Wales Award stories 2016

See which companies were Shortlisted in the Responsible Business Awards in Wales 2016 and read their stories below.

 

Wales & West Utilities - Wales Responsible Large Business of the Year

Every day Wales & West Utilities does its very best to keep 7.5 million customers safe and warm, with a gas network they can rely on and a level of service they can trust. 

Principality Building Society's Responsible Large Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Dr Zig's Extraordinary Bubbles - children playing with bubbles

Using innovation and ethical business practices, Dr Zigs has turned bubbles into profit. Constantly updating its products and manufacturing process, the firm is changing the world, one bubble at a time.

The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Dragon LNG - The Darwin Centre Experience

The Dragon LNG Darwin Experience (DLNGDE) uses field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, in technology-related career paths.

The Careers Wales Education Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Categories: Education, Work Experience
GE Aviation Wales' apprentices and staff in front of an engine

GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.

Wales & West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Girls taking part in GE Aviation's Maths Mentoring Programme

GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.

The NPTC Group of Colleges Building Stronger Communities Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt - Winner, Dwr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award

Halen Môn has moved into a purpose-built new saltcote (salt factory) on the Isle of Anglesey. With built-in cost savings, the world famous sea salt is now more efficient to produce than ever before.

The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Admiral Group - Ministry of Health

Financial services company Admiral has launched a programme, Ministry of Health, which aims to create an overall welfare structure for the business by pulling together different aspects of support for staff.

The Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Healthy Working Wales, Winner 2016
Published: June 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

ACT Training is one of the largest work based learning providers in Wales. It delivers apprenticeships and traineeships to over 6,500 learners every year across Wales through its six skills centres.

Principality Building Society's Responsible Large Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Welsh Water delivers safe reliable drinking water and sanitation to 3.2 million people across Wales, Herefordshire and Deeside. Its not-for-profit operating model allows it to return all benefits to its customers and the environment.

Principality Building Society's Responsible Large Business of the Year, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Capital Network Solutions is a values-led cybersecurity and network business operating in South Wales. It promotes as well as embraces the solution it sells and puts making the right choice at the heart of its decision making.

The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

n-ergy delivers vocational training and employability sessions each year to around 3,000 inmates within 30 prisons to give them a better chance of finding work after they’re released. The programme also helps ex-offenders secure sustainable employment.

The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has fully embraced the Government’s Greening Government Commitments, and so is striving to reduce its environmental impact with a number of ambitious targets.

The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Categories: Global Goals
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

By 2020, Kingspan Group aims to effectively take no energy from the national grid by becoming energy neutral. As well as using renewable energy to save money, the firm will be fighting climate change.

The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Civil engineering company Carillion is using a road development project as a catalyst to deliver social benefits for South Wales. Working with local groups, the project is providing investment, employment, training and apprenticeships.

The NPTC Group of Colleges Building Stronger Communities Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Categories: Education
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

The ACT Pre-Apprenticeship Programme supports high-achieving school leavers who are ready and able to enter the world of work, earn a good wage and join a company that can nurture their potential.

Wales & West Utilities Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

The ACT Schools project is changing the lives of young people in Cardiff who have previously had difficulties in the education system. Its holistic approach is helping pupils complete school and find their first job.

The Careers Wales Education Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Categories: Education, Work Experience
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Welsh Water is educating its future customers and prospective employees about what it does and why it does it, through a holistic and broad spectrum approach.

The Careers Wales Education Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Categories: Education, Work Experience
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Last year, Principality Building Society forged an award winning partnership with mental health charity Mind Cymru, which saw the firm improve the mental well-being of its staff members and the communities it works in.

The Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Healthy Working Wales, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

GE Aviation Wales is looking after its staff with a programme designed to increase mental and physical wellbeing. Focusing on prevention and wellbeing, the programme is making GE and the communities it works in healthier.

The Wellbeing at Work Award, sponsored by Healthy Working Wales, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Carbon Zero Renewables is expert in the installation of solar energy systems for domestic and commercial customers. The firm is showing real growth by using responsible business practices.

The Welsh Government Responsible Small Business of the Year Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

The Wales & West Utilities pilot project will model and map how flooding will look in the future. This will help protect properties and communities by outlining the growth of floodplains and increasing flood depth.

The Dŵr Cymru Environmental Leadership Award, Shortlisted 2016
Published: April 2016

Reaccreditations 2016

The following companies demonstrated continued impact through a programme initially awarded in 2014 or 2015. Their award status was therefore reaccredited for 2016.


Reaccreditations

The following companies have demonstrated continual positive impact through a programme initially awarded in 2014 or 2015. Their award status has therefore been reaccredited.

The P&A Group of Companies: Achieving Sustainability - Finance Wales Responsible Small Business of the Year, Winner 2015

The P&A Group of Companies has a clear commitment to being a responsible business and the comprehensive approach being taken is delivering both powerful social and commercial benefits.

Published: June 2015
Legal & General: Business Class Partnership with Pen y Dre High School - Winner, Careers Wales Schools Partnership Award 2015

Legal & General’s needs-led, strategic partnership with Pen y Dre School in Merthyr Tydfil is revolutionising pupils’ experience of the world of work, giving them contact with professionals whilst also providing development and volunteering opportunities for the company...

Published: June 2015
Castell Howell Foods: Regional Supply Chain Initiative - Winner, Network Rail Cymru Enterprise Growth Award 2015

The collaborative approach taken by Castell Howell Foods towards strengthening its supply chain and simultaneously developing and support local SMEs has ensured growth and resilience in an important sector of the Welsh economy.

Published: June 2015
Monmouthshire Building Society: Billion Pound Asset Legacy Programme - Winner, Wales & West Utilities Building Stronger Communities Award 2015

As Monmouthshire Building Society reached a significant financial milestone, the Legacy Programme was established as a model for engaging staff, building brand reputation and supporting the development of community organisations by allocating funding.

Published: June 2015
RCT Homes: The Regeneration of Penygraig High Street - Wales & West Utilities Building Stronger Communities Award 2015, Highly Commended

RCT Homes has successfully created a coalition of public, private and voluntary organisations to build a more resilient and viable local community, centred on the focal point of the high street.

Published: June 2015

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