111 Entries Vie for the 2018 Responsible Business Awards

February 06, 2019
111 Entries Vie for the 2018 Responsible Business Awards

Most popular categories: Investor in the Community and Investor in Knowledge

Entry to the 2018 Responsible Business Awards is now closed. 111 entries submitted by 73companies across industries took part in the 16th edition of the most prominent national CSR and sustainability contest. We would like to thank everyone who did!

The Annual Responsible Business Awards, organised by the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum,recognize the private sectors excellence in and contribution to the environment, human capital, education and the community at large. Companies that joined the contest get the recognition and publicity their successful social good campaigns deserve. They also have the opportunity to share their experience and best practice in responsibility and sustainability.

The 2018 most contested categories are Investor in the Community with29 entries and Investor in Knowledge with 28 entries. Notably, the latter category saw a 40% rise of entries compared to the previous year. A total of 18 entries, or nearly 30% up on last year, were submitted in the Investor in the Environment category where finalists get the additional bonus of being nominated for the European Business Awards for the Environment. BBLF acts as their coordinator for Bulgaria.

15 campaigns entered the Cause-Related Marketing category. The Investor in Human Capital and Working Conditions title is contested by 13 entries, and eight companies compete for the Best Social Policy by SME award.

A short list of entries is available here.

Winners are determined by a renowned panel of judges featuring prominent experts in various fields to secure an objective assessment. Assessment criteria include specific benefits to the community; work in partnership with other stakeholders; employee involvement; consistency; innovation and public recognition.

One of all nominees will receive the special Engage award celebrating employee involvement in a programme. The winner is selected by the British Embassy in Sofia.

No short-list of entries will be made. Finalists and winners will be announced at a formal award-giving ceremony on 26 February 2019 at Sofia Hotel Balkan. Do book your seat by registering online here.

The high-profile event is attended by senior officials from the private, public, NGO sector, diplomats and the media. To consider being aproud supporter of the prominent award ceremony please choose from our sponsorship packages.

Companies that entered the 2018 Responsible Business Awards: A1 Bulgaria; AES Galabovo; Allianz Bulgaria; American University in Bulgaria; ASTELLAS PHARMA; Atlasi Publishing House; Avon Cosmetics Bulgaria; Behr-Hella Thermocontrol Bulgaria; BGAssist; Billa Bulgaria; Breaktime; BTL Industries; Bulgaria Insurance; Cargill Bulgaria; CEZ Distribution Bulgaria; CEZ Electro Bulgaria; CMS Sofia; Coca-Cola Bulgaria; Darik Radio; Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech; Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad; Ecopack Bulgaria; EPAM Systems Bulgaria; Eurofootball; Experian Bulgaria; Fantastico Store Chain; First Investment Bank; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HyperScience; Idea Advertising and PR; Ideal Standard Vidima; InterContinental Sofia; Kaolin; Karoll Financial Group; Kaufland Bulgaria; Kozloduy NPP; Lidl Bulgaria; L'Oreal Bulgaria; Melexis Bulgaria; Mondelez Bulgaria; Musala Soft; Nestle Bulgaria; Nova Broadcasting Group; Novotel Sofia; Paralax Life Sciences; Paysafe Bulgaria; Paysera Bulgaria; Philip Morris Bulgaria; PIRIN TEX; Prestige 96; Primo Plus; PwC Bulgaria; Questers; Raiffeisenbank; Razvitie Corporation; Remix Global; SAP; Shell Bulgaria; Sofiyska Voda; SoftUni; Special Events Group; STL Oil and Gas Services; TechnoLogica; Telenor Bulgaria; TELUS International Europe; TESY; TITAN Zlatna Panega Cement; UniCredit Bulbank; United Bulgarian Bank; Vivacom; VMware; ZAGORKA

Thanks to our silver sponsor, Philip Morris Bulgaria.

Media partners: Nova Broadcasting Group, Bloomberg Bulgaria TV,, Manager News, tvoyat Biznes, BNR, BNT,, BAPRA, BIA, BICA, BCCI.

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