Wednesday, April 21, 2010


And the moment we have all been waiting for: drum roll please ....

The winners of the third annual online CRRA reporting awards hosted by In this post I will content myself with listing the winning reports. Just so you know. Over the next few days and maybe even weeks... haha.... I will bring you more detailed insights about the awards, the process, the significance, the trends and the reports that won and the reports that didn't win. Yes, even amongst the non winners there are some real gems.

CRRA Reporting Awards, the only global online awards  for CSR and Sustainability Reports, attracted over 8,000 votes in 2010 (40% more than last year) and provides a reliable window on reporting trends and best practice.


So without further ado:

Best Report
Vodafone Corporate Responsibility Report for year ending 31st March 2009
Runner up #1: BP Sustainability Review 2008
Runner up #2 : Cooperative Group Ltd, Sustainability Report 2008/2009

Best First Time Report

The Walt Disney Company 2008 CR Report
Runner up #1 : Brasil Foods SA -  Annual Report of Sustainability 2008
Runner up #2:  888 Holdings plc Ltd CR 2008 - People Planet Play

Best SME Report

Best Integrated Report
Novo Nordisk 2008 Annual Report
Runner up #1: BASF SE - Report 2008
Runner up #2: Veolia Environment - Annual and Sustainability Report 2008

Best Carbon Disclosure
Hewlett-Packard Company, Global Citizenship Report 2008
Runner up #1: BMW AG, Sustainable Value Report 2008
Runner up #2: Royal Dutch Shell plc - Sustainability Report 2008

Best Creativity in Communications
Coca Cola Enterprises Inc, 2008 CRS Report
Runner up #1:The Walt Disney Company, 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report
Runner up #2: General Electric Company - 2008 Citizenship Report

Best Relevance and Materiality
Vodafone Group plc - CR Report for the year ended March 2009
Runner up #1: Volkswagen AG - Sustainability Report 2009/2010
Runner up #2: BP Sustainability Review 2008

Best Openness and Honesty
Virgin Media Inc, Our responsibility report 2009
Runner up #1: BP sustainability Review 2008
Runner up #2: Co-operative Group plc - Sustainability Report 2008/2009

Best Credibility through Assurance
Banco Bradesco SA - 2008 Sustainability Report
Runner up #1: Volkswagen AG - Sustainability Report 2009/2010
Runner up # 2:Vodafone Group plc - CR Report for the year ended March 2009 

and a special word of admiration and thanks to Paul Scott, Managing Director of who created these awards three years ago and maintains an absolutely critical finger on the pulse of sustainability reporting. Great work, Paul!
elaine cohen is the CEO of Beyond Business, a leading social and environmental consulting and reporting firm. Visit our website at 

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