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A completed entry will include:
1. Entry Form
2. Payment Form
3. 100 Word Company Profile
4. 100 Word Summary
5. 1000 Word Submission
6. Company Logo

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ENTRY FORM
2017 WINNERS & SHORTLISTED

Categories

1. Pro Bono Company of the Year
If your organisation has given its time and expertise freely to a defined cause or activity then you should consider entering this category. Whether your services were given directly or through a charity organisation, this award recognises the dedication of you and your staff in helping others. The judges will be seeking evidence of successful outcomes and at least a nominal value of the work pledged. Please note, this is for pro bono work only and is not for fundraising or similar activities. Examples could be in law, media or consultancy. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Arup

2. Asset Manager of the Year
As with the ethical company award, we will want to consider the way in which the organisation conducts its business in all areas, but we will also want to be appraised of the conviction this asset manager has for aiding charities and not-for-profits in a direct and specialised way. Judges will seek evidence of a real appreciation of the issues, strong results and communication, as well as an overall ethical approach. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Rathbone Investment Management

3. Commitment to the Local Community Award - sponsored by Ansvar
This award is for companies that have actively aided and engaged with their local communities in a specific geographical area. The judges will look beyond financial support to consider how an organisation’s resources have been deployed to create long-lasting impact. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Arsenal Football Club

4. National Commitment to the Community Award
This award is for companies that have helped communities across the country, actively aiding and communities in national programmes. The judges will look beyond financial support to consider how an organisation’s resources have been deployed to create long-lasting impact. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Nationwide Building Society

5. Partnership with a National Charity (Children’s)
For corporate partnerships with national children’s charities, the entry should detail how the company has helped the charity achieve its aims. The onus in on the corporate support that has been given, and judges wish to see evidence of real long-term commitment to a project. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Fujitsu & Action for Children

6. Partnership with a Health Charity (Children’s)
For corporate partnerships with children’s health charities, the entry should detail how the company has helped the charity achieve its aims. The onus in on the corporate support that has been given, and judges wish to see evidence of real long-term commitment to a project. Enter here
2017 WINNER: TK Maxx & Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens

7. Partnership with a National Charity
This is where a corporate partner has taken a lead in helping a national charity achieve its aims. Judges will look for alignment of targets, commitment and contributions that go beyond the purely financial to result in mutually outstanding results. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Selfridges & Zoological Society of London Project Ocean

8. Partnership with a Health Charity
Health includes research or care, physical or wellbeing – but as one of the most important issues facing the nation, the judges will be trying to find examples of a corporate partnership that demonstrates commitment above just financial, with results that can be measured. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Deutsche Bank & Autistica

9. Partnership with an International Charity - sponsored by Astellas
Whether the corporate partner is national or international, the partnership must have international effect, with the results helping people or causes across borders. As with all the partnership categories, the judges want to see support that is comprehensive and at a deep level. Enter here
2017 WINNER: innocent foundation and Action Against Hunger

10. Innovation Award
A wide category designed to catch new ways of doing and thinking that can contribute to corporate organisations creating a better society. The judges only ask that entries are unique (that is that the nominated subject has not been submitted in another category) and that it is an innovation that can help solve a problem in a wholly new way. An example would be the AirCarbon plastic made from greenhouse gases recovered from the air. Enter here
2017 WINNER: HSBC

11. Carbon Reduction or Offset Programme of the Year
This award is for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in reducing carbon emission and/or create effective programmes for off-setting their carbon footprint. Entries can be from businesses that are helping to tackle the issues of emissions of carbon dioxide through actual reduction of emissions, through providing finance to off-setting or by using in-house schemes to compensate (such as renewable energy and forestry projects). The category is also open to organisations that provide off-setting services. Evidence (preferably audited independently) of scale, the resources available to the organisation, benchmarks to the standard for the sector and all relevant programmes of reduction should be included. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Manchester Airports Group

12. Ethical Business Award
This award considers the way in which the organisation conducts its business in all areas. Therefore the judges will be seeking information on the sourcing of goods and materials (and the assurances the organisation seeks from its suppliers), its commitment to fair employment globally and the considerations the organisation makes in its investments and business developments. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Firmenich

13. Built Environment Award
This category is for those schemes or organisations that have made the built environment a better place, in terms of accessibility, use of sustainable materials or energy efficiency. It is intentionally a wide ranging category so that a variety of approaches to creating a buildings, urban environments or conservation can be showcased. Entrants can be new buildings or remodelled projects. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Arup

14. Communication and Education Award
This category is for the best scheme to inform and educate employees on matters of health, charity, environmental or social benefit. Both internal and external communications, as well a combined communications, will be considered. Examples could be education on saving energy or transmitting a message about health awareness. Judges will want to see clear messages being conveyed, and actual samples of the communications as well as a description of the strategic plan and reasoning. Enter here
2017 WINNER (Communication): Aviva
2017 WINNER (Education): Absolute Radio & Macmillan Cancer Support

15. Waste Management and Recycling Programme of the Year
This category is both for the efficient and safe disposal of waste, waste reduction programmes and recycling projects that can dramatically cut the waste in an organisation and help reduce need of replacement through re-use, and for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in reducing carbon emission and/or create effective programmes for off-setting their carbon footprint. Enter here
2017 WINNER: Keltbray Environmental

16. Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising (long-term partners)
This award will go to the organisation that has done the most to help raise funds for a cause by encouraging participation from its staff. This could be an ongoing association with a charity and is more about the scheme than the monies raised (although the submission should also detail this of course). Enter here
2017 WINNER: Lloyds Banking Group & BBC Children in Need

17. Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
This award will go to the organisation that has done the most to help raise funds for a cause by encouraging participation from its staff. This could be a single campaign for a charity and is more about the scheme than the monies raised (although the submission should also detail this of course). Enter here
2017 WINNER: Eversholt Rail

18. Consultancy of the Year
This category is open to specialised consulting companies and fundraising consultants that have a track record of advising charity and not-for-profit organisations or working in sustainability or diversity. Without breeching confidential agreements we would like to see evidence of how an organisation has changed or restructured due to the advice given or create effective campaigns with results, and the positive impact of this. The judges will expect to see figures as well as strategic information. Enter here
2017 WINNER: ClimateCare

19. Environment Award
This award is for organisations that have made significant voluntary progress in helping protect the environment, through carbon reduction, offset, energy efficiency, waste recycling and reduction and recycling. Both specialised companies and internal programmes are free to enter, as are companies providing finance to off-setting or by using in-house schemes to compensate (such as renewable energy and forestry projects) The judges will want to see strategy, long-term vision and evidence of success. Enter here

20. Financial Services Company of the Year
Open to banks, building societies, insurers, auditors, accountants and al providers of financial services. The judges will want to consider the ethical way in which the organisation conducts its business in all areas, but will also want to be appraised of the conviction the company has for aiding charities and not-for-profits in a direct and specialised way. Judges will seek evidence of a real appreciation of the issues, as well as an overall ethical approach. Enter here

21. Philanthropy Award – NEW CATEGORY
An award designed to recognise organisations and individuals that have made significant commitments to a project, charity or enterprise – usually in the form of a grant to, or formation of, a foundation. Enter here

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