SUEZ Spain receives three distinctions as a finalist in the 7th Corresponsables Awards for most innovative initiatives in corporate social responsibility in Ibero-America
28 September 2016
SUEZ Spain received three distinctions as a finalist for most innovative and sustainable initiatives in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Ibero-America at the award-giving ceremony of the 7th Corresponsables Awards.
On the one hand, it was awarded two distinctions in the responsible communication category for its digital campaign, #VasosVacíos, which SUEZ Spain launched on International Human Solidarity Day to benefit Banc dels Aliments, and for the corporate video ‘Water and Jobs’, which was created as a part of World Water Day. On the other hand, it was honoured as a finalist for the ‘Word Handwashing Day’ campaign in the category of most innovative initiative in the area of CSR in large corporations.
The event, organised by Fundación Corresponsables, awarded 20 CSR and responsible communication initiatives and recognised 72 organisations as finalists.
To select the award winners, Fundación Corresponsables relied on a technical committee of 25 experts in social responsibility and sustainability from Spain and abroad, who carried out a detailed analysis of the initiatives submitted. Afterwards, a panel of judges comprising 62 academics from the field of social responsibility and sustainability selected the submissions to be awarded.
Of the 432 initiatives submitted to Fundación Corresponsables, 210 were assessed by the technical committee to guarantee the quality of the information reported. Specifically, there were 147 candidates in the responsible communication category, which was included for the first time following the launch of ObservaRSE, the Co-responsible Communication Observatory.
Marcos González, Chairman of Fundación Corresponsables and editor-in-chief of the magazine Corresponsables, emphasised during the gala that ‘the Corresponsables Awards are a commitment to best practices in social responsibility and what is most surprising is that many of the initiatives were unknown’.
The 7th Corresponsables Awards have consolidated their international nature by enlarging the scope to include initiatives from all Latin American countries. The submissions received came from organisations in nine different countries. The majority were from outside of Spain: México, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.