Chambers Ireland CSR Awards 2019 (Sept 19, 2019)
27th September 2019
Congratulations to Boots Ireland for their Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at Chambers Ireland CSR Awards 2019.
By demonstrating commitment to CSR in its company values and consistently meeting key judging criteria across all aspects of CSR, Boots Ireland received this Award.
This sixteenth annual Awards ceremony,sponsored by BAM Ireland, was hosted in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development and Business in the Community Ireland.
Commenting on the awards, BAM Ireland Chief Executive Theo Cullinane said,
“CSR and sustainability are now absolutely central to corporate life in Ireland as stakeholders, including shareholders and customers, look to businesses to provide leadership and inspiration to improve the world we live in. BAM is proud to be main sponsor of these awards over the last eight years as the corporate social responsibility agenda has become so important for Irish businesses. CSR is at the heart of everything we do at BAM and it gives us great pleasure to see the breadth of inspiring projects all over the country that are showcased through the awards”
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland said,
“Congratulations to Boots Ireland and the winners of the fourteen excellence in CSR award categories, whom we recognise for their achievements. Our CSR Awards reveal how the benchmark of quality among projects implemented by businesses across Ireland continues to be driven upwards.
The programmes and activities developed by businesses of all sizes continues to evolve every year and have become ever more proactive at addressing current sustainability challenges.
Tonight’s winning projects have also demonstrated engagement with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which have been recognised through a new set of criteria in this year’s judging process.”
The Environmental Protection Agency sponsored the Excellence in Environment Award and One4all sponsored the Excellence in Workplace Award. Each winner was presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Waterford Crystal.
Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, said,
“This unique competition offers the business and community a chance to promote their efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility and gain recognition. Ireland has a strong tradition of community involvement and there are many local businesses nationwide who have been involved in many community events for generations. The Corporate Social Responsibility principles align closely with the objectives of my own Department’s mission to build and support vibrant and inclusive communities.”