Nominations for this award are open to any company that meets the following criteria:-
The organisation must have been involved in social responsibility within the period between January 2016 and March 2017.
Work carried out in previous years may be used as additional supporting information for nomination, but only work carried out within the period is eligible for inclusion in the main nomination statement.
Nominees must provide a clear nomination statement outlining what sets them apart within their field, and demonstrating how their approach to social responsibility is successful
The nominee must be able to provide evidence of a customer or stakeholder who is willing to endorse their work with a favourable testimonial statement.
Judges will consider the nature, scale and scope of the organisations activities, and a special emphasis will be placed on any use of any National or Local Government Energy Efficiency schemes to help meet Social Responsibility targets.
The judges will also look at:
- the impact their business has had within the local community.
- what their customers and local community have to say about them
- what level of expertise the nominee has within its organisation
The following have been nominated for consideration for this award:-
The previous winner of this award last year wasMEARS Group PLCnominated by MEARS Group PLC
"Mears demonstrated an holistic approach to their social responsibility with innovative schemes covering all ages and utilising the variety of skills levels throughout both the community and the workforce."
"We were impressed by the effort Mears have put into social activities; for instance enabling their staff to put valuable time into community projects and putting profits directly into support for vulnerable customers. Their focus on recruiting through apprenticeship and following that through with offers of full time employment is also commendable. We were impressed that Mears have introduced an innovative payment mechanisms for smaller businesses. Promoting the financial sustainability of their supply chain in this way not only helps Mears to deliver its projects but also brings social and economic benefits to those businesses and their communities. Mears also has an eye on environmental benefits as demonstrated by work on waste collection and community gardens. In all, Mears have touched on the three pillars of sustainability and for that reason we have chosen to recognise their efforts as the winner of this award"