Ecobrand was delighted to have been able to run the second International CSR Awards in June at The Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens exploring the future of cities. Home to the world’s largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability and a world-class center for dialogue, discovery and learning.
Responsible, caring companies are in a privileged position to be able to help those who depend on them for their livelihoods, and others less fortunate.
They can be a realistic force for good and change-for-the-better, and we want to recognise and reward their efforts in this direction.
This years awards included some outstanding entries from companies all over the world.
Gold winners included:
Charity Support - Gold – Yorshire Building Society
Community Commitment – Your Housing Group
Community Commitment small business – Clyde Shopping Centre
Corporate Citizenship – Hyundai Motor UK
CSR Report – Royal Mail Group
Ethical Enterprise – Allied International Credit
Energy Reduction – The Chantry Centre
Sustainability – Small Business – Uni-Safe Access
Sustainability – Large Business – Crown Paints
Initiatives – White Lion Walk Shopping Centre
Engagement – Steria
Health – Arval UK
Training – Give What You’re Good At
Waste Management – The White Lion Walk Shopping Centre
International – General– Aksigorta
International – Engagement – Manila Electric Company
International – Sustainability – Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC
The overall scorer was Crown Paints for their Earthbalance initiative and ‘Kick Out The Can’ which saw householders given the chance to free up the sheds, garages and cupboards of the nation to mark Crown Paints’ sponsorship of Climate Week. The paint was reprocessed and then donated for community projects across the UK, with the leftover plastic and metal paint containers sent for recycling.
It was also a pleasure to see so many of our winners this year sign up for the CSR World Leaders package which will see their work published and distributed throughout the world. They will receive acknowledgement for this at a special ceremony at the House of Commons in November.
Martin Kiszko –attended the awards in his capacity as the UK’s Green Poet, and performed some poems from his books, Green Poems for a Blue Planet and Verse for the Earth – which are illustrated by his friend Nick Park, creator and illustrator of Wallace and Gromit.
Entry for the International CSR awards are open all year and can be entered online at: http://csrawards.co.uk/
For companies keen to sponsor next years awards there is a generous sponsorship pack available at: http://csrawards.co.uk/sponsorship/