Awards to Recognise Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Launched

 Chambers Ireland today (03/03/15) announced that the application process for the 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards is open. The awards recognise the work being carried out by companies of all sizes to improve the lives of their employees, the local community and the environment. This is a unique competition that offers the business community a chance to promote their efforts in CSR and gain recognition for best practice.

Allan Shine, Chief Executive of North kIldare Chamber said ” The CSR Awards are an excellent opportunity for Kildare Businesses to highlight the various CSR initiatives that they undertake.  I am delighted that once again BAM Group Ireland are sponsoring the awards.  BAM are of course a well established Kildare company.  I encourage Kildare businesses to enter into the various award categories available.”

John Cunningham, Chair of the CSR Awards judging panel said, “Having chaired the judging panel for a number of years, I continue to be surprised by the exceptional ways that businesses are embracing CSR. Businesses in Ireland are unique in their unwavering commitment to running their businesses in a responsible and sustainable manner. These awards are an opportunity to recognise this hard work and dedication and to highlight best practice so that others can follow in their footsteps.”

Theo Cullinane, BAM Group Ireland Chief Executive said “Sustainability is one of the core tenets of our business and we work closely with our employees, clients, stakeholders and supply chain on all aspects of CSR. We’re very proud to sponsor the CSR Awards, an initiative that promotes responsible business throughout Ireland. I’d like to wish all entrants and everybody in Chambers Ireland  the very best of luck for this year’s awards.”

 Award categories include: Excellence in Environment, Community (divided into Charity, Volunteering and Community Programme), Workplace, Marketplace, International CSR, CSR Communication, Best SME and the overall Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award.

Now in their twelfth year, the awards were launched in Dublin Castle. The awards are run in association with the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, partnered by Business in the Community Ireland and kindly sponsored by BAM Group Ireland. For further information or to apply please visit The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 21st April 2015.

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John Cunningham, Chair of CSR Awards Judging Panel; Tina Roche, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland and Mike Jones, Business Development Director, BAM Group Ireland at the launch of Chambers Ireland’s CSR Awards in Dublin Castle.