If your corporation, of over 250 staff, has developed an effective, comprehensive and purpose-driven responsible business programme that is credible, results driven, addresses your core business function and reinforces your commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner, then your organisation is eligible to enter this award.
The award is for the responsible business or organisation which has developed multiple aspects of its sustainability and social impact initiatives and will be judged primarily on activities and progress within a new or existing programme in 2017-19 although activities started before and those ongoing will be taken into account if significant development has been achieved within the 2017-19 time frame. The scope of relevant activities includes innovation, promotion of employee well-being, reduction of carbon footprint, improving the sustainability of processes in the workplace, community engagement, diversity & inclusion, protection of the natural environment, supply chain, partnership, governance and leadership.
The award will be presented to the responsible business or organisation delivering effective activities and initiatives creating a powerful corporate sustainability and socially impact. This can include recently started activities to change processes, to benchmark successes with an emphasis on whole-life impact of products and services, and to encourage clients and third parties to incorporate sustainable practices into the delivery of their processes, services and resources.
The Judges will be looking for existing good governance, management and a continuing commitment to purpose driven sustainability and overall responsible business practice.
Judges will be looking for evidence of the following points within the supplied application form (weighting percentages in brackets):
- The organisation’s initiatives and activities demonstrating their commitment to purpose-driven sustainability for innovation and creativity, improving core business practices and showing support from senior management level down; (40%)
- The measurement of impact on employee well-being (learning, development, diversity & inclusion, skilled volunteering and behaviour change) and the wider positive impact on the local community through their social impact, pro-bono charity support and donations; (25%)
- The measurement and reduction of the organisation’s carbon footprint, waste management and overall positive impact on the environment; (20%)
- The motivation, engagement and participation of partners, supporters and supply chain to change organisational practices as a result of being involved in projects; (15%)