Goal and Focus

Honoring the Best in Resource Management

The Lean & Green Management Award recognizes the most successful approaches to improving resource efficiency in the industry.

Over 250 companies from more than 10 countries and 20 industries participated in the Best Practice Exchange and the Award.

Knowledge transfer across industries and exchange with top companies are crucial success factors. The Lean & Green Management Award recognizes the most successful approaches in the field of Lean Management and resource efficiency and has set itself the task of making the results accessible to interested companies. The focus is on the question of how to continue reducing all kinds of waste within the organization.

In 2018 the Excellence Award was rated as one of the best sustainability awards by an independent study of the University of Hohenheim.


How this Competition Works:

Phase 1 – See what the questionnaire brings to light

Candidates start by taking part in a data survey and by filling out a questionnaire. The preparation phase will beginn from mid of 2020 on, in order to award the best companies again in 2021.

Phase 1 goals and benefits for candidates:

  • Participating companies assess their operations using a questionnaire; many report that they already gained insights and inspiration simply by filling out the form
  • The company's status is assessed based on the questionnaire and its performance benchmarked against comparable candidates of the Lean & Green Award

Phase 2 – Experts share feedback on site and pick the winners

Our Lean & Green specialists spend a day  on-site assessing the top performers. An independent jury of experts evaluated the results and selected the winners.

Phase 2 goals and benefits for candidates:

  • Exposure to cross-industry knowledge and best practices
  • In-depth expert feedback on leadership, management systems and operational processes
  • Lean & Green Award candidates are benchmarked based on site visit reports
  • Preparing for and taking part in the competition motivates and inspires staff
  • Possibility to be awarded as a resource-efficient company and receive external attention through accompanying reports and reports

The Lean & Green Summit - Awards Ceremony and Best-Practice Forum

The awards ceremony is part of the Lean & Green Summit. The date and venue will be announced later.

After the Award

Optional: Candidates have the possibility to further improve Lean & Green maturity in their company.


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