Excellence in Marketplace CSR
IBM Ireland— IBM Integrated Supply Chain Social and Environmental Management System ***WINNER***
IBM has established a Social and Environmental Management System that oversees a set of internal processes supporting its supply chain’s social and environmental programs. In addition to establishing and communicating this management system internally, IMB’s suppliers were contacted, and a set of requirements were distributed for review, implementation and compliance. IBM’s first tier suppliers, those firms with which IBM holds a direct commercial relationship, are now required to:
• deploy and sustain a corporate responsibility and environmental management system
• set targets to achieve positive results with respect to significant environmental aspects
• measure performance and establish voluntary environmental goals (publicly disclose results)
IBM believes that compliance with these objectives will help suppliers enhance their operation excellence, improve working conditions and advance their environmental performance. IBM has been a leader and innovator in its environmental and social responsibility programs for decades. Its leadership has been defined by its longstanding global commitment to the environment and is demonstrated through the creation of a single supply chain S&EMS program.
National Irish Bank— National Irish Bank Financial Literacy Programme
Due to the gaps in the level of Knowledge and understanding amongst young people of financial matter, a national, National Irish Bank set out to create a suite of measures to help address this imbalance. National Irish Bank’s Financial Literacy Programme, based on in-depth research, includes a suite of online tools, Moneyville and Control Your Money. These tools have been developed to help teachers and parents instill in children and teens, a sense of financial awareness and understanding.
Teachers, parents and children have benefited from Moneyville and find it very user-friendly. Research shows that this is increasingly becoming more financially aware which is important for the further development of the country’s financial future and investments. The programs seem to be a success from the feedback it has received on surveys and social media.