Dangote Cement, BUA Group and Zenith Bank are amongst 20 firms which have gained the 2022 Social Impact and Sustainability Practices award of CSR Reporters, Africa’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability publication.
The names of the organisations had been launched along with the names of organisations and well-meaning people that might be honored at this 12 months’s CSR Reporters’ Philanthropic Awards on Social Impact and Sustainability Practices.
A press release issued by the Editor-In-Chief of CSR Reporters, Eche Munonye, mentioned notable among the many profitable organizations in several classes are: Zenith Bank, Okomu Oil Palm, Port-Harcourt (*17*), Eleme Petrochemical, IHS Nigeria Plc, Olam Agri, Union Bank, NIMASA, NPA, Dangote Cement, BUA Group, Nigerian Breweries, SPDC, Pinnacle O&G, Anchor Insurance, GB Foods, MTNN, ACT Foundation, Airtel Nigeria, MOJEC Group amongst a number of others.
In the person classes, he mentioned: Mr. Jim Ovia, Engr Simbi Wabote, Mr. Aby Iderawumi, Dr. Olumide Emmanuel, Ms. Ini Abimbola, Mr. Emeka Oparah, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Dr. Jayne Onwumere, Engr. Victor Ochei, Tunde Folawiyo, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Engr. Ifeoma Okengwu and Dr Philip Mshelbila have emerged.
The awards, he mentioned, are in three important classes of Sustainability, Social Impact and CSR which had been additional damaged down into 35 classes.
“The award usually acknowledges initiatives of firms in selling sustainable economies in Nigeria and in serving the needy public.
“Now in its third 12 months, the CSR Reporters’ Philanthropic Awards on Social Impact & Sustainability Practices in Nigeria is an annual occasion to acknowledge, honour and rejoice the excellent efforts of organizations and people which have made transformative influence on the Nigerian society.
“Particularly, the award will acknowledge the businesses which have built-in globally acknowledged and measurable sustainability requirements together with ISO37101 Management Standards on Sustainable Development in Communities (MSSDC), ISO 26000 Social Responsibility, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 20400 Sustainable Supply Chain Management, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standards, amongst others. It may even acknowledge organizations which have adopted greatest reporting requirements corresponding to GRI and IIRC Standards. Other classes embody particular initiatives in help of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and particular person philanthropic efforts for the 12 months below overview.
“The highlight of the event is usually the unveiling of the Philanthropic Person of the Year and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, which are the most competitive categories of the award. The last two winners of this coveted category of Person of the Year, popularly tagged the “Star Award” had been Alhaji AbdulSamad Rabiu (2020) and Barrister Allen Onyema (2021) have been honiured.
“The winner of this class of Person of the Year 2022 is Mr. Tony Elumelu who obtained over 75% of your entire votes in that class. Across Africa, people and teams noticed him as essentially the most philanthropic individual for the 12 months below overview, 2022.
“Another highly contested category is Lifetime achievement award and is won by Mr. Jim Ovia, the Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc. Nigerians and indeed Africans are already excited at this auspicious opportunity to celebrate their philanthropic heroes,” the assertion added.