1.3 GOAL OF THE CP AWARD
The national objective of this CP award is to create an incentive and a recognition system for businesses to adopt Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) for cutting down on their costs of production, minimizing waste and increasing competitiveness.
• To enhance efficiency of consumption of resources (energy, water and material)
• To make enterprises environmentally compliant using profitable and voluntary approaches;
• To direct public attention towards the importance of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production as a tool for increased business productivity and competitiveness;
• To provide a comparative marketing advantage for firms that win the award
1.4 THE AWARD CATEGORIES
The award categories were designed to encompass the entire working definition of Cleaner Production technologies/ techniques. This includes aspects of capacity building, promotion of team work; demonstrate economic and environmental benefits, occupational health and safety, good housekeeping practices, corporate social responsibility, corporate environmental reporting, level of techno-managerial skills, and visual management.
The following were the award categories:
1.4.1 Overall Corporate CP Award
This was the overall CP Award awarded to the organization with outstanding categories below as well as demonstrating leadership, openness and communication regarding cleaner production