For Companies That Give Back: Annual Responsible Business Awards 2022 Now Open 

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BBLF’s  prominent corporate social responsibility, sustainability and diversity contest will be held for the 20th time

We are happy to announce that the Annual Responsible Business Awards 2022, the first and foremost national competition for companies with a cause, are now open for applications!

The 20th edition of the prominent corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and diversity awards mottoed Lead by Example will champion corporate projects implemented in 2022 that benefitted people, the community and the environment. BBLF’s goal is to encourage best practice and promote corporate programmes with the biggest impact. By entering the contest companies have the opportunity to share their effective and inspiring CSR programmes, receive well-deserved recognition for their efforts and boost their reputation as a top employer.

BBLF’s Annual Responsible Business Awards will champion companies’ commitments in seven categories: Investor in the Community, Investor in Knowledge, Investor in the Environment, Investor in Human Capital and Working Conditions, Cause-Related Marketing, Best Social Policy of a Small or Medium Enterprise and Diversity at Work. 

The newest category, Diversity at Work, was introduced a year ago by the Bulgarian Diversity Charter, and seeks to share best practice in building diverse teams and an inclusive working environment. Being a cofounder of the Charter, BBLF will thus strive to encourage equality and wellbeing in the corporate environment. 

Nine companies entered their diversity and inclusion programmes in the 2021 contest. HPE Global Delivery Centre Bulgaria ranked first, IBM Bulgaria ranked second, and BGAssist got the bronze. Any company that takes practical steps to create a tolerant and fair working environment with equal conditions for all its employees is welcome to enter this year’s competition, regardless of whether it has signed the national Charter.  

Similiarly, the competition is open to all businesses regardless of industry and whether they are members of BBLF. They can enter their own applications, and they can also be nominated by their partners from the NGO sector, communications agencies, recruitment agencies, etc. 

Check out the terms and other details of the online application process on our web page here. Entering the Awards remains free of charge. The deadline for nominations is 15 January 2023.

„The Annual Responsible Business Awards, which BBLF is organising for the 20th time, are a prominent stage for companies with a cause. As challenging as 2022 may been for many of them, businesses have managed to give back to the community investing in programmes to the benefit of their people, the community and the planet. Our goal is to showcase and recognize many good examples of responsibility, sustainability and diversity in the workplace,“ BBLF Chair Levon Hampartsoumian said.  

The applications will be evaluated by an independent and unbiased jury of experts in various fields: business, civil organisations, public sector institutions, academia and the media, and the winners will be announced at a high-profile ceremony in spring 2023.   

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