International Awards

At Business in the Community we run two awards for companies which are operating responsible business practices internationally.

The Unilever Award for Global Development supported by Business Fights Poverty

Recognising businesses that can demonstrate positive impact against one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The UPS Award for International Disaster Relief and Resilience supported by DFID

Recognising businesses that are responding and building resilience to international disasters.

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Insights from past award winners
 

The Unilever Global Development Award 2016

This Award recognised businesses that demonstrated positive impact against one or more of the United National Millennium Development Goals in 2016, and was won by Manilla Water for their work bringing water to deprived communities. Read all the case studies

The UPS International Disaster Relief Award

This Award celebrates businesses that are addressing international disasters, helping communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Read all case studies.

The European CSR Award Scheme - This award scheme was for large or small companies who made a positive impact in Europe through innovative, multi-stakeholder CSR partnerships in 2012. Read the case studies

The European Employee Volunteering Awards - The European Employee Volunteering Awards, which ran during 2011, recognised companies of all sizes across Europe that have developed schemes that help people facing barriers to work increase their employability skills. Read the case studies

 

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Business in the Community's Responsible Business of the Year, Winner, 2016

Resource management company Veolia's services benefit the UK population through recycling collection and delivery, water treatment and management, low carbon and renewable heat and electricity, and by providing new materials to industry.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:33
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The UPS International Disaster Relief Award, supported by the Department for International Development, Winner (Large Company) 2016

By working together with other companies to mobilise private sector resources in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company provided vital support to communities and helped to restore markets.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:25
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The UPS International Disaster Relief Award, supported by the UK Department for International Development, Winner (Small Company) 2016

iDT Labs developed a hazard payment solution which helped to prevent the collapse of the healthcare system in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis and established their reputation in ICT for development.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:24
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The UPS International Disaster Relief Award, supported by the Department for International Development, Highly Commended, 2016

Mining company ArcelorMittal brought the private sector together to fight the Ebola virus in Liberia, mobilising emergency support and building goodwill for their business.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:24
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The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Winner, 2016

The Manila Water Company is helping people in poor urban communities to access clean, safe, affordable water, while improving the quality of the water supply and growing a new customer base.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:21
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The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, Highly Commended, 2016

Agri-business Olam International has expanded and strengthened their supply chain by offering training, healthcare, and accessible finance to the farming communities they work with.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:20
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The Asda Environmental Leadership Award, Winner, 2016

Hospitality company Whitbread is tackling climate change and making savings through two new environmentally friendly building projects, the Costa Eco-Pod and the Hub hotel, from Premier Inn.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:13
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Championing an Ageing Workforce Award, Winner, 2016

St Leger Homes' older workers are supported to retrain and work flexibly so that individuals are not forced out of employment.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 22:10
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The Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award, Winner, 2016

Thousands of young farmers are learning how to stay safe at work thanks to the Farm Safety Foundation, established by NFU Mutual. Farming is Britain’s most hazardous industry; the charity wants to change that.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:56
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The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner (Large Company) 2016

Starting Out is a Sky Academy initiative that uses TV, creativity and sport to help young people build practical skills and experience. The programme provides over 1,000 work related opportunities for young people each year.  

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:53
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The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner (Small Company) 2016

AmicusHorizon is a large housing association which wants to support its residents into work and build stronger communities. Stronger communities house better residents so everybody wins. 

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:52
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The Employment for Excluded Groups Award, Winner, 2016

The cycle of long-term unemployment is being broken by Bolton at Home’s employment programme. Tenants are helped into work and are then better able to pay their rents.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:48
Categories: Employment
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The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Winner, 2016

Beyond Business is a social enterprise incubation programme run by specialist bank and asset manager Investec in partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre. The programme nurtures east London businesses which have a positive social impact. 

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:46
Categories: Social Enterprise
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The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Highly Commended, 2016

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is helping tackle loneliness amongst older people, by creating monthly face-to-face tea-party friendship groups for over 75 year olds who live alone.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:45
Categories: Healthy Communities
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The Education Award, Winner, 2016

11,000 students from some of Glasgow’s most deprived areas have had their aspirations boosted and prospects improved thanks to Glasgow Caledonian University’s Caledonian Club project.

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:41
Categories: Education

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