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Objective

This award will recognise the organisation that goes above and beyond its business duties to improve the well-being of others within the local or worldwide community.  For example excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the following areas will be recognised:-

  • Environmental – focusing on eco issues such as climate change
  • Community – improving the quality of life for people in the community
  • Workplace – improving the well-being of staff
  • Charity partnership – working with a charity to help in fundraising, promoting or assisting in other areas of their work

 

Criteria

  • Demonstrate that corporate social responsibility is an integral part of your business and lies at the core of your overall strategy.
  • Show that your business plays a role in contributing to a better society by actively engaging and consulting with stakeholders in a way that goes beyond financial and legal requirements.
  • Demonstrate a strong corporate social responsibility ethos. Outline how it is being developed, how the business benefits from it and what quantifiable payback the organisation sees (e.g. does it help in attracting potential customers and employees).
  • Demonstrate how the activity / ethos directly benefits the community in County Wexford and/or beyond.
  • How businesses integrate environmental concerns into their operations through their engagement with customers, suppliers, employees and local communities, is fundamental to the sustainability of their business. ALL applicants should be cognisant of this practice and should incorporate evidence of their own efforts in terms of sustainability.  The awards will take into consideration the green credentials of all entries, across all categories.

Please Note – Financial details will be requested at time of interview


Company/Individual Information

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I hereby consent, if I am selected as a Wexford Business Awards shortlisted applicant or winner, to the release and use of my name, business name, and photographs, which may be taken of me, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage. However, all competitive and financial information shall remain confidential unless I give express written approval for its release. Furthermore, I confirm that the information provided to and with this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I acknowledge that whilst every care has been taken to ensure that advice/feedback given on this programme is correct, neither Wexford Chamber nor our sponsors will accept any responsibility for loss, damage, etc., arising from or occasioned by the implementation of such advice.
Completed application forms must be submitted online by 5 pm on THURSDAY 6th April 2017

An independent judging panel will review all applications received. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted on Wednesday 12th April 2017 and Thursday 13th April 2017 and ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW ON MONDAY 24TH APRIL – time and venue will be advised. Phone Interviews are NOT an option.

Wexford Business Awards Gala Ceremony
Friday, 26th May 2017 | Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford
Wine/Canapé Reception 6.45 pm sharp
Seated promptly 7.30 pm
MC: Hector Ó hEochagáin
Music: Corner Boy
Dress Black Tie
Tickets €95.00 plus VAT each
Corporate Tables of 10 €855 plus VAT

Applications now closed, shortlists will be announced on Wednesday 12th.