The voting is now open at CRRA '13, the only annual global online awards for Sustainability Reports. The voting is open until end January, so you still have some time, but why wait? The holiday season is upon us and you will have lots of time to relax and enjoy reading the shortlisted selection of the best of the best of Sustainability Reports that were published in the last year.
As I usually do, over the next few weeks, I will be publishing more posts about the reports that are in the competition this year, but in this first post, we cut straight to the chase. Which will be The Best Report of 2012? That question will be decided by your votes and announced in Spring 2013. In the meantime, why not take a look at the Best Report category and place your vote? Register to vote or log-in HERE
This category contains 10 reports and 934 pages. Just about right for a relaxing holiday afternoon.
The line up includes:
10 reports that are GRI based, of which 5 are at Level A, 4 at Level B, and 1 undeclared.
4 reports from the USA, 3 from the UK and 1 each from the Netherlands, Spain and Australia.
All these reports are from different sectors.
The candidates are:
NH Hoteles SA; Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc; Intel Corporation; Nike Inc; International Flavors & Fragrances Inc; ING Groep NV; British American Tobacco plc; Co-operative Group Limited; La Trobe University; and Marks and Spencer plc
Only 3 companies have won the Best Report category since the inception of CRRA - Vodafone Group plc - who hat-tricked in three consecutive years, HP won in CRRA '11 and Coca Cola Enterprises Inc won in CRRA '12 after having been runner-up twice before.
Of the ten contenders, one company, IFF, is competing for the very first time ever in CRRA and is trying its luck in three categories in total (also Best Creativity and Best Materiality).
As you have a little time on your hands during the holiday break, here's a little CSR Reporting Blog challenge: See if you can match these report shots to the 10 contenders listed above.
Here are the answers: (hope you didn't peek!)
Shot 1: British American Tobacco plc (page 52, the science of developing reduced-risk products)
Shot 2: Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (page 20, CCE volunteers cleaning up a river in Britain)
Shot 3: Co-operative Group Limited (page 68, carbon offsets to help reduce deforestation in Kenya)
Shot 4: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (cover page)
Shot 5: ING Groep NV (cover page)
Shot 6: Intel Corporation (page 26, governance, ethics and public policy)
Shot 7: La Trobe University (page 32, professor and students in the library)
Shot 8: Marks and Spencer plc (page 27, the fabulous Joanna Lumley going shwopping for Oxfam)
Shot 9: NH Hoteles SA (page 49, Donnafugata Golf Resort in Italy)
Shot 10: Nike Inc (page 14, optimizing to deliver positive impact)
Happy Holidays ... and watch this space for more to come on the CRRA'13 entries ......
elaine cohen, CSR consultant, winning (CRRA'12) Sustainability Reporter, HR Professional, Ice Cream Addict. Author of CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices Contact me via www.twitter.com/elainecohen on Twitter or via my business website www.b-yond.biz (Beyond Business Ltd, an inspired CSR consulting and Sustainability Reporting firm)