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Second fair of social and environmental projects had determined the leaders

October 21, Kyiv Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility Development and PocketBook had awarded the best readers and authors within ReadersChoice Award, the contest for company’s best non-financial report.

General partner of the contestPocketBook.

Centre for CSR Development organizes Readers’ Choice Award for the second time, and aims to draw stakeholders’ attention to non-financial reporting and motivate companies to raise the quality of content and form of their reports.

This year, 482 registered readers participated in voting for the best non-financial report and determined three most interesting reports – Kyivstar, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, System Capital Management.

Three most attentive readers and commentators of non-financial reports were awarded by the general partner of the contest – electronic book PocketBook. The second-time winner of the readers’ contest, teacher of NTU “KPI” Alla Syngaivska had noted: «I have read all reports and can state that the quality of non-financial reports, compared to the last year, had increasingly risen – meaningfully and by appearance. I think that ReadersChoice Award played an important role in this».

«Non-financial reports contest is firstly, the possibility to acquaint the public with the concept of CSR reporting and raise the quality of companies’ non-financial reports. So, the reports that were awarded – are the result of evaluation by the ordinary visitors – companies’ employees, partners, teachers, other representatives of business. We congratulate the winners with such outstanding recognition from the society.  And, in order to raise the level of comments, Centre for CSR Development begins the monthly expert evaluation of companies’ reports», – Maryna Saprykina, Head of Centre for CSR Development.

«As an expert in electronic reading, PocketBook is sure that person actively gains knowledge, develops and helps others to develop. We are sure that comments of the active readers gave companies good feedback and became a guide to improve next reports. For its part, our products will help winners to read more and more comfortably, always and everywhere», – Veronika Yankovska, representative of the company.

Reports of the following companies participated in Readers’ Choice Award 2011: Kyivstar, Ernst & Young Ukraine, BDO, Foxtrot, HCM Group, Vitmark, SCM, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Interpipe, Metinvest, Clever Group, NAI Pickard, ViDi Group and Mriya Invest. Due to the technical problems, report of Astelit hadn’t participated in the contest. All reports are in the open access at the site of the project.

In case of additional questions, contact Olena Gubankova, e-mail: og@csr-ukraine.org , phone (044) 280 11 47, cell 093 468 79 25.

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*About CSR MarketPlace: The first MarketPlace was organized by CSR Europe in March 2005 in Brussels. From 2007 CSR MarketPlaces were conducted at the national levels – in Sweden, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Turkey. In Ukraine, participants will present partnership projects on different CSR issues. Best projects will be determined by the voting of visitors.

About the Centre for CSR Development: Leading CSR expert organization in Ukraine, member of the Board in the UN Global Compact (2010-2011), GRI Organizational stakeholder, national partner of CSR Europe (Brussels) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Geneva). Organization unites 21 companies in Ukraine. Centre provides consultations on development of CSR strategy, programs and communications, organization of projects’ monitoring and evaluation, preparation and verification of non-financial reporting. 

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