The TRIGOS Award, Austria’s recognition for companies with a holistic approach to CSR and social and environmental commitments will take place again this year for the 11th time. Companies are encouraged to apply for one of the three main categories – CSR Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship and Best Partnership, and the deadline to do so is 5 March. The winners will be announced at the TRIGOS Gala on 4 June in Vienna.
“With social, environmental and economic contributions to our economy, companies are seizing the opportunity to take social responsibility and actively contribute to man and the environment,” Alfred Harl, TRIGOS partner and chairman of the UBIT association, said in a press release.
In the last ten years, 1.400 Austrian entrepreneurs have applied for TRIGOS and around 200 have been nationally and regionally awarded. The aim of TRIGOS is to honour the best and most effective CSR activities of Austrian ventures and present models of success to a wider public. Participation in TRIGOS 2014 is open to all companies, members of the Economic Chamber Austria, which is not a necessary condition for Social Entrepreneurship applicants.
In addition to the national TRIGOS Austria, this year’s enterprises will be awarded at a regional level, too. Companies that participate in the regional TRIGOS – in Upper Austria, Tyrol and Carinthia, will automatically be included in TRIGOS Austria. The jury attaches great importance to the fact that applicants should not only take measures but also assume social responsibility as a business philosophy, integrating it strategically into all areas of their activities.
TRIGOS 2014 is supported by UBIT, the Professional Association of Management Consultancy and Information Technology of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
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