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111 Entries With a Cause Compete for the 2020 Responsible Business Awards

March 11, 2021
111 Entries With a Cause Compete for the 2020 Responsible Business Awards

78 companies of every size and industry share their best CSR campaigns  in the prominentnational corporate social responsibility and sustainability contest 

We are thrilled to share that a total of 111 entries with a cause compete for the 2020 Responsible Business Awards, surpassing both our expectations and last year's figures. The 18th edition of this country’s most prominent corporate social responsibility and sustainability contest saw 78 companies of every size and industry share their excellence in CSR campaigns. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition: you are our true champions.

A free-of-charge contest for businesses of every size and industry (read more), the Awards celebrate companies that embrace social good and their successful and inspiring campaigns in support of people, communities and nature carried out in the turbulent 2020 – the year of COVID-19 but also of the private sector’s unprecedented solidarity with community issues.

The Awards, a trademark BBLF initiative, aim to encourage and celebrate responsible businesses’ contribution to building a fair society and a sustainable future in line with our vision of making Bulgaria a better place to invest, work and live in.

Despite the difficulties most businesses faced in 2020 the six categories of the Awards saw 111 entries, which is more than the previous year. The most contested one is Investor in the Community with 31 entries. Next is the Investor in Knowledge category with 27 nomimations. The Investor in Human Capital and Working Conditions title is sought by 20 companies, up by  30% compared to 2019. The Cause-Related Marketing category also saw a rise of entries – 17.  Eight campaigns were submitted in the Investor in the Environment category where finalists get an additional accolade by running in the European Business Awards for the Environment coordinated in Bulgaria by BBLF. Again, 8 companies contend the Best Social Policy of SME award.

We will celebrate one of all entries in the six categories for embracing the values of diversity and inclusion at the workplace. The new special Diversity@Work award is a recongnition inspired by Diversity Charter Bulgaria, a 2020 initiative of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum and the Centre for the Study of Democracy. The winner will be selected by a jury comprising Diversity Charter members and experts in equality and diversity.

The special Engage Award is granted to one amongst all entries in all categories to honour employees’ involvement in a CSR project or the degree of employee contribution to social good causes. The winner is determined with the assistance of the British Embassy in Sofia.

Champions in the six categories are determined by a renowned panel of judges featuring prominent experts in the NGO, public sector, academia, business and the media. Assessment criteria are as follows: specific benefits to the community; work in partnership with other stakeholders; employee involvement; consistency; innovation and public recognition.

Finalists and winners will be announced at a formal award-giving ceremony to be held whenever possible depending on the COVID-19 situation but not sooner than end of April 2021. The event also features a short review of all entries, and their summaries will later get published on our online CSR platform

Don’t miss the chance to get unique visibility for your brand, product or service by sponsoring the high-profile Annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony that convenes senior representatives of the business community, the public sector, diplomats and the media.

The following companies entered the 2020 Responsible Business Awards:

A1 Bulgaria; Accenture Bulgaria; Aladin Foods; Allianz Bulgaria Holding; ASTELLAS PHARMA; AstraZeneca Bulgaria; Aurubis Bulgaria; Avon Cosmetics Bulgaria; Benefit Systems Bulgaria; BG-Mamma; BRUM Scooters; Cargill CBS Sofia; CEZ Bulgaria; Chaos Group; Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Bulgaria; COMAC Medical; Danone Serdika; Devin; dm Bulgaria; Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech; Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad; Eurotex; FANTASTICO GROUP; Festo Production; Gamifinno ; Generali Bulgaria; GMDL Genome Center Bulgaria; Gugushev & Partners Law Office; Hewlett Packard Global Delivery Bulgaria Center; Hilton Sofia; HP Inc. Bulgaria; Hyatt Regency Sofia; Ideal Standard – Vidima; Imperia Online; Job Tiger; JTI Bulgaria; Kamenitza; Kaufland Bulgaria; KCM; KCM 2000; Kozloduy NPP EAD; Lidl Bulgaria; L'Oreal Bulgaria; М3 Communications Group, Inc.; MentorMate; Musala Soft; Nestle Bulgaria; Netpeak Bulgaria; New Bulgarian University; Novotel Sofia; Pharmalex Bulgaria; Philip Morris Bulgaria ; Pivovarnitza Kamenitza; Postbank; PRESTIGE 96; PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria; Publishing House "Unicart"; Questers Bulgaria; Radioactive International Recruitment] Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria; Reichle & De-Massari Bulgaria Production; Robert Bosch; Rozino Organic Farm; SAP; Scalefocus; Schneider Electric; Serdika Centrе; Servier; Shell; SoftUni; Stopanski Deinosti KCM; Telenor Bulgaria; TELUS International Europe; UniCredit Bulbank; VIVACOM; ZAGORKA; Zlatna Panega Cement.

Golden Sponsor: Philip Morris Bulgaria

Silver Sponsors: KCM 2000 Group,  M3 Communications Group

Bronze Sponsor: Dundee Precious Metals

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