05 December 2017 Read: 1300
On the evening of 2 November 2017, at a gala event held at the Montecasino Ballroom, ZZ2 received two prestigious awards. The Logistics Achiever Awards is acknowledged as the calendar event of the year in the logistics and supply chain industry. “LAA recognises outstanding achievements and innovation that have created market advantage today for a strong, sustainable foundation into the future.”
The judging panel includes nominated representatives of various professional institutes, vocational societies and trade or industry associations involved in logistics and supply chain management in Southern Africa and the competition was fierce as usual.
There are two categories and ZZ2 where a finalist in both. The LAA finalists were:
Arcelor Mittal, Barloworld Logistics and Transnet; BMW / DSV; Dachser South Africa; Fiat Chrysler / DSV; GanTrans in partnership with SAPREF; Höegh Autoliners; MeerKAT; Nissan / Bidvest Panalpina Logistics; Reef Tankers / DriveRisk; Transnet Postmasburg / Solethu Marine Services; Transnet Ceres Rail; Transnet Saldanha / Solethu Marine Services; Vodacom / ILS; Volvo SA / DSV and ZZ2.
In this category ZZ2 received a Platinum award which recognizes professionalism and excellence in the effective application of strategic, tactical and operational logistics and supply chain management principles, concepts and practices. The score sheet covers the following: business results, sustainability, customer satisfaction, operation improvements, strategy, analysis and planning, collaboration and integration, information management, quality management, people management, environmental sensitivity, impact on society, change management, leadership and innovation with logistics and relative performance to other entrants.
“Today, ZZ2 produces about 40% of the country’s tomatoes, and employs around 8500 people. The company aims to be the benchmark of success in local agriculture by creating sustainable value for all its stakeholders as a living, open system.” - Logistics News Business Special 2017
Competing against Barloworld Transport and Unilever / Interwaste, in the second category for the LAA Environ award, ZZ2’s Natuurboerdery® shone with pride when they were granted a platinum award, which is awarded to companies doing the most to protect the environment.
ZZ2’s unique approach to large scale, commercial farming has become well known under the name Natuurboerdery®, or Nature Farming®. In essence, Natuurboerdery® is best described as “Farming in harmony with natural processes, while using the best available technology.” – Logistics News Business Special 2017
This year marks 29 years for the Logistics Achiever Awards, priding themselves in rewarding excellence. What an excellent way for ZZ2 to end the year.