Community Engagement Programme of the Year
This award celebrates excellence in initiatives and campaigns that extend beyond the workplace, making a positive impact on the broader community. It specifically recognises efforts dedicated to building thriving communities through outreach and impactful social programs.
For the community, it signifies the retailer’s commitment to social responsibility and making a positive impact beyond business operations. For retailer staff, this award is a testament to their collective efforts and contributions toward building a better society. It adds a meaningful layer to their work, highlighting that they are part of an organisation that cares about making a positive difference beyond commercial success. It enhances employee morale, engagement, and pride in being associated with a company that actively contributes to the well-being of the broader community.
Examples could include:
- Local outreach initiatives: Implementing programs that directly benefit the local community, such as partnerships with schools, charities, or community centres.
- Sustainability projects: Engaging in environmental initiatives, like reducing carbon footprint, promoting recycling, or supporting conservation efforts.
- Social impact causes: Launching campaigns that support social issues, such as poverty, education for underprivileged communities, or healthcare access.
- Employee volunteerism: Supporting staff in participating in volunteer activities or community service projects during work hours.
- Community events/partnerships: Organising or sponsoring events that bring the community together, supporting local businesses and enhancing community cohesion.