The Ghana Edition of the West African Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards 2015 has been launched at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. The CSR Excellence Awards seeks to identify, verify, evaluate and reward socially-responsible activities of companies in Ghana and across the sub-region, as they contribute to national and sub-regional growth, sustainability and prosperity.

The CSR Excellence Awards initiative, which evolved from the Ghana CSR Diary and Awards series, was launched to climax this year?s CSR & Community Development Conference. The Awards is supported by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Westkomm, Ghana CSR Diary and other local and international partners. Processes and criteria for the Awards are transparent and consistent with international standards.

CSR is becoming a big business issue as companies in Ghana around the world are trying to weave sustainability and responsible ethics and practices around their business agenda.

The Lead Project Manager for the Awards, Kojo Williams, revealed: ?The West African CSR Excellence Awards is the initiative of the West African Centre for CSR Conferences & Awards. Though, it was initiated in 2011, this year?s edition is an evolution into a sub-regional spectrum. It will be organised in countries across the sub-region. We encourage all socially-responsible companies in Ghana to start submitting their entries for possible consideration for an Award. Both the CSR & Community Development Conference and the Awards scheme are here to stay. These initiatives bring major stakeholders together: academia, regulatory agencies, corporate Ghana, business associations, media and local and international NGOs.?

The Awards is open to small, medium and large companies in Ghana and all stakeholders in the CSR and Community Development spectrum. Enquiries could be made via [email protected]

Last year, more than 45 local and international media organisations attended the Awards ceremony where socially-responsible companies such as MTN, Nestle Ghana, Stanbic Bank, Huawei Technologies, Olam Ghana, Liberty Capital, McDan Shipping, Latex Foam and a few others were awarded.


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