Supply Chain Leadership Award
Climate Leadership Awards
- About the CLA
- 2013 Award Winners
- 2012 Award Winners
- Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement)
- Supply Chain Leadership
- Organizational Leadership
- Individual Leadership
- Frequent Questions
- Awards Dinner and Conference
- About the Partners
Dates to Remember
June 11, 2013 – Climate Leadership Awards Informational Webinar, 12:00PM EST
June 24, 2013 – Application period opens
September 13, 2013 – Deadline for 2014 award applications
Please note that the content on this page is from the 2013 Awards. This information will be updated for the 2014 Awards by June 11.
Recognizes organizations that have their own comprehensive GHG inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals and can demonstrate they are at the leading edge of managing GHGs in their organizational supply chains.
Application and Submission Instructions
- Review the general eligibility requirements and the specific evaluation criteria for the Supply Chain Leadership category.
- Download the application form to review questions, provide requested information, and prepare materials as needed. Once application form is completed, save a final copy of your PDF forms on your own computer.
- Supply Chain Leadership Award Version 2 (PDF) (13 pp, 468K)
Note: The Supply Chain Application form was updated as of 6 PM EST on August 27, 2012. The new version of the form has been corrected for data entry errors.
- Once application is complete and materials are finalized, please submit accordingly through the online submission tool. Reminder: The application must be complete before uploading to the online tool. Online submission is absolutely the last step of the application process.
Please Note: If applying for an award in more than one category, new submissions must be made for each.
Applications must be submitted using the online submission tool by October 12, 2012.
Supply Chain Leadership Award Criteria
Applicants will be reviewed and evaluated based on outstanding leadership, innovation, commitment and technical achievements in managing and reducing GHG emissions throughout their corporate supply chain.
In addition to a publicly reported GHG inventory for scopes 1 and 2, applicants for the Supply Chain Leadership Award should ideally submit a scope 3 emissions inventory, including supply chain activities such as purchased goods and services; waste generated in operations; transportation and distribution; and product use.
For more information on benchmarking reduction goals, please refer to EPA’s guidance.
Leadership actions will also be evaluated on the basis of the following:
- Breadth and scope of the implemented program, including covering multiple supply chain (Scope 3) emissions categories.1
- Degree to which an action surpasses normal business practice in a sector.
- GHG reduction potential or effect of the implemented action.
- Level of commitment demonstrated by the applicant.
Exemplary supply chain-focused activities must have taken place between January 1, 2010 and October 12, 2012, but an application may also refer to actions that have taken place before that period, and the length of time an action has been in practice.
Action items must be deemed to be better than business-as-usual.
Applicants citing significant achievements in U.S. and Canadian transportation and distribution-related supply chain activities must be both an EPA SmartWay partner and eligible for recognition under SmartWay’s Excellence Awards criteria. If an applicant is not eligible to be a SmartWay partner, then EPA’s SmartWay Excellence Award criteria do not apply. For more information, see Frequent Questions.
1. Please see the Greenhouse Gas Protocol’s diagram (PDF) (5 pp, 2M) for examples of Scope 3 emissions categories.