On September 26th 2012, during the first day of the Plastics Exhibition 2012, the nine nominations for the PRIMA Entrepreneurship Award 2012 were announced.
Poly Products was one of the nominated candidates!
What the jury said about us:
“Poly Products maintains intense contacts with their customers to materialize every opportunity in the field of products and manufacturing processes, also with regards to environment management, quality and safety.
Poly Products is highly specialized in an interesting niche industry for various unique products and small series, they use sustainable materials whenever they can and actively limit their carbon emissions by working with the vacuum injection production method. This technique reduces the amount of raw materials needed to manufacture a product, which is beneficial to the environment, improves labor conditions and lowers purchase costs.
Poly Products continuously looks for sustainable solutions with the lowest possible environmental footprint. With 30 staff members, Poly Products is a medium sized enterprise that makes an effort to create a great staff policy, which means that staff members feel highly connected to the company and the products they make.”
PRIMA (PRIS) is a Dutch abbreviation for PRize for Innovative Sustainable entrepreneurship and measures results in three different ways: the company strategy and management, the products and the internal organization. At the ceremony, the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are awarded. 2013 will be the first year in which the Audience Award will also be awarded based on a poll on the NRK website. Since 2005, three editions of ceremony were held, while CSR in this context is defined in two levels:
- Level 1: The objective of being profitable, while taking into account the effects on the other two P’s, People and Planet, the objective of which is to minimize the impact of the work on people and the environment.
- Level 2: Urgent People & Planet issues that offer companies the opportunity to attain better company results (innovation, revenue, lower costs, new alliances, etc.). The core of this objective is to create sustainable products.
The jury made its decisions based on these two levels, while adding extra value to organizations focusing on the second level in particular. Of course the structural care for people and the environment was also taken into account.