ESB has won the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the 2016 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards held last night (September 1, 2016) in the Double Tree Hilton, Dublin.
The organisation claimed the top honours for having its CSR practices embedded at the company’s core and for our ongoing dedication to community engagement and responsible business practice.
“ESB is delighted to win the Outstanding Achievement in CSR Award. ESB has always, since its foundation in 1927, had a strong sense of corporate responsibility. Before the language of Corporate Social Responsibility was ever spoken, as a company, we have been supporting communities and programmes that enhance our economic and social fabric,” says Pat Naughton, Executive Director Group People and Sustainability at ESB.
“CSR is an embedded part of our company and our culture – it is how we do business. It is an honour to receive this award and have our CSR contribution recognised by our peers,” adds Naughton.
ESB was shortlisted in four categories for its CSR initiatives.
Excellence in Communication : Communicating the impact of ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund
Excellence in Environment : ESB Tree Week
Excellence in the Workplace : Maternity Positive Programme
Excellence in Supporting Youth Employment : ESB Apprenticeship Programme
The 13th annual Awards was run in association with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, partnered with Business in the Community Ireland.
ESB has always endeavoured to bring light and energy to the people it serves, allowing individuals and communities to fulfil their potential in every walk of life. We invest in the future generation, supporting organisations working in the area of education to support our young people in developing core skills such as numeracy and literacy, and the promotion of STEM to children and teenagers.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, T.D., acknowledged the importance of Chambers Ireland’s Corporate Social Responsibility awards in highlighting the tremendous work being done by so many in business for the betterment of others. “The continuing commitment by business to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and our community is absolutely crucial for society at large,” the Minister said.