SA businesses urged to nominate for corporate responsibility award
South Australian businesses are encouraged to nominate for the Premier's Volunteer Award for Corporate Social Responsibility.
Volunteers Minister Zoe Bettison said the award recognises South Australian businesses that are making a difference in our community.
"Whether it's providing financial assistance for volunteers, building partnerships with communities or supporting employees to volunteer, there are a number of ways businesses can be socially responsible," Ms Bettison said.
"The South Australian business community continually steps up to support good causes and it's appropriate this contribution is recognised."
Last year's award winner was Capgemini, an Adelaide business encouraging staff to get involved in their local community.
In 2013, 29 Capgemini staff spent three days volunteering with South Australian environmental organisation, Trees For Life.
"Capgemini supported staff to participate in this important volunteer work, helping to remove weeds and protect valuable land biodiversity. It was such a success that two more days of corporate volunteering were held later in the year," she said.
"It's heartening to see businesses supporting staff to volunteer their time to community projects that build strong and thriving communities.
"I strongly encourage people to nominate a business for the award to recognise the invaluable contribution of South Australian businesses to making a difference in our community."
The Corporate Social Responsibility award is one of three state volunteer awards now open for nomination along with the outstanding individual volunteer and community project award.
All nominations can be made online at the Office for Volunteers website www.ofv.sa.gov.au/volunteer-recognition/south-australian-volunteer-awards until Friday 1 May 2015.
Winners will be announced at the South Australian Volunteers Day event on Monday 8 June, at the Festival Theatre.
For more information, including application guidelines, visit the Office for Volunteers website at the link above or call 1300 014 712.