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Judging Criteria Scores
I. Management Commitment and Stakeholder Engagement 10
1. Management Commitment
  1. Incorporation of sustainability into mid-/long-term business goals
  2. Presence of sustainability department or personnel and budget
  3. Provision of sustainability reporting
  4. Top-management involvement in sustainability
2. Stakeholder Engagement
  1. Well-defined key stakeholders
  2. Regular communication and engagement with stakeholders on the organization's strategies and initiatives for sustainability
  3. Well-established sustainable procurement process
  4. Initiatives to promote sustainability within the organization
  5. Sustainability training and development to enhance employee skills and knowledge
II. Key Elements of Sustainability 60
a. Economic Dimension (20)
1. Financial Sustainability
  1. Strategies to strike a balance between short-term financial goals and long-term business sustainability
2. Corporate Governance
  1. Board-level awareness of sustainability
  2. Presence of Board-level committees such as audit, nomination, and remuneration
  3. Measures to ensure board effectiveness
  4. Measures to ensure board diversity
  5. Regular external and internal audits
3. Risk & Crisis Management
  1. Internal control processes and framework to identify and address risks
  2. Initiatives to foster an effective risk management culture
4. Business Integrity and Ethics
  1. Policies and control processes to ensure compliance with laws and regulations such as personal data privacy, prevention of bribery and intellectual property rights within the organization and across the supply chain
  2. Regular communication and training to employees to ensure compliance of relevant laws and regulations
  3. Commitment to upholding business ethics
b. Social Dimension (20)
1. Community Investment
  1. Community investment strategies to create long-term value for the organization, beneficiaries and society
  2. Support for disadvantaged and underprivileged groups
  3. Partnerships with non-profit-making and charitable organizations to carry out community investment strategies
  4. Measures to foster a community caring culture within the organization
  5. Measures to encourage participation of employees and other stakeholders in volunteering work
2. People
  1. Code of conduct and other policies to encourage appropriate employee behaviour
  2. Clearly defined whistleblowing policy to ensure adherence to the code of conduct and other policies
  3. Regular review of employee information for effective people policies
  4. Open communication at all levels
  5. Measures to attract and retain talent
  6. Training and development to meet the employee needs and to facilitate knowledge transfer
  7. Measures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment, to facilitate employee wellness and health and to promote work-life balance
  8. Availability of family-friendly policies, practices and benefits
  9. Measures to promote workforce diversity and an inclusive culture
c. Environmental Dimension (20)
1. Environmental Management Policies and Systems
  1. Availability of Environmental Management System (EMS)
  2. Attainment of EMS certifications
  3. Policies and systems to identify, monitor and measure environmental footprint
  4. Internal control processes to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations
2. Environmental Management Measures and Implementation
  1. Measures to drive environmental improvement
  2. Incorporation of environmental considerations in the design of manufacturing- / service-providing processes
  3. Strategies to address future risks associated with environmental impact, potential regulations, climate change, etc.
III. Showcase of Sustainability Initiatives and Innovation 20
1. Economic Dimension

Showcase of successful and innovative sustainability initiative / policy / practice under Economic Dimension with proven positive impact on business / organizational performance

(5)
2. Social Dimension

Showcase of successful and innovative sustainability initiative / policy / practice under Social Dimension with proven positive impact on business / organizational performance

(5)
3. Environmental Dimension

Showcase of successful and innovative sustainability initiative / policy / practice under Environmental Dimension with proven positive impact on business / organizational performance

(5)
4. Response to COVID-19

Successful implementation of measures in favour of the staff of the organization, or measures that resulted in positive impact on the business and the society at large

(5)
IV. Impact of Sustainability Measures or Initiatives on Business / Organizational Performance or on the Society 15
Total: 105