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The Winners of CSR Award Georgia 2018 Revealed

On February 23, 2018, Rooms Tbilisi hotel hosted Corporate Social Responsibility Award Ceremony. Initiated by CSR club and Global Compact Network Georgia, the CSR award competition was held in Georgia for the first time. 16 companies submitted 23 projects, which were evaluated by the independent and impartial jury consisting of national as well as international level professionals. As a result of the evaluations, three winner companies were named in three nominations:

Nomination: The Best Project in the Area of Human Rights

  • Winner: APM TERMINALS POTI – Poti Seaport
  • Project: Trainings for truck drivers on road safety issues

APM TERMINALS POTI – Poti Seaport

In 2017, as part of UN Global Security Week, Poti Seaport launched large-scale project with the participation of 2279 truck drivers. The company shows high level of responsibility and is committed to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for employees and contractors, as well as safe living environment for the population of Georgia.

Nomination: The Best Project in the Area of Environmental Protection 
  • Winner: Natakhtari
  • Project: Effective wastewater treatment procedure
Natakhtari CSR

 

Within the framework of the project, the company runs high standard wastewater treatment technology, – a biological waste water treatment plant which processes the wastewater produced throughout the entire industrial cycle.

In addition, in 2016-2017, the company carried our trainings and awareness raising activities on wastewater treatment for the employees, local communities and other interested stakeholders. The company staff has also been involved in the tree planting project around the premises of the Natakhtari facility. The annual wastewater treatment facility utilization costs amount to 400 000 GEL.

Nomination: Successful Partnership for Sustainable Development (project jointly implemented by business and noncommercial partner)

  • Winner: m2
  • Project: Restoration of Mtatsminda Forest

Dato Gorgiladze M2

The project aims to restore the burnt part of Mtatsminda forest and plant 3000 trees. The company will be financing a care costs for plants for 3 years. Jointly with partner non-governmental organizations the company is launching conflagration prevention campaign at public schools. The disaster risks reduction related project is being implemented  at residential complexes of the company.

CSR Award Appraisal Committee consisted of 10 members:

Erika Kvapilova UN Women Country Representative in Georgia

George Welton – Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham)


Tamar Karosanidze – Head of EWMI ACCESS

Yvonne Gogoll -Attaché, Thematic Sector Coordinator, Human Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, EU Delegation in Georgia

Natalia Jaliashvili – Head of Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia

Rusudan Tushuri – Head of the joint projectof UNDP and EU- “Human Rights for All”

Marcel Engel- Executive Director, Global Compact Network Germany

Sopiko Akhobadze – Executive Director of REC Caucasus;


Mariam Zabakhidze – Regional Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, WWF

Eka Lomtatidze – Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law Processor at Free University.