Shortlist for Chambers Ireland’s Tenth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Awards Announced

Jul 10, 2013

Chambers Ireland has today (10/07/13) announced the shortlist for the 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Celebrating their tenth year, the Awards continue to go from strength to strength with a record number of applications received this year. 

The Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by BAM Contractors and run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. The winners will be presented with award pieces from Tipperary Crystal’s Louise Kennedy range. 

Announcing the shortlist, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “Every year, we are hugely impressed by the quality of the entries to our CSR awards and this year is no exception. The 2013 shortlist shows that more and more companies are committing to the values of corporate social responsibility as a core business process. I warmly congratulate all of the shortlisted entrants.” 

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D. continued, “It is great to see a record number of companies entering these awards. It is a clear indication that Irish businesses are taking their responsibilities to the environment and their local communities seriously. I am delighted that my Department is sponsoring these awards for the tenth year. I have no doubt that all the entries, but especially those shortlisted, are of a similar high standard to previous years.”

Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland added, “We all want to put Ireland’s reputation as a place to do responsible business at the top of our agendas. As the network for responsible business we know this is crucial for competitiveness, inward investment and attracting key talent. Consumers, media and our communities want ethical, sustainable companies to be the standard in Ireland – this shortlist shows that those standards are achievable. Congratulations to all on the shortlist.”
Theo Cullinane, CEO of BAM Contractors concluded “It’s encouraging to see so many diverse organisations, with such a strong focus on operating in an ethical and responsible manner, involved in the Awards. As one of Ireland’s longest established indigenous construction companies, BAM is very conscious of the importance of looking after the environment, communities and people who are affected by our business and operations. I would like to wish the shortlisted organisations the very best of luck for the CSR Awards and I congratulate them on their impressive achievements to date.”

Awards will be presented for Excellence in Community (sub-divided into Partnership with Charity, Community Programme and Volunteering), Environment, Marketplace, Workplace, Communication, International CSR and CSR by an SME. One company will also be presented with the Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award at the ceremony in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 12th September. 


For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email

Notes to Editor
Complete 2013 Shortlist

Community – Partnership with Charity – Large Indigenous Company
•    Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd – Global Schoolroom
•    Eircom – An Unprecedented CSR Partnership with Special Olympics
•    Eversheds – The Eversheds/Barretstown School Sports Day Big Picnic
•    Sun Life Ireland – BRIDGE Community Relations Committee partnership with SOLAS
•    Veolia Transdev Ireland – Dublin’s Transport Links, Racism Divides

Community – Partnership with Charity – Multinational Company
•    BNY Mellon – Shine Sensory Garden
•    Covidien – 1 Day for Rehab
•    Dell – Irish Cancer Society Partnership for Daffodil Day
•    IBM –
•    KPMG – KPMG sets up Enactus Ireland
•    Nestlé Ireland  – Jack & Jill children’s Foundation ‘Bringing Home’ Campaign
•    TK Maxx Ireland – Enable Ireland’s ‘Give Up Clothes For Good’

Community – Community Programme – Large Indigenous Company
•    A&L Goodbody – Supporting Suas’ Literacy Support Programme
•    Croke Park Stadium – Community Programme
•    IPB Insurance – IPB Gathering Ireland Fund
•    Sun Life Information Services Ireland Ltd – Bridge Community Relations Committee
•    Ulster Bank – Rugby Force and GAA Force

Community – Community Programme – Multinational Company
•    Accenture – Skills to Succeed
•    Coca-Cola HBC Ireland – Thank You Fund
•    Dell – Young People and Education: A Multi-faceted Approach
•    Intel Ireland – Mini Scientist Program
•    Janssen Supply Chain Ireland – Message in a Bottle
•    Microsoft – YouthSpark
•    Oracle – Volunteer Program

Community – Volunteering – Large Indigenous Company
•    ARAMARK – Building Community Day
•    Arthur Cox – Special Olympics Ireland Volunteering
•    KBC Bank – Volunteering at KBC
•    UPC Ireland – Safer Internet Day 2013

Community – Volunteering – Multinational Company
•    Abbott Ireland – Croí an Óir
•    Accenture – Time to Volunteer
•    BT Ireland – Better Future Volunteers
•    Dell – Employees go ‘Dafft’ for Daffodil Day
•    Heineken Ireland – V-Day
•    KPMG – St. Michael’s House Multi-Sensory Stories
•    Oracle – Sales Masterclass
•    Trend Micro – Internet Safety for Kids and Families

Environment – Large Indigenous Company
•    Cork Airport – Carbon Footprint Reduction
•    Croke Park Stadium – Greener. On and Off the pitch
•    Dawn Meats – Sustainability Programme 2012
•    Dublin Airport Authority – Travelling Towards Sustainability
•    Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd. – Nil to Landfill
•    University College Cork – Green Campus Programme

Environment – Multinational Company
•    Intel Ireland – The Remarkable Rye Water
•    KPMG – Trees for Schools
•    McDonald’s Restaurants Ireland – Planet Champions Employee Engagement Programme

•    Dublin Airport Authority – CSR Communication Strategy
•    Fuzion Communications – Safebook
•    O2 – Think Big Marketing Campaign
•    Ulster Bank – Sustainability Initiative

•    Arthur Cox Mwandi Project
•    Country Crest – Christine Model Farm Programme
•    ESB/EirGrid – Providing a renewable energy solution for families in Central Eritrea through fuel-efficient stoves
•    Kerry Group – RAIN and 1000 Days
•    PM Group – Pro-bono services to Gorta

•    A&L Goodbody – Pro Bono Practice
•    Irish Life – Pink Power
•    Marks & Spencer Ireland – Plan A
•    Ulster Bank – BusinessWomenCan

•    DHR Communications – CSR Programme
•    Maritime Hotel – Towards a Greener Hotel
•    Pavillions Shopping Centre – Road to Rio
•    The River Lee Hotel – Greening the River Lee Hotel
•    Three Q Recruitment – Making what we do WORK for others

•    Abbott Ireland – LiveLifeWell
•    Citi – Diversity Employee Networks
•    Intel Ireland – Health for Life
•    Microsoft – One Microsoft
•    Oracle – Language Exchange Program

Judging Panel
The independent judging panel is made up of respected individuals working in various fields. The panels act independently at all times. This year’s judging panel is as follows: 

Preliminary Panel

•    Mr. Shane Colgan, ERC Coordiantor, Environmental Protection Agency
•    Mr. Gerry Davis, Chief Executive, Public Relations Institute of Ireland 
•    Ms. Yvonne McKenna, CEO, Volunteer Ireland
•    Mr. Seán McLoughlin, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
•    Ms. Angela Smith, Corporate Social Responsibility Executive, Diageo

Main Panel

•    Mr. Cormac Clancy, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
•    Mr. John Cunningham, Chair, Immigrant Council of Ireland
•    Mr. Cathal Divilly, Managing Director, Great Place to Work
•    Mr. Martin Tobin, CEO, European Recycling Platform 
•    Mr. John Trethowan, Director, Business in the Community Ireland
•    Mr. Hans Zomer, Director, Dóchas

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