CSR Awards 2014

19th September 2014

The eleventh annual Chambers Ireland CSR Awards sponsored by BAM Group Ireland and the EPA took place on Thursday 18th September.

The Awards are partnered by Business in the Community Ireland and run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Marks and Spencer Ireland won the Outstanding Achievement Award for the sustained excellence of their CSR programmes.

Speaking at the event, Theo Cullinane, BAM Group Ireland said: “At BAM Group Ireland we are delighted to sponsor the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards again this year, as CSR and sustainability are a key part of our company ethos. Although recent years have been difficult economically for businesses, the focus on CSR has not wavered and I was heartened that this year brought a record number of entries for the Awards. I would like to congratulate Chambers Ireland, Business in the Community and all the entrants and finalists involved.”

Other awards presented on the night:

Excellence in International CSR

Arthur Cox for their Zambia Project. The Zambia Project is a trainee pioneered initiative designed to raise standards of living in rural regions of Zambia, by devolving and investing in health, agriculture and education infrastructure.

Excellence in Environment Award – Large Indigenous Company

ESB for Ardnacrusha Station Sustainable Generation Initiative. ESB has changed how it manages its scheduling of energy generation, with consequent achievements in terms of efficient water usage and offsetting of Ireland’s CO2 emissions.

Excellence in Environment Award – Multinational Company – Joint Winner

Abbott Ireland for their Waste, Water & Energy Programme (2009-2013). Abbott’s various initiatives in waste, water and energy lead projects that positively impact their business, communities and environment.

Excellence in Environment Award – Multinational Company – Joint Winner

AbbVie Ireland for AbbVie Ireland Operations – Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Two of AbbVie’s facilities in Cork and Sligo have implemented cutting edge waste and energy management technology to uphold responsibility to the community and environment.

Excellence in Workplace CSR  Award – Large Indigenous Company

ESB for Positive Mental Health Promotion among ESB Staff. To promote positive mental health among staff, the project included a range of supports to encourage self-awareness, develop coping strategies and where necessary, provide access to more acute intervention routes.

Excellence in Workplace CSR  Award – Multinational Company

Enterprise Rent-A-Car for Enterprise Founding Values – Workplace Diversity and Inclusion. The project identified specific gaps in the demographics of employees and implemented important strategic initiatives; which has lead to an increase in female, LGBT and Disability inclusion.

Excellence in CSR by an SME Award

The Carambola Ltd for the Carambola Kidz Foundation-sponsored Library at St Thomas’ SNS, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin. This initiative formed a team that helped create a library in St Thomas’s Senior National School in Jobstown, Tallaght, Co.Dublin.

Excellence in Communication Award

Intel for their Stakeholder Communications project. The project has included stakeholders in the management of change and the achievement of social, economic and environmental objectives by establishing different tailored communication methods, both internally and externally.

Excellence in Marketplace CSR Award

Abbott Ireland for Abbott Nutrition Hospital to Home programme. This free service offers comprehensive bespoke education and support services for health care professionals, carers and patients to support the transition of patients from hospital back to the community.

Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – Large Indigenous Company

eircom for eircom & Special Olympics Ireland (SOI) – The Partnership. For 30 years eircom has partnered with Special Olympics Ireland to deliver national awareness and fundraising, with activity and results increasing year-on-year.

Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – Multinational Company

Vodafone for Vodafone Ireland & Young Social Innovators ‘Go Do’ Partnership. Vodafone Ireland Foundation has partnered with Young Social Innovators to engage 100,000 young social innovators by 2015 by leveraging its people, superior technology and engaging brand.

Excellence in Community – Volunteering – Large Indigenous Company

A&L Goodbody for Volunteering for Step Up – A&L Goodbody's Community Programme. A&L Goodbody’s ‘Step Up’ program has created a number of community programmes, in key focus areas: education, enterprise, and pro bono; all to benefit the people most in need in the community.

Excellence in Community – Volunteering – Multinational Company

Oracle for Leadership in Society (LIS). The Oracle Volunteer programme focuses on ‘transferring employee skills’ and making social impact to support initiatives, volunteering projects and engaging employees with non-profit/charitable organisations.

Excellence in Community – Community Programme – Large Indigenous Company

Lidl Ireland for Lidl and Crosscare – Partnering to create Ireland’s first structured food donation programme. Lidl has partnered with Crosscare to collect surplus food and non-food products daily from participating Lidl stores and distribute the products to charities in need; with the remaining going to Crosscare Community Cafés and a Meals-on-Wheels service.

Excellence in Community – Community Programme – Multinational Company

Citi for Access Outreach Programmes at UCD Access Centre and DCU Access Office. The Citi Foundation funds two innovative access outreach programmes at the UCD Access Centre and DCU Access Office; both targeted at Delivering Equality of Opportunity schools linked directly with these colleges in south west Dublin and North Dublin.

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