Corporate organisations can have a tremendous impact in the advancement humanitarian causes. Businesses which focus in this area not only benefit others but also add to the organisation’s sense of purpose, employee engagement and overall place in the community.
The Irish Red Cross Awards are here to shine a spotlight the act of kindness. They provide a rare opportunity for us all to publicly recognise the extraordinary commitment of people and businesses in large and small communities across Ireland who selflessly support those who most need of our help.
The Corporate Impact Award has been established to recognise an Irish or Irish-based organisation that has demonstrated an exemplary contribution to a humanitarian cause/s through the active engagement of employee volunteer programmes, skill-sharing, fundraising and other activities.
Please submit a nomination today if your business or team has committed to helping others in your community – we want to hear from you.
Nominations can be submitted by visiting the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards at www.irchumanitarianawards.ie
The Closing date for nomination submissions is March 3rd. Winners will be honoured at a live event on April 13th.
For more information please visit: irchumanitarianawards.ie
The Irish Red Cross is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Humanitarian Awards in five categories including: Corporate Impact, Humanitarian of the Year, Young Humanitarian of the Year, Innovation for Change and Journalism Excellence.
Previous winners of the Corporate Impact Award
2019 Winner – Aldi
Aldi was named winner in the Corporate Impact category. Aldi has been introducing and implementing initiatives to tackle climate change step by step over the past number of years. Every Aldi store in the UK and Ireland now has an Energy Management System, using energy-saving technology and employee awareness to help achieve the most efficient energy consumption possible.
Another example of their work in this area is reducing fuel consumption through fuel-efficient tyres and investment in fuel management systems, while LED lighting saves on carbon. Aldi has also upgraded fridges, freezers, and other appliances with environmentally-friendly equipment.
Aldi is also offsetting its remaining carbon footprint via carbon offset projects in Peru, India, Vietnam and Ghana.
2020 Winner - Nestlé Ireland
Nestlé Ireland provides all its surplus food to FoodCloud. Since 2018 they have contributed over 100,000 meals to the social enterprise, which supports families in need. In 2020, they also supported FoodCloud with a financial investment for a pilot project to address food poverty because of Covid-19.
At its factory in Limerick, Nestlé Wyeth Nutritionals was one of the first companies to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, creating a c1,800 square metre butterfly meadow and insect hotel, as well as planting over 1,900 native woodland trees. Globally, Nestlé has pledged to make 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and is investing almost €2 billion to support this commitment.
2021 Winner – Hotel Doolin
“Strive to do it better, Dare to be different, Care to do it right”. This is the vision of Hotel Doolin located in Doolin, Co. Clare. In 2013, they launched their Green Team Initiative as a way to become a carbon-neutral hotel. Part of this includes planting trees after every wedding held at the hotel, hosting coastal clean-ups, and growing their own fruits & vegetables. As part of their Green Programme, the hotel doesn’t sell any plastic bottles on their premises.