EFQM Challenges 2020

CHALLENGE YOURSELF, YOUR TEAM, OR YOUR PROJECT AGAINST ONE OF THE THREE EFQM CONTESTS IN 2020

This is your opportunity to showcase your successfull initiatives and gain
recognition for your awesome teams and to gain recognition for your
projects on:

Circular Economy
Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality
UN Sustainable Development Goals

The EFQM challenges will provide international visibility and recognition for
your organisation. The winners will be announced at the EFQM Forum on
22 & 23 October 2020 in Lyon, and will be invited to share their successful
project globally

Circular Economy Challenge

A circular economy is an alternative to
a traditional linear economy (make, use,
dispose). It means we keep resources in
use for as long as possible, extract the
maximum value from them whilst in use,
then recover and regenerate products and
materials at the end of each service life.

Why apply?

You should apply if you have adopted an initiative or project that really makes
the difference in creating new opportunities, to re-use waste, drive greater
resource productivity, extend or enhance a product lifecycle or reduce the
environmental impacts of your production cycle.

Application Criteria

The Jury will be looking at the ideation, design and implementation of your
project or initiative, as well as the positive impact and results it has had in
improving your organisation’s adoption of the circular economy.

Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality Challenge

Diversity is about creating a culture and practices that recognise, respect, value, and embrace difference for everyone’s benefit. Inclusion refers to an individual’s
experience within the workplace and in wider society, and the extent to which
they feel valued and included. Gender equality is equal access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender.

Why apply?

You should apply if your organisation has introduced or created an initiative
to ensure your people in your ecosystem (e.g. customers, team members) are
now treated more equally and more valued for their contributions regardless
of their gender or origin.

Application Criteria

The Jury will be looking at the ideation, design and implementation of your
project or initiative, as well as the positive impact and results it has had within
your organisation and/or in the wider society.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Challenge

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030. Click here or on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue.

Why apply?

You should apply if you organisation has made or is making a significant or
unique contribution to one or more of the UN SDGs. 

Application Criteria

The Jury will be looking at the ideation, design, implementation and uniqueness
of your UNSDG project or initiative, as well as the positive impact and results
it has had within your organisation and in wider society.

Competition Schedule

  1. Deadline for your applications and the submission documents: 27th November 2020
  2. The short list of “nominees” will be identified by the Jury by early January 2021
  3. The “nominees” will present their project via webinar to the Jury in early February 2021
  4. The Winners will be announced at the Celebration Dinner in Lyon 

Submission
We are looking for a project or initiative that other organisations can learn from. Any organisation can apply to multiple challenges, or can submit multiple projects or initiatives under the same one.

The full submission to one of the Challenge comprises of (max. 20 powerpoint slides):

  1. Organisation Overview (contact and key information)
  2. Project / Initiative description
  3. Rationale of the project – why (objectives, ideation, importance, desired results & success indicators)
  4. Project planning & implementation (including the resources & people involved)
  5. Impact & learning (outcomes, results and future impact)

Please contact EFQM to receive the submission template.

Participation fee per Challenge

  • Free of charge for the EFQM Global Award 2020 applicants
  • EFQM Member: 375 Euros*
  • Non Member: 500 Euros*

Registrations through the EFQM shop – http://shop.efqm.org
* The above fees are excluding VAT.

For more information or any questions, feel free to contact us at recognition@efqm.org