2017 National CSR Awards now open

The National CSR Awards 2017 are now open at www.nationalcsrawards.co.uk.

The annual National CSR Awards – now in its third year – are open to companies of all sizes – from small independents to large plcs – and have become one of the highlights in the business awards calendar for its work in rewarding best practice in the field of CSR and sustainability. With entries growing every year, the awards are highly competitive and reflect the dynamic pace of growth and innovation in corporate responsibility and sustainability business practices.

“The National CSR Awards believe in spreading the message of the importance of being a responsible business – that’s why they were set up,” comments Karen Sutton, founder and CEO of the awards.

“Companies that enter are showing others how true business responsibility can be achieved. And it is through learning from other business models that we hope to encourage the transformation of all businesses on the way to a sustainable and responsible future.”

Award details

•The deadline for entering the Awards is 3 February 2017.

•The awards are open to companies of all sizes with a UK office. Companies without a UK office are eligible for three categories - Best International Sustainable Community, Best Eco Product and Sustainable Transport.

•Winners and shortlisters will be published on the National CSR Awards website site in May 2017 and announced via its media partners and other publicity campaigns.

There are 17 categories for 2017. “We want to ensure that the awards are an accurate reflection of where business is making progress in all aspects of CSR and sustainability and the 2017 categories do just that,” Sutton added.

The 2017 categories are:

Overall Excellence in Corporate Responsibility

Individual Community Project

Community Development (Legacy)

Partnership in the Community (Joint Award)

Best International Sustainable Community

Best Education Project

Innovation for Workplace Practices

Clean and Green

Best Eco-Building | Built Environment

Green Supply Chain

Nutritional & Health Awareness

Outstanding Corporate Leadership

NEW! FREE TO ENTER! Best ‘Grass Roots’ Community Initiative

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Circular Economy

Best Sustainable Transport

NEW! Best Sustainable Small Business

NEW! Best Eco Product

You can see all the categories and their individual criteria here.

Next steps

Visit the awards website – www.nationalcsrsawards.co.uk – to start your entry today. The online awards entry platform, powered by AwardStage, is simple and straightforward. You can dip in and out of your entry/entries as the system saves your work as you go along.

Contact the National CSR Awards team with any questions or feedback at apply@nationalcsrawards.co.uk


Liz Jones

Communications & Media Relations

07957 453509

Karen Sutton

CEO & founder

07813 718541

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