10th July 2012: Shortlist for Chambers Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Announced

BITCI News - Jul 10, 2012

Shortlist for Chambers Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Announced

Chambers Ireland has today (10/07/12) announced the shortlist for the 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Now in their ninth year, the Awards continue to go from strength to strength with more new companies than ever entering this year.

The Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by arvato and run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The winners will be presented with award pieces from Tipperary Crystal’s Louise Kennedy range.

Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “In order to succeed we need leaders to guide us by example.  This year’s CSR applicants rose to the challenge despite the harsh economic times we are all enduring.  All of the shortlisted initiatives are to be commended and it is our pleasure to play a part in recognising these companies.”

Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D. continued, “I am delighted that my Department is once again supporting the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Now more than ever it is important to recognise companies that go the extra mile to give something back and support the community in which they operate.”

Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland added, “In today’s economy, a key way to survive and thrive is to put sustainability at the heart of your business and focus on long term growth rather than short term gain. Developing comprehensive CR strategies allows companies to plan a sustainable future. The number of entries in this year’s awards is testament to the value that companies are gaining by working on their CR practices. Congratulations and best of luck to all the shortlisted companies. ”

Awards will be presented for Excellence in Community (divided into Partnership with Charity, Community Programme and Volunteering), Environment, Marketplace, Workplace, Communication, International CSR and CSR by an SME. One company will also be presented with the Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award at the ceremony in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 27th September.



 For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie.

Notes to Editor

Complete 2012 Shortlist


  • Abbot Ireland – Launch of Abbot Ireland’s First Citizenship Report
  • Aramark Ireland – Celebrate Irish Food Campaign
  • Dell – Traditional and New Media to Drive Awareness and Support for Daffodil Day
  • UPC – UPC Digital Inclusion Programme 2012
  • Vodafone Ireland Foundation – Talk, Listen, Change


Community – Partnership with Charity – LIC

  • BWG Foods – SPAR Charity Program – 3Ts
  • Dublin Airport Authority – DAA Charity of the Year
  • Matheson Ormsby Prentice – The MOP Giving Programme
  • Permanent TSB – Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme and Ireland’s Top Teen Awards


Community – Partnership with Charity- MNC

  • Dell – DELLighted to Support Daffodil Day
  • IBM – IBM Centennial Grant – Cloud based solution for Irish Cancer Society
  • Marks and Spencer – 5 Peaks Challenge 2011
  • McDonald’s – McDonald’s and the Ronald McDonald House
  • Rabobank Ireland – Partnership with Cork and Dublin Simon Communities
  • Vodafone Ireland Foundation – Answer your true calling with the Vodafone World of Difference Programme


Community – Community Programme – LIC

  • Bord na Móna – Abbyleix Bog Restoration Project
  • Croke Park Stadium – Croke Park Community Fund
  • Dublin Airport Authority – Community Sponsorship Programme
  • EirGrid – EirGrid and SONI Schools Science Programme
  • Ulster Bank – MoneySense for Schools


Community – Community Programme – MNC

  • BT Ireland – BT Connected Communities
  • Covidien – Community Involvement Programme
  • Microsoft Ireland – IT for Non-Profits
  • O2 – Think Big
  • Oracle – Sales Skills for Community & Voluntary Sector
  • Vodafone Ireland – Safety Net: Mobile and Internet Safety


Community – Volunteering – LIC

  • Aramark Ireland – Building Community Day – Ireland at Doras Buí
  • Arthur Cox – Special Olympics Ireland Volunteering
  • Portmarnock Ground Force – Portmarnock Ground Force
  • Ulster Bank – We’re Local


Community – Volunteering – MNC

  • BT Ireland – BT Volunteers for Ireland
  • Dell – Flower Power, People Power
  • O2 – Think Big mentoring and volunteering programme
  • Rabobank Ireland – Community Leave Policy
  • Savills – Making a Difference


Environment – LIC

  • Croke Park Stadium – Greener. On and off the pitch
  • Dublin Airport Authority – Membership of Airports Council International Europe – Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme
  • Ecocem – Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy
  • Irish Cement Limited – Solid Recovered Fuel Use ay Irish Cement
  • Lagan Cement Ltd – Enabling Growth through Responsible Sustainable Development


Environment – MNC

  • Abbott Ireland – Zero Waste to Landfill Initiative
  • Citi – Project CEIST
  • Intel Ireland – Reduce Our Energy
  • Servier Ireland Industries Ltd – Nil to Landfill



  • Accenture – Developing conservation agriculture and building skills to succeed in Malawi and Zambia
  • Arthur Cox – Mwandi Project
  • KPMG – Pathway to a better life



  • IBM – Integrated Supply Chain and Environmental Management System
  • National Irish Bank – Financial Literacy Programme



  • Continuum – Digital Strategy for Chernobyl Children’s International
  • Peninsula Business Services Ireland Ltd – Changing the employment landscape
  • The Bush Hotel – CSR at The Bush Hotel
  • Three Q Recruitment – Three Q Recruitment and Jobcare – Working together for Dublin’s jobseekers



  • Aviva Health / HP / Mater Private Hospital – The Power of Pink
  • KBC Bank Ireland – Employee Wellbeing Programme
  • KPMG – KPMG Business School
  • Oracle Ireland – Oraclub – Sports and Social Club for Oracle employees


Judging Panel

The independent judging panel is made up of respected individuals working in various fields. The panel act independently at all times. Judges do not participate in votes for categories affecting companies with which they are linked.

  • John Cunningham (CHAIR), Chair, Immigrant Council of Ireland;
  • Laura Burke, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency;
  • Cathal Divilly, Managing Director, Great Place to Work;
  • Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos;
  • Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel;
  • Brian Higgisson, Assistant Chief Executive, Health and Safety Authority;
  • Dermott Jewell, Chief Executive, Consumer Association of Ireland;
  • Padraig McKeon, Client Director, Drury Communications;
  • Seán McLaughlin, Assistant Principal Officer, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
  • Martin Tobin, European Recycling Platform; and
  • John Trethowan, Board Member, Business in the Community Ireland.