The European Commission has recently opened the call for applications to participate to the first European Sustainability Award. This initiative, which is in response to a proposal from CSR Europe and in support with the EU Multi-stakeholder Platform on SDGs, has the objective to reward the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations.
The ambition of this award is clear: championing inspiring cases of initiatives that are turning the global Sustainable Development Goals into concrete solutions and opportunities. The prize will be awarded at a high-level ceremony in spring 2019 which will be attended by European Commission’s First-Vice President Frans Timmermans and Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.
This first edition of the award will run under the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”, which refers to a cluster of SDGs: SDG4 on quality education, SDG8 on decent work and economic growth, SDG10 on reduced inequalities, SDG13 on climate action, SDG16 on peace justice and strong institutions, and SDG 17 on partnerships for the goals.
The competition is open to four stakeholder categories: private, public, civil society and youth. The category for private sector is further divided into two subcategories: large companies and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), see rules of contest for more details on scope and eligibility.
For any questions on these Awards please contact your CSR Adviser.
AIB has announced a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) which will see the bank fund The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over five years to support the objectives of The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, which will be based in the Cork
Dawn Meats has again been recognised for their ongoing commitment to sustainability with a double success in the inaugural Green Food & Beverage Producer Awards. The new awards are part of the annual Green Awards and look to celebrate sustainable food practices undertaken by producers and processors in Ireland. Supporting their ambition to be recognised
HEINEKEN Ireland has released its sustainability progress report. The report details significant reductions in the brewer’s carbon emissions, water usage and waste production in the decade since it began reporting under HEINEKEN’s Global Sustainability Strategy, Brewing a Better World. During that time, the Cork city-based brewer has cut its carbon emissions by more than half
Gas Networks Ireland has reduced its carbon footprint by 27% over the last decade, according to the company’s 2019 Sustainability Report. The network operators also exceeded the public sector energy reduction target by 11%, delivering a 44% reduction, with plans to reduce its carbon emissions even further in the future, both within their own operations and from
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