Danone first winner of European Corporate Responsibility Award
The European Corporate Responsibility Award launched by the E-I Consulting Group was won by the French company Danone. The award is designed for organisations - large or small, private or (semi-)government - that have implemented corporate responsibility in innovative ways.
The E-I Consulting Group is a joint venture of prominent European consulting companies who are leaders in their respective national markets. The European award is designed to stimulate the awareness on the importance of CSR for business success and is also intended to promote the exchange of best practices and innovation within the CSR domain.
An international jury headed by EU Commissioner Vladimir Spidla selected Danone from among twenty one nominees. The winner was selected during a conference organised by the E-I Consulting Group held in Prague.
The jury found that Danone demonstrated in the most convincing way that a sound CSR strategy has a positive effect on all business units within the organisation. Specific elements that distinguished Danone's submission included its positioning to produce healthy products, its carbon-neutral emission goals for its 5 main brands, the formulation of CSR objectives for managers, the sharing of best practices, the development of ‘social enterprises' in developing countries and its Corporate Responsibility self-assessment programme. Read more (E-I Consulting Group)
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10 February 2009