Shortlist 2020

Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Business Impact Award Shortlist

The prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Business Impact Award received applicant companies who have demonstrated outstanding, sustained commitment in their CSR practices and to rising to the challenge of implementing more sustainable business practices. The companies shortlisted for the award are as follows:

A&L Goodbody 



Tesco Ireland

VMWare Ireland

The winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Sustainable Business Impact Award will be announced at the Sustainable Business Impact Awards virtual ceremony on 24 September 2020.

Excellence in CSR Communication

Abbot, ESB & Irish Heart Foundation – Hands for Life – Community CPR Training

Aldi Ireland – Aldi Ireland’s sponsorship of the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash

Dawn Meats – CONNECT Programme

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Fidelity Cares – Engaging and Empowering our Associates in 2019

Lidl Ireland – Lidl More for Youth – Jigsaw/Lidl Listen Campaign *WINNER*

Tesco Ireland – Every Little Help makes a Big Difference


Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – LIC

A&L Goodbody – Supporting life after torture with Spirasi *WINNER*

AIB – AIB Together partnership with FoodCloud

Applegreen – Applegreen & Focus Ireland Youth Services

Arthur Cox – The Opening Doors Partnership with the Early Learning Initiative

Collins McNicholas Recruitment – A Piece of Our Time for Jigsaw 2020

Deloitte – Going Green with Leave No Trace (LNT)

Gas Networks Ireland – Gas Networks Ireland partnership with Age Action

Permanent TSB – Permanent TSB Staff Charities Fund – Partnership With Barretstown


Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity – MNC

Bank of America – Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund

Diageo Ireland – The Guinness Fund

Intel Ireland – Intel Charity Program

KBC Bank – Skills- Sharing for Impact *WINNER*

Tesco Ireland – Tesco & Temple Street: The Drive for €5 Million


Excellence in Community – Volunteering – LIC

A&L Goodbody – Supporting housing rights and homelessness through free legal assistance *WINNER*

Arthur Cox – The Arthur Cox Zambia Project

Dawn Meats – Dawn Meats Junior Achievement Ireland Project

Deloitte – Impact Volunteering – The “Deloitte Experience”

EirGrid – EirGrid/Margaret Aylward Community College Partnership

PM Group – ‘ELevate’ Programme


Excellence in Community – Volunteering – MNC

Canada Life Reinsurance – Community First Responders

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Fidelity Cares – Giving Back in 2019

Horizon Therapeutics – From Plant to Patient

IBM Ireland and Cisco Ireland – ICU FamilyLink *WINNER*

Medtronic – EthosScope- Medtronic Global Innovation Fellows

VMware Ireland – Serve.Learn.Inspire Campaign


Excellence in Community – Community Programme – LIC

A&L Goodbody – A&L Goodbody’s Step Up Community Programme

Applegreen – Applegreen & Irish Youth Foundation: The Blossom Fund

An Post – Address Point *WINNER*

Bank of Ireland – Bank of Ireland COVID-19 €1m Emergency Response Fund

Deloitte – The Deloitte Consulting Analyst Christmas Challenge

Gas Networks Ireland – Cooperation Ireland / Gas Networks Ireland Youth Leadership Programme

Permanent TSB – Championing Social Entrepreneurship – A Partnership With Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

SuperValu – SuperValu & AsIAm Autism Friendly Towns

VHI – Run for Fun


Excellence in Community – Community Programme – MNC

Abbott – Croí an Óir, our long-standing commitment to our communities

Deutsche Bank – Write to Read literacy research project

HEINEKEN Ireland – Growing with our Communities

IBM Ireland – P-TECH (Pathways in Technology)

Microsoft Ireland – DreamSpace *WINNER*

Tesco Ireland – Tesco during Covid-19: Now More than Ever, Every Little Helps


Excellence in Environment – LIC – sponsored by EPA

AIB – AIB’s Energy and Environmental Plan to enable Sustainable Communities *WINNER*

Dawn Meats – Origin Green Sustainability Plan

Gas Networks Ireland – Biodiversity Enhancement Programme

Irish Water – Sustainable Water Services


Excellence in Environment – MNC – sponsored by EPA

Aldi Ireland – Aldi Sustainability Project

Diageo Ireland – Diageo plastic packaging removal

Fidelity Investments Ireland – Green Team in Action 2019

Intel Ireland – Building Sustainable Communities

Tesco Ireland – Reducing our carbon footprint at Tesco *WINNER*


Excellence in Workplace – LIC – sponsored by One4all

A&L Goodbody – A&L Goodbody Summer School–making the best use of our time

Bank of Ireland – Agile Ways of Working

Carbery Group – Carbery Ways of Working

Ervia – Work Safe, Home Safe

Scope – Scope & ChildVision Championing Children’s Futures

Solas – SOLAS Workplace Choir *WINNER*


Excellence in Workplace – MNC – sponsored by One4all

Abbott – Abbott Workplace Well-being: Empowering employees to realise their full potential

Diageo Ireland – Six months paid parental leave for all Irish employees *WINNER*

Tesco Ireland – Supporting colleague health and wellbeing in Tesco Ireland

VMware Ireland – VMware Irelands Virtual Workplace


Excellence in Marketplace

AIB – Vulnerable Customer Programme

Arthur Cox – Helping the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Access Legal Assistance

Bank of Ireland – Bank of Ireland Vulnerable Customer Unit

Tesco Ireland – Project Unwrapped: Working with our suppliers to reduce plastic packaging *WINNER*


Excellence in CSR by an SME

Codema – Home Energy Saving Kit

Liferay International – Liferay International Refugee Program

Marino Software – Keeping Róisín’s Voice Alive, a Big Life Fix by Marino

Tico Mail Works – Tico Mail Works Sustainable CSR Program *WINNER*


Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion

A&L Goodbody – DARE – Daily Action. Real Equality

Bank of Ireland – Gender Balance

Dawn Meats – Dawn Meats Group Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Deloitte Ireland – A proud LGBTI+ community year-round

Diageo Ireland – The Open Doors Initiative

VMware Ireland – VMinclusion – Resilience and Disability Program *WINNER*


*LIC – Large Indigenous Company

*MNC– Multinational Company


Judging Panels

The independent judging panel is made up of respected individuals working in various fields. The panel act independently at all times.

For further information on the Judging Process for the Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2020, click here.

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