The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum announced the winners in the 18th edition of the prominent corporate social responsibility and sustainability competition
At a high-profile ceremony on 10 June 2021 at Sofia Hotel Balkan the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) announced the winners of the 18th edition of its Annual Responsible Business Awards – the most long-standing and prominent national competition for corporate social responsibility and sustainable development mottoed Lead by Example.
Senior managers of more than 60 BBLF member companies, companies that submitted their entries, members of the jury and partners from the NGO sector attended the event, which was held in partnership with Philip Morris Bulgaria, KCM 2000, M3 Communications Group, Inc. and Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech.
The high-status prizes were handed out by Kiril Petkov, Minister of Economy, Asen Vassilev, Minister of Finance, Prof. Nikolay Denkov, Minister of Education and Science, Galab Donev, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, Reneta Koleva, Deputy Minister of the Environment and Waters, Boyko Takov, Executive Director of Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency and Tim Buisseret, Head of UK Trade & Investment with the British Embassy.
By organising the prestigious annual competition BBLF aims to encourage and promote the contribution of the private sector to building a fair social environment and a sustainable future. "The turnout in the current edition of the Awards made it clear that Covid-19 did not cancel the commitments of responsible companies to engage with social issues, but rather intensified them - many of them transformed their initiatives to meet current social challenges, and we have all witnessed unprecedented mobilisation and solidarity", BBLF Chair Levon Hampartzoumian said at the opening of the ceremony.
78 companies entered the 2020 Annual Responsible Business Awards submitting a total of 111 successful and inspiring campaigns in support of various social causes in education, healthcare, ecology, employee development, support for local communities, etc. All entriesin the individual categories were presented briefly during the ceremony, and the companies ranked first, second and third by the independent expert jury received their prizes and certificates.
For a full list of winners please check below.
The host of the event for another year was Radinela Buserska, a news anchor on Bulgaria ON AIR.
Due to high demand and restrictions associated with safety measures in place for physical events, the ceremony was broadcast live online and thus reached even more people from the business community.
FULL LIST OF FINALISTS AND WINNERS
INVESTOR IN THE COMMUNITY
1. Ideal Standard - Vidima
3. Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad
3. Bosch Engineering Centre Sofia
INVESTOR IN KNOWLEDGE
1. CEZ Bulgaria
2. Comac Medical
3. Shell Bulgaria
INVESTOR IN HUMAN CAPITAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Titan Zlatna Panega Cement
2. Dundee Precious Metals Krumovgrad
3. Nestle Bulgaria
INVESTOR IN THE ENVIRONMENT
1. Lidl Bulgaria
3. Telenor Bulgaria
1. Schneider Electric
2. Avon Cosmetics Bulgaria
3. Servier Medical
BEST SOCIAL POLICY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISE
1. Philip Morris Bulgaria
2. Pivovarnitza Kamenitza
3. ASTELLAS PHARMA
SPECIAL DIVERSITY@WORK AWARD
1. Lidl Bulgaria
2. Hilton Sofia
3. CEZ Bulgaria
SPECIAL ENGAGE AWARD
Media partners: Еconomy.bg, Manager News, your Business, Investor Media Group, Enterprise, NGO.bg, BICA, BCCI, Dev Styler
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.