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The 2017 Shortlist has been announced!

The shortlist for Ethical Corporation's 8th Annual Responsible Business Awards has been announced. The winners will be revealed and celebrated at a glamorous Awards Dinner ceremony on 16th October in central London. Register your place here to be one of the first to know who are the winners of this year's awards and learn about their Award-winning strategies. On top of this you'll enjoy a glamourous night of entertainment, 3-course meal and celebratory drinks.

Business Strategy

Sustainable Innovation
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada) – Evaluating Greener Alternatives Through DOZN™
  • SM Prime Holdings – Movies for the Blind and Death
  • Natura – Natura Ekos: a business model sustainable by nature
  • Olam International – Olam Farmer Information System
  • Bloomberg – Bloomberg ESG <GO>
  • PPG – PPG Sustainable Products
  • C&A – Holistic and Sustainable Fashion is Possible at Scale
  • United Airlines – United Airlines Eco-Skies Biofuel Powering the Future of Flight
Responsible Business of the Year
  • DS Smith – DS Smith at the heart of the closed-loop economy
  • YES BANK – Inclusive and Sustainable Growth through Responsible Banking
  • Novartis Hellas – Novartis Greece: Vision and Responsibility for the patient
  • Ericsson – A responsible and relevant driver of positive change
  • IKEA – People and Planet Positive Strategy
  • PepsiCo – Living our Values: PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose 2025 Agenda
  • Royal DSM – Bringing brighter lives to people today and generations to come
Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Ashley Community Housing – Tackling the refugee crisis
  • ClimateCare – Tackling climate change to deliver the Global Goals
  • CBS EcoMedia – Driving Social Change Through Advertising
Solution Provider of the Year
  • UL EHS Sustainability – UL's PURE Platform Streamlines Sustainability Reporting
  • ADEC Innovations - Driving Global Impact with Sustainable Business Solutions
  • SIM Supply ChainInformation Management for assured data and sustainable development
  • HH Global – Driving Quality for a Leading Global Bank
New Entrant of the Year
  • Sustainable Trust – Sustainable Platform
  • Infi-Febraban – Meu Bolso em Dia Program: strengthening the quality of financial inclusion in Brazil
  • Numi Organic Tea – People, Planet and Pure Tea
  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP – Empowering People
  • Ronin8 Technologies
  • SIG – Way Beyond Good

Communications Excellence

Sustainability Report of the Year
  • GSK - GSK 2016 Responsible Business Supplement
  • METRO Wholesale & Food Specialist AG - Corporate Responsibility Report 2016
  • AHA - Leadership and purpose elevate Google's first environmental report
  • Enel Spa - Seeding energies
  • Thai Union Group - Thai Union Group’s Sustainability Report 2016
  • The Co-op - Co-op Way Report 2016
  • Teck - Teck 2016 Sustainability Report
Integrated Report of the Year
  • HEINEKEN International - HEINEKEN N.V Integrated Reporting Suite
  • Marks & Spencer - Marks & Spencer Annual Report 2017
  • BASF - BASF Report 2016
  • ING - ING’s 2016 integrated Annual Report
  • The Crown Estate - The Crown Estate Integrated Annual Report 2016/17
  • Vancity - Vancity 2016 Annual Report
  • Sanofi - 2016 Sanofi Integrated Report: A significant milestone in the Integrated Thinking approach of the company
  • UniCredit - 2016 Integrated Report: Our sustainable value creation
  • Lloyds Banking Group - 2016 Annual Report
Sustainable Communications of the Year
  • HEINEKEN International - Tiger Air Ink
  • Timberland - From Bottle to Boot: Sharing Timberland and Thread’s Journey
  • B&Q - The Nature of Gardens
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Reporting Matters
  • AHA - Showing Nike employees that sustainable innovation is Limitless
  • Barry Callebaut - Forever Chocolate
  • DP World - Our World, Our Future
Best Engagement Campaign of the Year
  • ING Bank - Nepal VR Campaign
  • Myer - Give Registry
  • Smart Communications - TNT Tropang Ready
  • City Football Group - Cityzens Giving
  • Royal Bank of Canada - #Make150Count
  • Gildan Activewear - 4th Annual Gildan Glow Run
  • NatWest - Mog’s Mission: Making a sense of money
  • Bentall Kennedy - ForeverGreen Tenant Engagement Program
  • StarHub - StarHub RENEW

Value Chain Sustainability

Supplier Engagement of the Year
  • Enterprise Holdings - Closing the Loop on Oil Consumption at North American Airports
  • Flex - Supplier Engagement at Flex
  • Coop - Fairtrade Rice
  • United Airlines - United Fuel Supply – Introducing Biofuels
  • Marks & Spencer - M&S Foods Sustainability Framework
  • Ketchum - P&G Family Care Responsibility Forestry
  • Weleda AG – Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing at Weleda AG
Business to NGO Partnership of the Year
  • NatWest - The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Partnership
  • YES BANK - Livelihood and Water Security with Indian Railways
  • R Twining and Company - Creating a protective environment for adolescent girls on tea estates in Assam
  • Coop - Coop and WWF – together for responsible soy
  • United Airlines - United Airlines Partnerships with Clean the World
  • Marks & Spencer - Marks & Spencer partnership with Emerging Leaders
  • ING - ING and UNICEF Partnership, A Journey from Chances for Children to Power for Youth
Domestic Community Investment of the Year
  • Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau - Farm to Function
  • Turkcell - No Barriers
  • YES BANK - Say YES to Sustainable MSME’s in India
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels - Honing Skills in Hospitality Programme
  • Lloyds Banking Group - Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme
  • WIND Hellas – The secret of Anafi
  • Hetero Group of Companies – Hetero Sustainable Community Development
International Community Investment of the Year
  • R Twining and Company - Creating a protective environment for adolescent girls on tea estates in Assam
  • Digicel Group - Rebuilding Haiti
  • Numi Organic Tea - Together for H2OPE
  • Teck - Zinc and Health
  • Primark - Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme
  • Nespresso - Nespresso Agroforestry Programme
Business to Business Partnership of the Year
  • ING Bank - Philips arranges first sustainability linked syndicated RCF
  • A.P. Moller Maersk (Maersk Line) - Maersk Line and Philips Lighting Carbon Pact
  • Timberland - Timberland X Thread: The Journey to an Upcycled Collection
  • United Airlines - Leaders in Sustainable Aviation, United and AltAir.
  • Hypertherm - Synergistic Waste Reduction
  • Ford Motor Company Fund - Ford Resource and Engagement Center

Internal Engagement

Employee Engagement
  • Sealand - Engaging Employees with Community Leads to Business and Social Transformation
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company - All Employee vote for Global CSR Programs
  • Flex - Employee Engagement at Flex
  • IBM - IBM Corporate Corps (CSC) Program
  • Fedex Ground - EarthSmart Champion Program
  • HanesBrands - HanesBrands’ Energy Treasure Hunts Engage Global Supply Chain Workforce
  • Nestlé Waters North America - Water Efficiency Gains via Increased Reverse Osmosis Efficiency
  • Hypertherm - We as owners
Sustainability Team of the Year
  • DS Smith - Sustainability Team all boxed up
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation - Sustainable advancements and award-winning strategy
  • Ayala Corporation - Ayala Sustainability Council
  • Colart International Holdings
  • RBS - The RBS Sustainable Banking Team
Sustainability Leader of the Year
  • Darian McBain - Thai Union Group
  • Namita Vikas - YES BANK
  • Nadim Kassar - BLC Bank
  • Michael Faircloth - HanesBrands
Diversity and Inclusion
  • The Rezidor Hotel Group - Rezidor's achievements towards improving diversity and inclusion in its business in the Middle East.
  • BLC Bank - We Initiative
  • Royal Bank of Canada - Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at RBC
  • Santander Brasil - Santander Brasil Diversity Policy
  • GSK - Building an inclusive culture at GSK
  • Turkcell - Turkcell’s “Hello Hope” Mobile App for Integration of Syrian Refugees
  • Teck - Diversity and Inclusion at Teck Resources
CEO of the Year
  • Ernest Cu - Globe Telecom
  • Rose Marcario - Patagonia
  • Rana Kapoor - YES BANK
  • Gilbert Ghostine - Firmenich
  • Nadine Hack - beCause Global Consulting
  • Pierre Nanterme - Accenture
  • Emmanuel Faber - Danone

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Ed Long

Ed Long

Project Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7188

Phone (US): +1800 814 3459 x 7188


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