TRUCONTACT CSR Nigeria, organisers of the Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR) awards, known as The SERAs, has got 47 entries for the 2015 SERAs award to hold in November.
The 47 entries are from ExxonMobil, Nigerian Breweries, Lafarge, Total, Cornerstone Insurance, Etisalat, BATN, Airtel, DHL, Nigerian Stock Exchange, FCMB, Promasidor, First Bank, among others.
The award is described as Nigeria’s top CSR and is designed to integrate principles and framework of the Global compact, global reporting Initiative and ISO 26000. The SERAs is reputed to be the major promoter and force behind galvanizing businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to imbibe the ethos of CSR and sustainability in Nigeria.
The theme of the 2015 awards is: Building Partnership for a sustainable future; business leadership as a catalyst for development. This seeks to highlight the lessons from Nigeria’s inability to completely attain the millennium development goals targets and building on the lessons of the MDG’s to begin a move towards attaining the sustainability development goals (SDG’s), and also promoting the vital roles that cooperation and partnerships will play in efforts to achieve the SDG’s.
The SERAs involves the production of a yearly Nigeria social Enterprise Report that documents the CSR and sustainability interventions of corporate organisations. Meanwhile, the organisers have a released a call for entry for the Tunmise Adekunle Awards for CSR reporting, a category produced in 2009, to promote media excellence in reporting CSR and sustainability in Nigeria. Entries for this category close in September 21.
All is set for the commencement of verification and facility visit to projects and locations entered by the organisation. The award is billed to hold on November 14 at 6p.m at Shell Hall, MUSON Centre.