23rd July 2018
CSR Awards 2018 shortlist announced today
Chambers Ireland today officially announced the shortlist for the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Over eighty shortlisted projects across the fourteen award categories are a showcase of the practical innovation of CSR activities conducive to positive organisational change, employee benefit and much more.
Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said,
“Once again this year’s awards have motivated companies to put forward a fantastic range of entries from which we are delighted to have selected our shortlist. Globally we are undergoing a period of evaluation where CSR practices are more than simply a mainstream concept for larger companies.
Today, businesses are continuously re-examining their impact beyond the boundaries of their respective industries and giving greater consideration to the scale of their social influence in engaging with current issues including gender equality and environmental sustainability.
The change and shifting ambition in Ireland’s business world is no different, with this years’ shortlisted entries showcasing the depth and range of Irish business ingenuity in the field of CSR activities. We are excited also to reveal the shortlisted entries for our new category for the 2018 Awards, Diversity & Inclusion, which ties with our 2018 Awards theme, ‘Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace’.
We are immensely proud to play a role in the recognition of CSR best practice through the showcasing of excellent projects in the annual CSR Awards. I would like to wish all shortlisted applicants the very best of luck.”
The Chambers Ireland CSR Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by BAM Ireland and run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD commented,
“CSR creates a meaningful win win for businesses, supporting and protecting the community and environment in which they operate, and making businesses more competitive and sustainable.
The companies and organisations shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards 2018 are among those in Ireland that make a significant contribution through their CSR activities to building a more inclusive Ireland, a greener Ireland, and to making Ireland, and the Globe, a better place in which to live and do business.
The Government’s vision as set out in the National Plan on CSR “Towards Responsible Business” 2017 – 2020, is that ‘Ireland be recognised as a centre of excellence for responsible and sustainable business practice’.
Those shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards reflect and support this ambition, and I commend you for that.”
Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive at BAM Ireland, said,
“BAM are delighted once again to sponsor the awards and see participation grow exponentially.
The CSR Awards provides the perfect platform to highlight the significance of corporate social responsibility for Irish businesses and we are delighted to see more companies realising its potential.
At BAM, sustainability is a core pillar of our corporate strategy enabling our business to have an overall positive impact on society. This aligns with the principle behind these awards as we gather to celebrate initiatives that aim to make the future brighter and more sustainable.”
For further information please contact Gabriel Doran, Communications & Public Affairs Executive on 01 400 4331, 086 608 1605 or email email@example.com.
See National Plan on CSR “Towards Responsible Business” 2017 – 2020.
Notes to Editor
Further information on 2018 CSR Awards
Complete 2018 Shortlist
Excellence in CSR Communication
Aldi - Aldi Foróige Partnership
Carbery Food Ingredients - Carbery Connect
Diageo Ireland - St James Gate Quarter - Conversations at the Gate
Lidl Ireland - A Better Tomorrow
The Taxback Group - GroupLife
Tesco Ireland - Tesco’s ‘No Time for Waste Community Chill’ Campaign
William Fry - William Fry Making a Difference
Excellence in Community - Partnership with Charity – LIC
Applegreen plc - The Applegreen Charitable Fund – Innovating for the Future
Bank of Ireland Group plc - Up the Hill for Jack & Jill
Bord Gais Energy - Focus Ireland and Bord Gáis Energy CR Partnership
Deloitte - Deloitte Overseas Volunteer Placement with Nurture Africa
Diageo Ireland - Celebrating 200 Years of the Dublin Pub - Diageo and LVA ALONE Partnership
Earth's Edge - KPAP Equipment Lending Programme
William Fry - William Fry Partnership with the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation
Excellence in Community - Partnership with Charity – MNC
Boots Ireland - Partnership with a Charity
LinkedIn Ireland - LinkedIn for Good Jobcare partnership
Mace Technology Ireland - Mace and Barretstown Community Project
Microsoft Ireland - Enable Ireland Retro Gaming for Eye Gaze
Transdev Dublin Light Rail - FillaLuas Homeless Shoebox Appeal
Tesco Ireland - Tesco Ireland raising funds to save lives at Temple Street
Vodafone Ireland Ltd - Vodafone and Childline - Working Together to Keep Children Safe by Keeping them Connected
Excellence in Community - Community Programme – LIC
A&L Goodbody - A&L Goodbody's support of literacy in the community
Arthur Cox - Opening the Door between Corporates and Community – Restorative Conversations with Arthur Cox
Deloitte - IMPACT Day
Energia - Energia Get Ireland Growing
Gas Networks Ireland - Our Universe
Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre - Public Legal Education Programme at the Law Society of Ireland
Little Island Industries Development Company - Little Island Industries Development Company
Excellence in Community - Community Programme – MNC
Canada Life Reinsurance - Cycling WIthout Age - Sybil Hill Nursing Home
Coca-Cola Ireland - Coca-Cola Thank You Fund
Lidl Ireland - Lidl Community Works
Microsoft Ireland - Special Olympics National Games
PayPal - Opportunity Hack
Tesco Ireland - Tesco Community Fund – Donating €3m to 10,000 local causes
Excellence in Community - Volunteering – LIC
Bank of Ireland Group plc - The Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz
Deloitte - WorldClass Volunteering at Deloitte
Earth's Edge - Explore, Experience, Evolve
Three Q PERMS & TEMPS - Putting Our Skills To Work In Our Community
William Fry - Incognito with the Support of William Fry
Excellence in Community - Volunteering – MNC
Abbott - Abbott’s commitment to strategic volunteering
Fujitsu Ireland - Fujitsu Ireland Volunteering Programme
Microsoft Ireland - Microsoft Cycling Challenge for LauraLynn
VMware International Limited - VMware Cork Giving Network
Workday - Workday: Giving & Doing Programme
Excellence in Environment – LIC
AIB - AIB's - First Green Hub
Deloitte - Deloitte’s Green Agenda Programme
eir - fresh eir
Gas Networks Ireland - Biodiversity Programme
Excellence in Environment – MNC
Aldi - Aldi Ireland Origin Green Plan
BioMarin International Ltd. - Making BioMarin site and local area more environmentally friendly.
HEINEKEN Ireland - Reducing CO₂ emissions “Drop the C” in HEINEKEN Ireland
Intel Ireland - Biodiversity at Intel
Lidl Ireland - A Better Tomorrow
Excellence in Marketplace
A&L Goodbody - A family renuification case - Serge and Giresse Kanymuhanga
Abbott Nutrition - Certificate in Abbott Management & Leadership Programme for Directors of Nursing
Bank of Ireland Group plc - Bank of Ireland Workbench
EirGrid - EirGrid's Six-Step Approach for Public Participation in Grid Development
Excellence in Workplace – LIC
Arthur Cox - Arthur Cox working in partnership with Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities
eir - eir Wellness: Live Life, Live Well
Friends First - Friends in the Workplace
William Fry - William Fry Making a Difference in the Workplace
SL Controls Ltd - Live Well at SL / Think Well at SL
Excellence in Workplace – MNC
Abbott - Abbott: Inspiring our people to LiveLifeWell
Boots Ireland - Boots & See Change : De-stigmatising Mental Health
HEINEKEN Ireland - Growing with our Communities - bringing communities together to create green urban growing spaces in partnership with GIY
IBM - I Like it Here!
Lidl Ireland and Lidl Northern Ireland - Work Safe. Live Well.
Veolia Ireland - Veolia's well-being evolution
Workday - Workday: Fostering a Great Place to Work
Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion
AIB Group - iMatter - no matter who I am, how I look, where I'm from, I make a difference
Diageo Ireland - Learning for Life Refugee & Asylum Seeker Training Programme
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Diversity, Career and Family Focus Programme
ESB - Managing Successful Parenting Transitions Programme
Fujitsu Ireland - The Women's Business Network at Fujitsu (WBN@F)
Vodafone Ireland - Inclusive Talent Acquisition and Development to create a sustainable diverse and inclusive workplace
Excellence in CSR by an SME
Connector - Drivers of Change
Earth's Edge - Guide Exchange Programme
Fitness Freak - Free Fruit For All in South Tipperary General Hospital
Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre Cork - Yoga in the Park Cork
OpenApp - Rare100
Recycle IT - Residents Electrical Recycling Initiative
Republic of Work - Birthday Week in Aid of Pieta House
Technically Write IT - Charity and Community Involvement Committee
Tico Mail Works - Tico Mail Works Renewable Energy Electric Car To Work Scheme
*LIC – Large Indigenous Company
*MNC– Multinational Company
The independent judging panel is made up of respected individuals working in various fields. The panel act independently at all times.
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