, and marketing. This award recognises those businesses that identify ways to minimise the environmental footprint of the operation of their business, their supply chains and waste production. These businesses pursue opportunities to close the loop on raw materials they may consume and seek best-practice plant and fixtures. Sustainable practice examples include the creation of green space, crop rotation, environmentally sustainable design and construction, water efficient fixtures, renewable clean energy, product stewardship initiatives and water treatment and reuse. This category recognises businesses across all sectors.
Business Excellence Award for Customer Excellence
Proudly presented by Kool Kids Ravenhall
Open to businesses across all sectors, the Customer Excellence Award recognises the businesses who provide outstanding customer experience in our community. This award recognises demonstrated success in quality control processes and focus on customer service. Finalists in this category will be able to show how they measure, monitor and manage customer expectations, satisfaction and retention.
Business Excellence Award for Innovation and Creativity
Proudly presented by Victoria University
Open to businesses across all sectors that have created and implemented a new process, product or service which has made the complex simpler, the expensive more affordable or the seemingly impossible, possible. This award recognises businesses that have used new and original ideas to create solutions, pushing the boundaries in ways that inspire and challenge.
Business Excellence Award for Adaptability
Proudly presented by Woodgrove
Open to businesses across all sectors that have been able to adapt quickly to market changes, internally and externally. This award recognises rapid and flexible responses to customer demands, and the capacity to be agile, leading change in a productive and cost-effective way without compromising quality.
Business Excellence Award for Diversity and Inclusion
Proudly presented by Greater Western Water
This award recognises businesses that excel in supporting diversity and inclusion through workplace initiatives and/or programs. These businesses demonstrate the values and benefits of an inclusive workplace and work to achieve a more inclusive environment for staff and customers. Businesses nominated for this award have taken action to reduce barriers, enhance participation and ensure information, services and facilities are accessible and inclusive to everyone in our community. Workplace diversity and inclusion may refer to gender, age, LGBTIQ, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and Indigenous engagement.
Business Excellence Award for Disability Inclusion
Proudly presented by Melton Disability Advisory Committee
This award is open across all sectors and recognises businesses that have taken action to reduce barriers, enhance participation and ensure information, services and facilities are accessible and inclusive for people with disability. Businesses nominated for this award may also have contributed towards changing community attitudes, taken action to create employment opportunities specifically for people with disability and promoted an inclusive workplace culture that increases the active participation of people with disability.