The Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were established in 2004 to recognise the work being carried out by Irish and multinational companies to improve the lives of their employees and to enhance the civic environment in which they operate.
This is a unique competition that offers the business community a chance to promote their efforts in CSR and gain recognition for best practice. The awards are presented in a variety of categories covering all areas of CSR.
For a flavour of the awards night itself and what it means to the winners, have a look at the video below.
The CSR Awards are free to enter. You may enter every category if you wish, however, you may only enter each category once and you may only enter a specific project once. For example; if you have a project that you think might fall under a few different categories, it is up to you to decide which category you wish to enter. Applications for the 2016 awards are now open as of March 10th and will close at 12pm on Thursday 21st April 2016. Please read the category definitions and guidelines carefully before submitting an application. Frequently asked questions are answered here.
Once the deadline has passed, the applications go through a two stage judging process. The awards are judged by two separate panels comprising experts in the field of CSR. The first panel will decide the shortlist while the second panel will decide the category and overall winners. The judging process is completely independent and no representative from Chambers Ireland sits on the judging panel. Click here for more information.
Following completion of the judging process, the shortlist for the awards will be announced in July. The awards will be handed out at a black tie dinner, usually in September. Each shortlisted candidate will receive a framed citation on the night and each winner will receive a specially designed piece of engraved Waterford Crystal.
If you have any questions about the awards, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 400 4300. If you would like to be kept up to date on the awards and other CSR activities, please email email@example.com with the subject line ‘CSR Mailing List’.