The winners of the 2011 CSR Awards were:
Outstanding Achievement in CSR
Microsoft for their sustained commitment to CSR.
Best International CSR Programme
Abbott Ireland for its skills sharing initiative in the development hospital laboratories in Tanzania
Eco-Business Award – Large Indigenous Company
Easydry Ltd for its pioneering development of recyclable and compostable single-use towels, made using eco-friendly processes.
Eco-Business Award – Multinational Company
Marks & Spencer for its committment to tackling social and environmental issues across every factory, farm, store and vehicle by integrating sustainability into every aspect of how it does business.
Abbott Ireland for its collaboration with Arthritis Ireland in launching ‘Let’s Dance’ a ballroom dancing initiative for people living with arthritis.
European Year of the Volunteer Award
Intel Ireland for its donation of over $1 million over the last 3 years through its Matching Grant Programme aimed at motivating staff to engage in volunteering activities.
Best Micro Business Award
The Gift Voucher Shop for its Cycle4haiti challenge, a 225 kilometre cycle from Dublin to Galway over two days to raise funds for the Soul of Haiti Foundation.
Responsible Employer Award – Large Indigenous Company
Ulster Bank for its Work-Out and Continuous Improvement Initiative, offering employees the opportunity to give feedback to the organisation, helping to build a more engaged workforce and a more sustainable business.
Responsible Employer Award – Multinational Company
KPMG for its Project Bright initiative aimed at encouraging staff to become social entrepreneurs by participating in a competition to identify social issues and offer unique solutions to help make a difference to community organisations.
Good Neighbour Award – Large Indigenous Company
Glanbia plc for its unique partnership with Barretstown providing corporate donations, employee fundraising and a cause-related marketing campaign.
Good Neighbour Award – Multinational Company
Aviva for the development of its ‘Street to School Programme’ that supports and encourages children affected by homelessness back into school or training
Most Innovative CSR Project Award
Bord na Móna for the development of The Lough Boora Parklands, an eco-tourism amenity located featuring natural and manmade lakes, an internationally renowned sculpture park and 50 kilometres of walkways.