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August 10, 2011

Kildare Companies up for Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

Chambers Ireland has today (10/08/11) announced the shortlist for the 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Now in their eighth year, the Awards continue to go from strength to strength with more new companies entering this year.


The Awards are partnered with Business in the Community Ireland, sponsored by Arvato Bertelsmann 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, “Given the challenges that businesses face it is heartening to see so many companies continue to engage in CSR. These Awards recognise the positive contribution of business both at home and abroad. I would like to extend my congratulations to all those who are shortlisted for their outstanding efforts.”


North Kildare Chamber are delighted to see Kildare Businesses shortlisted in several categories.  Allan Shine, CEO of North Kildare Chamber said “ We are delighted to see Intel, Bord Na Mona and Pfizer nominated in categories this year.  The CSR awards demonstrate how large businesses are contributing to the local community and inspire all companies in how CSR needs to be implemented in all businesses practises”


Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D. continued, “I am delighted that my Department is supporting this year’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. In these trying times, it is great to see so many companies becoming aware of CSR and realising the dual benefits it can have to the business and the local community.”


Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland added, “Well done to all who are shortlisted this year, it is a testament to the enduring commitment of Irish business to having sustainable and responsible business practices. Increasingly, we are seeing Ireland’s top companies really committing to examining their business practices and demonstrating a real appetite to measure, report and highlight what they are doing. The CSR awards are a perfect way to showcase best in class and importantly inspire other companies in their practices. Best of luck to all the nominees.”

Awards will be presented in the areas of: Community; Environment; Workplace; Marketplace; Best International CSR Programme; Best Micro Business Award; European Year of Volunteering Special Award; Most Innovative Programme; and Outstanding Achievement in CSR in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 15th September.