KPMG has won the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the 2013 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards, held in Dublin on the 12th September. The judging panel selected KPMG for the sustained excellence of their CSR programmes.
The tenth annual Awards were partnered by Business in the Community Ireland, run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and kindly sponsored by BAM Contractors and SmartSimple Software Ireland. Each winner was presented with a specially commissioned trophy designed by Tipperary Crystal from the new Contemporary Tipperary Crystal range.
Speaking at the event, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “Reaching the tenth anniversary of these awards is something that we are very proud of. It says something about Ireland’s business community that during the worst times of the recession they were always able to see beyond profit and margins and ask what else they could do for their local community and environment. The quality and reach of CSR initiatives is continually improving and we in Chambers Ireland will continue to recognise the best and encourage new companies to play their part.”
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Minister Phil Hogan T.D. continued, “I am delighted that my Department continues to support these awards which highlight the unique ways in which companies at the heart of this country’s economic development do business in a sustainable and ethical manner. I would like to congratulate not only tonight’s winners but also those who have been shortlisted and who continue to showcase the best of Irish business both at home and abroad.”
Tina Roche, Chief Executive of Business in the Community Ireland added, “Renewed focus on sustainability factors is allowing companies to build more robust business models for the future and is a viable route back to growth and job creation. These awards aim to inspire CSR excellence by embedding sustainability through the realization that the companies who are winners and nominees in these awards already have a head start on building a sustainable business for all our futures.”
Theo Cullinane, BAM Chief Executive concluded “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards again this year, particularly as it’s the 10th anniversary of the awards. As CSR is embedded in the way we conduct business at BAM, I can appreciate the level of commitment which all the shortlisted organisations have shown delivering their various projects. I would like to congratulate Chambers Ireland and Business in the Community for once again organising such an important initiative.”
For a full list of winners please visit the Chambers Ireland website here http://www.chambers.ie/events/corporate-social-responsibility-awards/2013-csr-awards/csr-shortlist-2013/
For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.