Two Western Cape winners of the regional SA Productivity Awards, WastePlan (Pty) Ltd and Fair Cape Dairies (Pty) Ltd have done us proud by also winning the national awards in their respective categories of emerging and corporate sectors.
They received their awards, together with the national winner in the public sector, Rahima Moosa Hospital, at a prestigious award ceremony in Midrand on Friday evening, 29 October.
You will remember Wasteplan as our recycling pioneer (link to that story) in our on-going series on integrated waste management.
The SA Productivity Awards is an annual event recognizing individuals, organizations and communities for their contributions to building South Africa’s productive capacity. The regional award finalists, which were announced in August, were all entered for the national award.
The Productivity Awards are aimed at increasing productivity in the country and are open to private and public sector organizations. Nominees go through a thorough criteria based assessment on impact achieved from productivity quantifiable to the nation, communities, organizations or individuals, how it was achieved and how sustainable it is.
What do they look for?
- What did the company want to accomplish and how did it achieve this?
- Are there clear objectives for productivity improvement?
- Is management actively involved?
- Is labour actively involved?
- How does the company manage productivity?
Results and impacts are measured
- Financial Results – improvements, trends and targets, benchmark results with competitors
- People Results – employee performance & recognition, absenteeism, incentives
- Customer Results – % returns/complaints from customers, satisfaction index
- Operational Results – has the broader community benefited and how
Additional information looked at:
- Challenges/Obstacles that were overcome and how
- Sustainability and Transferability
- Social and Environmental Impact
- Quality, Safety and Working Environment
Productivity SA is a Section 21 Company. It is listed as Schedule 3 (A) of the PFMA and reports to the Minister of Labour. It is governed by a tripartite Advisory Council and Board drawn from government, organised labour and business and has offices in Midrand, Durban and Cape Town.