Everyone at BITCI would like to congratulate all the winners of the CSR Awards held in the Burlington Hotel on the 27th of September, particularly our members O2, IBM, Accenture and Ulster Bank. O2 were the proud recipients of the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility Award for their sustained excellence of their CSR programmes.
“More and more we are seeing sustainable growth emerge as a new business model for many companies. In light of the changing business environment over the last number of years many companies have had to re-evaluate their business strategies and goals. By taking into account sustainability factors it is allowing them to build more robust business models for the future. Corporate Responsibility plays a key role in this and the companies who are winners and nominees in these awards already have a head start on building a sustainable business for the future.” Tina Roche, BITCI CEO.
Other awards presented on the night:
Excellence in International CSR
Accenture for their commitment to developing conservation, agriculture and building skills to succeed in Malawi and Zambia
Excellence in Environment Award – Large Indigenous Company
Croke Park Stadium for Greener: On and off the Pitch. This project has reached successive environmental goals in order to maintain Croke Park’s position as a world leader in venue sustainability.
Excellence in Environment Award – Multinational Company
Citi for Project CEIST. This project reflects a genuine commitment to sustainability while allowing the company to reduce costs. It involves a multi-directional approach to being green and embraces all the wider reaching social aspects.
Excellence in Marketplace CSR Award
IBM Ireland for their Integrated Supply Chain Social and Environmental Management System. This project has resulted in many firms who work alongside IBM adopting a more responsible approach to social and environmental issues.
Excellence in Workplace CSR Award
Aviva Health Insurance / Hewlett Packard / Mater Private Hospital for The Power of Pink. This joint project has raised awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer and offered workers free breast cancer screening.
Excellence in CSR by an SME Award
Continuum for their Digital Strategy for Chernobyl Children’s International. For this project Continuum worked closely with CCI, enabling them to fully harness the internet in order to promote their cause.
Excellence in Communication Award
Dell for their support of Daffodil Day trough traditional and new media. This project involves promotion of the cancer charity on the Dell website and throughout Ireland using leaflets, billboards and advertising.
Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – Large Indigenous Company
BWG Foods (SPAR) for their Charity Programme 3Ts (Turn the Tide of Suicide). This project involved raising awareness of, collecting money for and making donations to a charity which works in the communities where the company does much of its trade.
Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – Multinational Company
IBM Ireland for the Centennial Grant, which was this year awarded to the Irish Cancer Society. Fourteen members of IBM’s staff have volunteered their time to ensure the project achieves set goals.
Excellence in Community – Volunteering – Large Indigenous Company
Ulster Bank for the We’re Local Project. This involved the delivery of financial and practical support to community organisations that aim to raise pride and involvement in local areas.
Excellence in Community – Volunteering – Multinational Company
Dell for Flower Power – People Power. This partnership with Irish Cancer allowed staff members to take time off work to take part in fundraising events in local communities.
Excellence in Community – Community Programme – Large Indigenous Company
Ulster Bank for Money Sense for Schools. This is a free education resource that helps school children understand the vital economic and financial skills they will need in independent adult life. It is currently used in 50% of secondary schools in Ireland.
Excellence in Community – Community Programme – Multinational Company
Covidien for the Covidien Community Involvement Programme. This programme encourages company employees to donate time to fundraise for causes in the communities across Ireland where Covidien operates. The company also matches the employees’ efforts and makes financial grants.
Pictured above: Ian Talbot, CEO, Chambers Ireland; Noel Kelly, Arvanto; Diarmuid O’Neill, head of corporate affairs, O2; and and Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd TD