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25 September 2015 // The Cumberland // London
Responsible Business Awards 2015 Celebrate Responsible Business Excellence Enter before 19 June 2015 // Awards Ceremony: 25 September 2015, London

The Responsible Business Award 2015 Categories

Jump to: Business Strategy Communications Excellence Value Chain Sustainability Internal Engagement Lifetime Achievement Award

Business Strategy

_ Sustainable Innovation

This award goes to the company that most clearly demonstrates how they have incorporated sustainability/CR into commercial objectives, or applied it to address a business challenge The winner will show how they have created a definitive new product or service from a sustainability/CR perspective and will be able to show how it has been incorporated into mainstream business thinking across the company. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
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_ Best Private Company

This award will go to the privately-held, unlisted company which has best demonstrated their commitment to embedding sustainable business throughout their operations.

Judges will be looking for a comprehensive approach, targets set across the board, and a clear demonstration of top level leadership from the board and owners of the business. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

MARS

HIGHLY COMMENDED

roshan

_ Best Public Company

This award will go to the publically listed company which has best demonstrated their commitment to embedding sustainable business throughout their operations.

Judges will be looking for a comprehensive approach, targets set across the board, and a clear demonstration of top level leadership from the board and owners of the business. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
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_ Best Small to Medium Enterprise

This award goes to the company with under 250 employees that has most clearly innovated on sustainability in 2014. The category is a broad one: entries will be accepted from companies who have, for example, created products or services with a clear social/environmental gain in conjunction with a strong business case. Other companies who may wish to enter are SMEs who have improved on the social and environmental impact of their existing business operations.

The judges will be looking for clear, measurable gains rather than pledges to improve. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

mba

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Elan

_ Best Social Enterprise

This award goes to the company whose mission is to address any existing social or environmental challenges. The judges will be looking for clear measurable gains and tangible impacts from the enterprise’s efforts.

Entries will be considered over a two-five year timescale, but activity during 2014-15 must also be demonstrated. The enterprise should demonstrate profitability or commercial success alongside its mission efforts. Entries are welcome from for-profit or non-profit organisations operating in any legal form. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
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Communications Excellence

_ Best Sustainability Report

Our best sustainability award will go to the company that most effectively shows how they have delivered corporate responsibility/ sustainability transparency to stakeholders in an honest, humble and clearly consistent way.

The winner will have shown judges how they are communicating progress whilst being honest about the challenges they face. They will need to showcase the business wins their report has achieved for the company. Demonstrating critical stakeholder engagement is a must. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Maersk

HIGHLY COMMENDED

H and M

_ Best Integrated Report

The winner of this category should demonstrate integrated thinking throughout their report. The report should clearly show and explain the value the company as a whole creates and how it achieves it.

The entry should also display how various parts of business/ departments have contributed towards value creation. Explanation of how stakeholder engagement activities have contributed towards developing the company’s materiality matrix, with clear explanation of processes, is to be communicated in the report. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
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_Best Corporate Communications

The award will go to an organisation that has been most successful in making their corporate story meaningful and relatable to its stakeholders. Innovative ways of engaging stakeholders in the corporation’s sustainability work is one of the main things judges will be looking for.

Other important criteria for judges include; honesty, simplicity and the ability to build trust. The winner needs to demonstrate the ability to engage its key stakeholder by showing clear and measurable outcomes. The category analyses activities during 2014-2015. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
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_ Best Consumer Engagement Campaign (Social Media & Traditional)

This award will go to the company showing how it has engaged consumers in one or more markets with a positive social/environmental message or campaign.

The judges will be looking to reward the company that demonstrates how it has chosen a particular issue and campaigned to promote pro-social/greener behaviour via traditional/new media channels. Judges will be looking to reward the winning company both for creativity, the importance of the issue(s) chosen and the effectiveness of the campaign through the measurements available. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation and the nominated campaign (if applicable) must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

B and Q

HIGHLY COMMENDED

SANTANDER

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Value Chain Sustainability

_ Best Supplier Engagement

The company who wins this award will have demonstrated how they are now clearly managing a more socially and environmentally responsible supply chain than in their recent past.

The award will go to the company that shows clear engagement, both bottom up and top down, with suppliers, and is helping suppliers deliver on sustainability goals proactively against firm and clear targets. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Nestle

HIGHLY COMMENDED

WOOLWORTHS

_ Best B2B Partnership

This award goes to the best sustainability/corporate responsibility partnership between two companies. The companies could be competitors, business partners or in different industries/sectors.

The winner will have shown clear commitment to a long-term, mutually beneficial collaboration that can demonstrate real commercial benefits and social/ environmental/governance gains. Corporate logos of all the nominated organisations must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Glanbia

HIGHLY COMMENDED

MARS

_ Best Business/NGO Partnership

This award goes to the best sustainability/corporate responsibility partnership between a company and other entities (i.e. NGOs, governmental bodies, charities or others).

The winner will have shown clear commitment to a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership that can demonstrate real social/environmental/governance gains. Corporate logos of all the nominated organisations must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Interface

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Barclays

_ Most Effective Domestic Community Investment

This award goes to the company clearly demonstrating how investment has benefitted local communities in a long-term and sustainable way. The judges will be looking to reward the company showing how community investment strategy has resulted in ‘win-win’ outcomes for both parties in the last two-five years. Monetary level of investment isn’t the key criterion, as this award is more about the impact made as opposed to amount invested. Activity during 2014-15 must also be demonstrated.

Entries will be considered from investments in “home” markets, i.e. from the country where the entering company’s head office is located. The winning entry, for example, might be a site-specific or community-specific example, or a general multi-site or issue-based strategy which the company has implemented across its home market. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Turkcell

HIGHLY COMMENDED

TTNET

_ Most Effective International Community Investment

The winner of this award will have demonstrated in their entry how community investment work outside their home market (where head office is located) has benefitted a community or communities in a meaningful, measureable way. Entries will be considered over a two-five year timescale, given the complexities of effective community engagement, but activity during 2014-15 must also be demonstrated.

Our judges will be seeking a winner that demonstrates genuine commitment to vulnerable communities, and who has responded to them meaningfully. Monetary level of investment isn’t the key criterion, as this award is more about the impact made as opposed to amount invested. The challenges of measurement will be taken into consideration but the winning entry will demonstrate measurements of effectiveness and the positive results of their community investment work. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNERS

VimpelCom Mobilink

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Twinings

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Internal Engagement

_ Best Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is vitally important in embedding sustainability/CSR into a business. This award will go the company that has best shows how they successfully communicate their policies on sustainability with colleagues.

More importantly, the winning company will demonstrate how they engage with and listen to employees, and take that feedback into consideration when refining their sustainability plans, business opportunities and targets. A corporate logo of the nominated organisation must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

itau

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Seventh Generation

_ Head of Sustainability of the Year

This award will go to a sustainability or corporate responsibility executive that has done the most to drive systemic change in their company in sustainability and CSR terms. Not only will the winner have effectively managed risk, but will also have shown how sustainability/CSR related opportunities can be seized by companies and integrated into their business offerings and operations. The category analyses activities during the 2013-2015 period, andactivities in 2015 must be demonstrated.

Entries are encouraged in this category. Our editorial advisory board and the judging committee will also make suggestions to broaden the pool.. Nominee’s biography, photo and a corporate logo must be provided alongside the entry submission.
2014 WINNER

B and Q

_ CEO of the Year

This award is for the CEO of the year. Our judges will be looking for the business leader who has clearly shown they have led their company effectively during 2013 - 2015 on sustainability/CSR issues.

Activities in 2015 must be demonstrated. Our winner will have demonstrated a clear grasp of both the issues and the need to commit to managing the unknown towards real targets, which demonstrates both sector and individual leadership. Entries are encouraged in this category. Our editorial advisory board and the judging panel will also make suggestions to broaden the pool. The judges will pick the winner. Nominee’s biography, photo and a corporate logo must be provided alongside entry submission.
2014 WINNER

Yes Bank

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Lifetime Achievement Award

This award will go to the individual that our judging panel, editors, contributors and advisory board feel has dedicated their career to sustainability/CSR, and has a considerable track record of success too.

The winner will have been a catalyst for real, proven change. Although the award is non-entry, Ethical Corporation welcomes your suggestions.
2014 WINNER

Mary Robinson

 

Elina Yumasheva
Elina Yumasheva
Global Project Director
Ethical Corporation
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E: elina.yumasheva@ethicalcorp.com