Meet the 2021 Community Leadership Award nominees

HVIA’s Community Leadership Award (sponsored by Moreton Hire) recognises member community engagement, education, or other support initiative, or alternatively, whereby the community gains a benefit from a new innovation with tangible community benefits.

The 2020 award was presented to MaxiTrans Industries for their R U OK / Drought Aid nomination.

The 2021 regional and national winners will be announced at the HVIA Gala Awards Breakfast in Brisbane on Friday 19th November 2021.

Read all about this year’s nominees below.

Sustainability Project

Scania Australia

Scania believes a sustainable business depends on adopting a more circular economic model, maximising the use of existing resources and minimising waste throughout the value chain.

Scania’s company-owned sales and service branch at Prestons NSW, began their sustainability project in 2019 to enhance environmental standards, demonstrate innovation and further refine daily operations.

Key focus areas include reducing landfill, saving water, and reducing electricity and gas usage. The results have been commendable:

“To date, we have upgraded to LED lighting, installed sensor lights and window tinting, reviewed our consumables, increased recycling/recovery options, implemented waste separation stations, identified behavioural improvements, and cleaned and redirected our underground stormwater tank to supply our wash-bays.”

30,000 meals donated to Foodbank to help end hunger

Morris Finance

Morris Finance’s national partnership with Foodbank Australia has proven to be extremely rewarding, and this year Morris Finance were able to integrate their long-term partnership with the Geelong Cats to help an ever-increasing number of Australians experiencing food insecurity.

Morris Finance donated $500, the equivalent of 1,000 Meals, for every goal kicked by the Geelong Cats at the Country Festival match on July 2nd, 2021. This total was then rounded up to $15,000 on the night, providing 30,000 meals to vulnerable Australians.

“We are proud to partner with an organisation that shares our commitment to the community,” Morris Finance told us.

“Not only do Foodbank Australia provide food to people who might otherwise go hungry, they also encourage greater environmental sustainability and awareness.”

Australia’s First Volume Produced All-Electric Truck

SEA Electric

SEA Electric have launched Australia’s first volume-produced, locally assembled electric truck series, with the introduction of the SEA 300 and SEA 500 trucks.

The launch is the next step in SEA Electric’s vision towards eliminating 1.1 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions over the next five years globally.

The launch is significant on a global scale, with the models representing the first all-electric light and medium-duty range available anywhere.

“By introducing Australia’s first volume-produced all-electric truck to the marketplace, SEA Electric allows fleets, big and small, to meet their environmental targets by being early adopters of this game-changing technology,” SEA Electric told us.

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