The organisers of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards, otherwise known as The SERAS CSR Awards Africa has announced a list of 84 organizations that beat the deadline for the submission of entries for the 2017 edition.
The list include GTbank, Fidelity bank, Diageo, Lafarge, Sahara Energy, Shell, Chevron, Tolaram group, 9Mobile, FCMB, FrieslandCampina, Multichoice, Access Bank, NetCare SA, SOSA SA, Airtel, Nigerian Breweries, NCC, Safaricom, iSON group, CocaCola amongst others.
According to media officer of The SERAS, Mr. Michael Ogunbanwo, “we are indeed delighted at the quality of participation thus far. Noteworthy for us is the fact that we have so many first time entrants for this year’s awards. For us, this clearly is an indicator of the wide acceptability of the worksTruContact CSR Nigeria- initiators of the awards, in promoting and standardizing corporate social responsibility and sustainability in Nigeria and Africa. We have continued to receive enquiries from organizations from other parts of Africa, seeking to participate.”
He said the theme for the 2017 awards is, Transformational Sustainability: From Social Responsibility to Social Impact.
“This edition of the awards seeks to uncover the brands that have walked their talks in the real sense and unravel the links between investments/interventions and the actual impacts of these in communities where organisations do business and the general society at large,” he said.