NPCC Productivity Award
On 24 October 2013 the NPCC launched its Productivity Award with the aim to reward and give recognition to individuals, private companies and public sector organisations for their outstanding productivity improvement initiatives, in their different sectors. The NPCC Productivity Award 2014 registered the participation of 114 enterprises, of which 77 SMEs, 21 large companies and 16 Parastatal Bodies/ Ministries. Prior to the presentations of their projects before the jury at the NPCC, the participants were submitted to technical assessments for shortlisting.
The winners of the first NPCC was held on July 4, 2014 in Ebene. Three oganisations from the public and private sectors won the first prize. They are: The Mauritius Prison Service, Maurilait Production Ltd. and Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd. One SME, BP Bags, was also honored.
A trophy, a certificate of merit and a trip to Malaysia were awarded to each of the three lucky winners. The trip allowed two representatives of each winning enterprise to participate in a 'Productivity Study Tour' in mid-August. There were different categories open to the participants. The Parastatal Bodies and Departments’ category, the large Companies (Turnover of over MUR 50 millions) category and last the Small and Medium Enterprises (Turnover less than MUR 50 millions) category. The exercise registered 114 participants, listed in the different categories as follow; 16 Parastatal bodies and Ministries, 21 Major Companies and 77 SMEs.
In the Parastatal Bodies and Government Departments’ category the Mauritius Prison Service was a clear winner. Its project “Bakery Mauritius Service” under the responsibility of the Commissioner of Prisons Jean Bruneau and M. Luc Babylone topped the list of 16 competitors.
However, in the category of Larger Companies with a turnover of over MUR 50 million, Maurilait Production Ltd. and Airports of Mauritius Co Ltd were tied. The former’s project “APEX ” under the responsibility of M. Olivier Zuel delighted the jury as much as the latter’s “Airport Service Quality Improvement Programme-The Journey to Excellence.” under the responsibility of M. Serge Petit.
Finally, they were awarded first prize ex-aequo by the Jury.
BP Bags was the winner in the Small and Medium Enterprises category. Its project "Reduce wastage of fabrics", under the responsibility of M. Pravind Boozedhur, favourably impressed the jury and was rewarded with a cheque of Rs 50 000 generously offered by the State Bank of Mauritius