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MISA Assessment Criteria

MISA Assessment Criteria

The following criteria or guidelines will be used by the Judges to evaluate your submission.
Please Note: Submissions in different categories may refer to either the organization (company, institution, etc.) or to a project.  Projects may be products, services, programs, and / or initiatives.
• The following guidelines are provided to help steer your organization towards an aligned submission, covering at least some of the criteria;
• The following points under projects are only applicable to the categories: “Best Flexible Work Arrangement Program” and the “Outstanding Dutch – Malaysian Partnership”;
• It is up to each participating organization to decide which aspects to highlight when addressing each of the following assessment criteria.  We expect a wide variety of participating organizations and / or projects so this will allow you the necessary flexibility to present your submission(s) in the most competitive way.

General Assessment Criteria:

  • Are all three sustainability pillars incorporated (People, Planet, Profit)?
  • Is your organization or project taking into account / showcasing Responsible Business Conduct (RBC)?
  • Is your organization or project part of the circular economy?

– How will your organization contribute to the economy / community / technology / knowledge of Malaysia?  What kind of knowledge or skill transfer occurs?
– What, and how, has your organization contributed to the development of the industry?
– How is your organization’s innovation able to outdo your main competitors (in the same industry) and stay prominent?
– How has your organization ensured that it will implement ways to evaluate and make efficient (and long – term) use of your resources?
– How has your organization adopted the sustainable development concept into your organization’s business strategies and activities (for example, in your supply chain)?
– What alternative should your organization include in terms of sustainability in work / life balance and benefits to your employee, social, environmental, and economic consequences?
– How are your organization’s profits put to use to support your clients and stakeholders?

– Uniqueness and originality of the project: To what extent does it create new market space, products, services, or process?
– How does the project address current Malaysian (Innovation and Sustainability) issues?
– How will the project contribute to the economy / community / technology / knowledge of Malaysia?  What kind of knowledge or skill transfer will occur?
– What is the potential?  To what extent is it scalable?
– What stage of development is the project in? Is the project a business idea, thoroughly canvassed and tested, generating a consistent source of income, or is it growing rapidly?
– Does the project also affect the economic performance of the organization?
– What has the project contributed to the development of the industry? How and to what extent is the project shared to encourage discussion and finding new ideas?

Category Specific Assessment Criteria:

  • If applicable, additional category specific assessment criteria will be announced here.

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