2021 Categories

 

THE NEWCOMER AWARD

Companies that have recently successfully initiated a new strategic Supplier Development programme or project (less than 2 years) and show merit in design thinking, innovation and commitment to growth.

YOUTH FOCUS AWARD

Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of youth-led small suppliers.

WOMEN FOCUS AWARD

Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of women-owned small suppliers.

RURAL AND TOWNSHIP FOCUS AWARD

Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting the success of Rural and Township-based small suppliers.

LOCALISATION AWARD

Companies who have successfully supported local small suppliers that have notable import-substitution and/or export market potential.

SMALL SUPPLIER AWARD

Small suppliers, nominated by their corporate SD partner that have excelled in accelerating their own, and their client’s success.

IMPACT AWARD

Companies whose Supplier Development initiatives have been shown to substantially impact the value chain, provide evidence of scale of impact. (Judges Award)

OVERALL WINNER

The company that stands out as overall leaders in the Supplier Development in Africa. (Judge’s award)

COLLABORATION AWARD (SPECIAL AWARD)

Companies who have taken strategic action to develop industry relationships and foster cross-sector collaboration for the benefit of the wider ecosystem.

COVID-19 RECOVERY AWARD (SPECIAL 2021 AWARD)

Companies who implemented innovative and impactful strategies to ensure Supplier Development resilience during the 2020/2021 Covid-19 pandemic.

OUTSTANDING GROWTH IN A SMALL SUPPLIER AWARD (SPECIAL AWARD)

Small suppliers, nominated by a corporate SD partner that have accelerated their own growth to an annual turnover more than R50 million ($3.4 million)

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIER

Initiatives that are achieving exceptional results in supporting technology-related small suppliers, or using technology as an effective tool to support small suppliers.