Competition Rules 2023-03-13T17:25:10+00:00


These conditions govern the notification and participation of the “DHL Green&Digital Innovation” awards organized by DHL Supply Chain Iberia. These awards aim to publicly recognise innovative solutions, services and products that represent an important step forward in the sustainability, automation or digitalization of the Supply Chain and have a direct and practical application for logistics operators or companies that internally manage warehousing and transportation activities.


1. Preliminary Consideration

The award inscription supposes full acceptance of these rules and regulations.

2. Categories

2.1. Innovation for Digitalization of the Supply Chain
DHL seeks to recognise the company or institution that has developed a solution, service or product that significantly advances the digitalisation or automation of the supply chain. Specifically, DHL focuses on the following areas:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Block Chain
  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Big Data to optimise transportation and warehousing operations
  • Collaborative Robots
  • Self-driving cars and drones
  • Digital Twins

2.2. Innovation for Sustainability of the Supply Chain
DHL seeks to recognise the company or institution that has developed a solution, service or product that notably advances the sustainability of logistics operations, such as:

  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Reduction in fuel consumption
  • Resource savings
  • Improved waste management in logistics systems
  • Use of recycled items

3. Visit of the DHL Innovation Center

The awards aim to distinguish and disseminate innovative projects and solutions within the logistics sector that have had the greatest impact on the supply chain yet haven’t perceived any economic benefit.

Likewise, participants are informed that in no case will DHL be obliged to contract their services for the mere fact of having participated or, where appropriate, having obtained any of the prizes that are the object of the contest.

DHL will extend an invitation to all award winners (three people per company) to visit its Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany to jointly organize a workshop with DHL experts on the future of logistics.

In order to determine a date, DHL will offer award winners the option of choosing among three possible dates between April and September of 2023 and will select the date with the highest possible attendance. Travel, food and accommodation expenses for the trip will be borne by DHL.

4. Requirements

The competition is open to companies or institutions of any nationality with operations or presence in Spain, either through subsidiaries or sales representatives. There is no limit on the number of projects submitted by the same company or institution although participation is restricted to only one of the two categories.

Participation is limited to solutions, services or products that have passed the definition and test stage and are ready to be implemented and/or commercialised in the Spanish market or have already been launched.

All project entries must adhere to the guidelines in the general rules, submitting the requested information in the stipulated format within the established timeframes.

If it deems necessary, the jury may also request an interview with participants to gain a broader understanding of any aspect of the project. This interview can be carried out face-to-face or virtual, whatever is more convenient to facilitate the overall process.

On an exceptional basis, the jury may consider, with prior consent of the involved parties, solutions, services or products in either Award category that have not been presented to the competition yet have sufficient merit.

5. Documentation and Deadlines

To present a nomination, participants should complete the form included in the Annex of the present rules or on the website www.dhlgreendigital.com

The form should be emailed to greendigital@dhl.com or uploaded by using the online tool included on the www.dhlgreendigital.com website.

Applications may be submitted from october 1, 2022 and must be received no later than January 31, 2023.

6. Jury Decision and Public Presentation of Award Winners

Following the deadline for participation and before March 15, 2023, a prestigious independent jury comprised by business, academic and institutional leaders will determine a winner in each of the Award categories based on quality and rigor. Members will be chosen by DHL for this purpose and receive guidance from a non-voting secretary during deliberations.

Award winners will be notified of the jury’s decision before March 20, 2023. DHL will reveal the winners’ names in a public event scheduled on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. in the Community of Madrid at a venue to be determined.

All participants will receive detailed information on the event at least one month in advance.

7. Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

The participants guarantee that they have all the intellectual and industrial property rights over the contents of the project or solution presented to the Awards, or of the appropriate authorizations to present the projects to these Awards.

In this sense DHL will be held responsible and will be held harmless for any compensation and claim made for the exploitation and inappropriate use of the participant of the intellectual and industrial property rights of the contents presented.

If the contents of a project have been developed by the holders who present themselves to the Prize within a labor framework, or any other type of contractual relationship, in virtue of which they have assigned to their employer or contracting third party the product of said contents, they must do record this circumstance when presenting the Prize. In this case, the titular employer will be considered the owner of the project and, therefore, beneficiary of the Prize.

The participants authorize DHL to communicate these projects through any means (Internet, press, television, radio, etc.).

8. Data Protection and Transfer of Image Rights

In compliance with the provisions of REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016 relating to the protection of natural persons (“RGDP”), the owner is informed that personal data facilitated by the participants are incorporated into the corresponding ownership and responsibility file of DHL.

DHL will carry out a processing of the following personal data in order to carry out the process and evaluation of the candidates.
Data that will be processed by DHL:

  • Names and surnames
  • NIF
  • In case of having obtained the consent for it, images and photographs.

DHL also informs that these data may be published by DHL on the internet in order to disseminate and publicize the Awards.

DHL will not collect, use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those described above, unless the participants give their consent, there is a legal obligation or a legitimate interest exists.

The personal data of the participants will be kept during the period for the duration of the process, assessment, and dissemination of the Awards.

Participants can exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation, opposition, limitation and portability, as well as the right to withdraw the consent granted, by addressing, by any means that allows to prove the sending and receiving, to the attention of the Marketing Department (att: Diego García-Abril), DHL Supply Chain Spain, Avenida Castilla 2, Edificio Italia, 2ª Planta, San Fernando de Henares. 28830-Madrid, or by writing an email to lopd.dsc.spain@dhl.com. Participants are reminded that they also have the right to complain to the Spanish Agency for Data Protection at www.aepd.com