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CSR Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

With diversity at its centre 2017's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards were one of the most inspirational in the event’s history.

Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said: “This year’s shortlist highlights the depth of commitment to CSR from across the Irish business community. Each year the role of CSR in the Irish business community in Ireland grows in strength. CSR practices are becoming mainstream in an increasing number of companies across Ireland. This has a positive impact not just for the beneficiaries, the community and the environment but also positively impacts on the businesses involved. “

The Chambers Ireland CSR Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by BAM Ireland and run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The awards were presented across fourteen categories including Excellence in Community (sub-divided into Partnership with Charity, Community Programme and Volunteering), Supporting Youth Employment, Environment, Marketplace, Workplace, Communication, and CSR by an SME. KPMG took home the Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award at the awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin on Thursday, September 7th 2017. 

The CSR Awards 2017 are supported by


Click on the headings below to find out more about each shortlisted project

Excellence in CSR Communication

  • Aldi Stores Ireland Limited - Aldi and FoodCloud Partnership
  • Arthur Cox - 'Who Wants to be a Volunteer?' - the Arthur Cox Volunteer Champions (ACVC)
  • Bord Gais Energy - Give a Helping Hand to Prevent Family Homelessness #AHelpingHand
  • Core Media - Focus Ireland and Core Media- Ireland’s first Contactless Donation Station Shines a Light on Homelessness
  • Microsoft Ireland - Microsoft Ireland supports Hour of Code
  • Ulster Bank - Communicating how we're "Making a difference in our communities"  **WINNER**

Excellence in Community - Partnership with Charity – LIC

  • Applegreen - The Applegreen Charitable Fund Programme  **WINNER**
  • Arthur Cox - Working with Suas to bring technology to Zambia
  • Bord Gais Energy - Focus Our Energy Partnership
  • Dalata Hotel Group Plc - Dalata Digs Deep
  • Earth's Edge - Kilimanjaro Equipment Lending Programme
  • Electric Ireland - Electric Ireland Darkness into Light
  • ESB Group - Collaboration with Science Gallery Dublin
  • Friends First - Friends in the Community
  • Voxpro powered by Telus - Voxpro partnership with Breakthrough Cancer Research 2016

Excellence in Community - Partnership with Charity – MNC

  • Boots Ireland - Boots in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society  **WINNER**
  • Deutsche Bank - Deutsche Bank's partnership with The Simon Community
  • Microsoft Ireland - Mission 3000: Microsoft and Special Olympics
  • Oracle - Oracle Applications "Walk of the Onesie's" for Temple Street Children's Hospital
  • VMware - VMware Foundation and Age Action

Excellence in Environment – LIC – Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency

  • Bord na Móna - Eco Rangers Schools programme
  • Carbery Food Ingredients - Carbery Green 50 Landfill Diversion Project
  • Dublin Airport Central - Sustainable Buildings  **WINNER**
  • Dawn Meats - Strategic Sustainability

Excellence in Environment – MNC– Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency

  • HEINEKEN Ireland - Brewing a Better World in HEINEKEN Ireland – Our Sustainability Vision
  • Intel Ireland - Embracing biodiversity at Intel
  • KBC Bank Ireland - KBC Environmental Responsibility Programme
  • Lidl Ireland - Origin Green Project  **WINNER**

Excellence in Community - Volunteering – LIC

  • Bank of Ireland - BizWorld
  • Bord Gais Energy - Bord Gáis Energy, Focus our Energy - Christmas FM Project
  • Earth's Edge - Explore Experience Evolve Programme
  • KPMG - KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL)  **WINNER**

Excellence in Community - Volunteering – MNC

  • AbbVie - AbbVie's Week of Possibilities
  • Cisco Systems - Age Action Volunteering programme  **WINNER**
  • Deloitte - Professional Skills Volunteering with NCBI
  • IBM Ireland Ltd - Leadership for Teens
  • SSE Ireland - The SSE Ireland Be the Difference Volunteering Programme
  • VMware - VMware Cork Giving Network - VMware Foundation

Excellence in Community - Community Programme – LIC

  • Bank of Ireland - Enterprise Town  **WINNER**
  • Earth's Edge - Guide Exchange Programme
  • ESB Networks - Stay Safe Stay Clear with ESB Networks
  • Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre - Law Society of Ireland’s Street Law Programme
  • Ulster Bank - One Week in June
  • Version 1 - Version 1 Community Trust

Excellence in Community - Community Programme – MNC

  • Abbott Ireland - Abbott Ireland – A Passion for STEM
  • Amgen - Inspiring the scientists of tomorrow  **WINNER**
  • Boston Scientific - Boston Scientific Ireland STEM Programme
  • Intel - Intel Pride of Place
  • KBC Bank Ireland - KBC Bright Ideas Programme
  • Lidl Ireland - Lidl Community Works

Excellence in Workplace – LIC - Sponsored by One4all

  • Arthur Cox - Supporting a brave personal battle against Motor Neurone Disease - the Loretto Dempsey Legacy
  • eir - eir Challenge Supporting Special Olympics Ireland
  • ESB Group - ESB Power Challenge
  • Friends First - Friends in the Workplace
  • KPMG - KPMG Inclusion & Diversity Programme  **WINNER**
  • Ulster Bank Ireland DAC - Academy - Building capability for what matters

Excellence in Workplace – MNC -Sponsored by One4all

  • IBM Ireland - "I like it here!"
  • Janssen Sciences Ireland UC - Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design (WiSTEM2D).
  • Lidl Ireland - Work Safe. Live Well.
  • Oracle - OPEN @ Oracle
  • Vodafone Ireland - ThinkWell, LiveWell, FeelWell  **WINNER**

Excellence in Marketplace

  • A&L Goodbody - A&L Goodbody's pro bono programme
  • Bank of Ireland - Workbench
  • Eversheds Sutherland - Robbie Sinnott  **WINNER**
  • KPMG - KPMG supports Going for Growth

Excellence in Supporting Youth Employment

  • ESB Networks - ESB Apprenticeship Programme  **WINNER**
  • Johnson and Johnson - Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment (BTE)
  • Magnet Networks - Business in the Community

Excellence in CSR by an SME

  • Earth's Edge - Kilimanjaro Equipment Lending Programme  **WINNER**
  • EMIT - EMIT & Play for Paddy: Giving Cancer the Boot
  • Fitness Freak - Free Fruit For All in South Tipperary General Hospital
  • Recycle IT - Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative Limited
  • Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland - RIAI Simon Open Door
  • Stelfox - Soar
  • Technically Write IT Ltd - Charity and Community Involvement Committee

*LIC – Large Indigenous Company

*MNC – Multinational Company

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