Ten companies in Asia were recognized for their outstanding corporate social responsibility initiatives, world-class products, programs and services at the 3rd Annual Global CSR Awards 2011 held in conjunction with The Global CSR 2011 Summit last 11th August 2011 in the beautiful city of Cebu, Philippines which is also known as the “Queen City of the South”.
Hon. Manny Villar, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Commerce in the Philippines, presented the awards during the ceremony. “It is an honor and privilege to be chosen by the organizers of the Global CSR Summit & Awards 2011. The event is also a perfect venue to discuss the salient points of the bill (S.B. No. 1239) that I authored institutionalizing CSR work among wealthy corporations to supplement government efforts versus poverty,” said Villar.
The annual Global CSR Awards, organized by The Pinnacle Group International is Asia's most prestigious recognition awards program for Corporate Social Responsibility. The selection involved an in-depth process. They comprise firstly the appointment of an independent panel of judges. They have been carefully selected to ensure the process was fair and objective and are made up of internationally recognized and respected judges from a variety of industry sectors and disciplines. Members of the judging committee are either rotated or newly appointed every year.
Next the announcement of the submission of entries which is open to any organisations in the world. Initial screening will be conducted by the organising committee based on the screen criteria provided by the panel of judges which is publicised on the website and the application forms. Every single submission is being vigoriously examined. After the initial screens, the finalists which passed the screens and are deemed to have outstanding submissions are presented to the judging committee for their final selection. Members of the judging committee are to declare any potential conflict of interest with the companies presented before proceeding and to abstain to vote on any of the companies where any such conflict surfaces.
The panel of judges consist of Dr. Geoffrey Williams who is the Founder & Managing Director of OWW Consulting, Ms. Elnora Avarientos – Executive Director of World Vision Development Foundation, Mr. Roberto Guevarra – President of Earth Day Network Philippines and Mr. Enrique Florencio who is the Head of Knowledge Management in Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP).
The Global CSR 2011 Award Winners are the following:
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
Silver: Procter & Gamble Philippines
Bronze: Team Energy
BEST COMMUNITY PROGRAM AWARD
Gold: Citibank Pakistan
Bronze: Indika Energy
BEST WORKPLACE PRACTICES
Gold: Indika Energy
Bronze: Procter & Gamble Philippines
CSR LEADERSHIP AWARD
Gold: Petron - Ms. Marilou Erni, General Manager, Petron Foundation
Silver: YTL Corporation Bhd - Ms. Ruth Yeoh, Executive Director, YTL Singapore Pte Ltd
Bronze: IBM Philippines - Ms. Chestnut V. Andaya, Country Manager, IBM Philippines
PRODUCT EXCELLENCE AWARD
Gold: Keppel Land
Silver: Procter & Gamble Philippines
Bronze: YTL Corporation
The Global CSR Summit & Awards 2011 was well-attended and attracted over 130 delegates from around Asia Pacific region including top corporations and foundations such as Aboitiz Power, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Energycorp Global, InterfaceFlor Asia, Indika Energy, Procter & Gamble, San Roque Power Corporation, Villar Foundation, World Vision, Globe, Team Energy, Petron, GE, L'Oreal and YTL.
The event was also supported and covered by leading media agencies, associations and NGOs including ABS-CBN, BusinessWorld, Cebu Daily News, Ecoseed, CSR Europe, Asean Biz Times, Green Business Times, Creative Crest, Just Means, Media Buzz, Asian E-marketing, The Freeman, Ethical Markets, Ethical Performance, CSR Digest, CSR Wire, Eco-business, Asia Today, League of Corporate Foundations, Eco-Business, OWW Consulting, Philippine Business for the Environment and Packaging Institute of the Philippines.