Excellence in Sustainable Development Award

Sponsored by Business Performance Improvement


Congratulations to SBP in New Orleans, Louisiana, award winner for 2024! Read more about their accomplishments.

The Sustainable Development Division would like to recognize successful improvement projects conducted with a not-for-profit (government agency, nonprofit or benefit organization, or non-government organization (NGO), that supports at least one of the 17 UN sustainable development goals and utilizes techniques and tools related to industrial and systems engineering, including lean and Six Sigma. The winner will be presented at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo in May 2024.

Nominations would be submitted by the not-for-profit organization or project leader (IISE member) involved in the project.

The nomination package must consist of the following:

  • Letter of support and validation of project from the not-for-profit organization
  • Project report or presentation, highlighting the following:
    • Problem statement
    • Baseline data
    • Evaluation and analysis
    • Improvements implemented
    • Results and how they align to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

2024 Winner


Past Winners
2023- Kitchens for Good
2022 - Massachusetts Port Authority
2021 – Free Geek
2020 –  City of Fort Collins (Colorado)
2019 – Rise Against Hunger

Please use this PowerPoint (PPTX) template (or something similar) to increase your potential score. Email us your nomination presentation with details listed above to Greg Weisenborn, Joel Brock or Brion Hurley.

Nominations are due by Feb. 28, 2025, and the winner will be selected by March 15.

Sustainable Development Division page