2011 Awards Finalists

Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Ryan's SuperValu Glanmire
Liam Ryan
ESB Electric Ireland
Lisa Browne
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
Kathryn Meghen
Sodexo Ireland
Margaret Clapham
Vodafone Ireland
Laura Turkington

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Ryan's SuperValu Glanmire

Liam Ryan

Ryans Supervalu in Glanmire Co. Cork saw how many local businesses were struggling due to the economic downturn, and unable to finance marketing activity and attract local customers. Having quantified the spending power available in the local area, the firm partnered with a social entrepreneur to establish the Glanmire Business Network. They then set about highlighting the range and quality of goods available in Glanmire, and encouraging locals to spend 10% more locally. Ryans Supervalu provided unused floor space to local businesses as a showcase area for their wares. This provides access to the high footfall and it has created an excellent platform for local business.
Winner
ESB Electric Ireland

Lisa Browne

Cl Green is a state of the art environmental improvement programme between the ESB and the GAA , and it is a key initiative to support ESB's strategy to become a world class renewables company, making energy efficiency central to its ambitious targets. The challenge faced in 2010 was to meet challenging targets and upgrade awareness levels. ESB implemented a major integrated communications campaign involving television, radio, online and outdoor. Online activation was vital as this was the means by which consumers could make emission reduction pledges. This resulted in significantly increased engagement with consumers and a massive uplift in awareness of the initiative.
Finalist
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland

Kathryn Meghen

The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland works to promote architecture and create commercial opportunities for members. The Simon Communities provide care, accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness. The RIAI Simon Open Door is an initiative where in exchange for a donation to Simon, the public can have a consultation with an RIAI architect. This not only raises funds for Simon but also engages Irish people with architecture and creates business opportunities. The programme was extended and heavily supported during 2010, and it has proven especially valuable to both parties in the current difficult economic environment.
Finalist
Sodexo Ireland

Margaret Clapham

Sodexo has operated in Ireland since 1948 and provides catering, cleaning and facilities management services. 2010 saw the rollout of the Better Tomorrow Plan, a sustainability strategy that sets out values and ethical principles, specific commitments to action across health, nutrition, local community development and the environment, and joint actions to be taken with stakeholders. This response to corporate citizenship challenges is aligned with its mission and provides a significant means of differentiation as well as new business opportunities. The company published its corporate citizenship report 2010 based on the Better Tomorrow Plan, detailing the extensive achievements of the initiative.
Finalist
Vodafone Ireland

Laura Turkington

The Vodafone Ireland Foundation supports Irish charities in responding to the needs of society, and it has committed over €6 million in funding to date. The VIF World of Difference programme is a simple way of giving back to local communities, facilitating people to follow their dream and work with the charity of their choice. VIF pays the salary of individuals accepted onto the programme, thereby providing the chosen charities with essential skills for specific projects. 2010 saw the reinvigoration of the programme and the reworking of its structure to meet the demands associated with a tougher economy.
Finalist