The 2022 Responsible Business and CSR Awards will be given out for superior performances in the past 12 months.
Nominees will select Award Categories found on the Nomination page.

The Zambia Responsible Business and CSR Awards recognise the active involvement of organisations and their teams directly in communities through charitable, voluntary or community projects in respective localities, or through partnerships with local charitable, voluntary or community organisations that have had a quantifiable positive effect on the local community over the last year/s. The CSR Award may be for a one-off initiative run by an organisation, or as part of a long-standing, structured CSR program. The organisation should have a proven record of accomplishment in CSR activity.

Award winners are mobilized from the diverse sectors of the economy where they have created positive impact towards Zambia’s sustainable development vis a vis contributing towards the country’s vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

Companies from all over the country are encouraged to nominate themselves and enter their favorite projects or programmes implemented in the last one year through an online nomination form circulated. There is no limit to the number of entries per company. Local organizations, including NGOs, media houses, advertising agencies, management consultants and suppliers of products and services will also be invited to nominate companies in the Award categories for specific projects, programmes and services that showcase their CSR commitment.

All nominees for the 2022 CSR Awards will be carefully screened by the CSR Network Zambia Adjudication Team. Follow up interviews may be conducted to gather all the necessary information.

REQUIRED FOR EVERY NOMINATION

  1. A 1-2 page write-up or summary of the project/individual nominated, highlighting key achievements and related metrics, where possible.
  2. Pictures as evidence of intervention
  3. Short video of intervention/campaign/individual

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARDS

The aim of the awards is to identify and recognize the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing CSR in the way they do business.

The Zambia Annual CSR Awards seek to:

  • Recognize the companies that have positively impacted both business and society by taking a strategic approach to CSR through collaborative programs.
  • Recognize the companies that are leading transformation by integrating sustainability in their core business model.
  • Recognize companies for implementing measures for conservation and sustainable management of the biodiversity and ecosystem in the value chain.
  • Identifying innovative approaches and employing application and technologies that will help to build a robust CSR landscape to further the cause of inclusive and sustainable development.

The Awards are in four (4) broad sectors:

  • Human development
  • Economic development
  • Social welfare
  • Environment and Sustainable Development

Additionally, a Chairperson’s Award for Innovation and a Young Champion Award, which seeks to recognize extra-ordinary contribution in the area of CSR, have also been included this year.

 

4TH EDITION – AWARDS CATEGORIES

The 2022 Responsible Business and CSR Excellence Awards will be held on the last evening of the Zambia ESG Forum. The Awards categories are:
NO.CATEGORYAWARDSCRITERIA
1CSR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION:• Early Childhood Learning
• School Support Programme
• Adult Literacy Programme
• Infrastructure
Open to education programmes and activities that are developed with the aim of expanding learning, enhancing access to information and providing unique academic experiences to all age groups, including adults. These education programmes, with a ‘learning’ theme, should engage any education/training establishments showing creativity and innovation and can focus on any area of learning with the end-game of delivering increased opportunities for individuals.
2BEST ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD • Organization
• Individual
Open to innovative projects, interventions or ongoing activities that have successfully changed the identified eco behaviours of its target audience(s). Open to any organisations that have successfully demonstrated that they delivered the desired behavioural change in their target group.
3BEST COMMUNITY SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD: • Women Empowerment
• Youth Development
• Inclusive Development of PwDs
• Skill Development and livelihoods
• Housing and Infrastructure
• Food Security and Agriculture
Open to businesses and organisations that strive to make a positive impact on society - socially, ethically or environmentally. It celebrates the industry’s willingness to engage with today’s big issues, like sustainability, diversity and wellbeing.
4BEST CSR ADVOCACY BY MEDIA• Media House
• Media Practitioner
The media plays an influential role on companies, and the public. This category recognises efforts by the media fraternity by examining the way the media perceive, prioritize and cover issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development (SD) in order to inspire all stakeholders to work more cohesively together to contribute to Zambia's socio-economic development.
5CSR EXCELLENCE AWARD IN HEALTH, SAFE DRINKING WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE• Individual
• Organisation
Safe WASH is not only a prerequisite to health, but contributes to livelihoods, school attendance and dignity and helps to create resilient communities living in healthy environments. The sub-categories are Inclusion in WASH; Ending Open Defecation; Monitoring WASH Commitments as well as projects/initiatives to provide WASH facilities in communities.
6PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR• Corporate-Community Partnership
• Corporate-Nonprofit Partnership
• Corporate-Corporate Partnership
Multiple winning awards under one umbrella of ‘Partnerships’ split into sub-categories. The awards will be presented to different organisations demonstrating varying qualities and commitment within their partnership schemes.
7YOUNG IMPACT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR• Male
• female
Young person who has shown outstanding leadership in campaigning for a good cause around a social or environmental issue or have shed light on a local or global issue, and are between 9-21 years old.
8BEST CSR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAROpen to any agency, consultancy or organisation that has developed an internal or external campaign to push environmental or social issues into the spotlight, or those which have developed and implemented effective purpose marketing which has created real change.
9BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR GOOD (TECH4GOOD)Open to all technology products (software or hardware) that have generated a positive impact for the environment or in the community and helped to improve quality of life for people or the planet either on a local, national or international level. This positive impact could have been created either directly or indirectly.
10CSR LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR• Male
• Female
Open to individuals who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting responsible and ethical practices. This is for CEO level or those leading a programme within the organization.
11CHAIRPERSON’S AWARD – INNOVATION OF THE YEAR.(Winner to be selected from entries in the above categories)Looks to highlight products, services, activities or initiatives across the country that are tackling, or have demonstrated potential to tackle a key environmental or social issue. They should also be replicable and scalable.