New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Awards which were awarded at NHBSR’s 16th annual conference on May 3. Applicants are judged on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices within their workplace/organization, the ways in which they encourage others to engage in sustainability, and promote the value of CSR within the New Hampshire business community.
The 2017 Cornerstone Award, sponsored this year by Service Credit Union, goes to Cirtronics of Milford. The Cornerstone is presented annually to an individual, organization, or company exemplifying the concepts of corporate responsibility within their organization and the greater business community in the state of New Hampshire.
“We are truly honored to receive the NHBSR Cornerstone award”, says George Mandragouras, CFO of Cirtronics. “Social responsibility and a service mentality are knit into the very fabric of our culture at Cirtronics. As a manufacturing company, we focus on continuous improvement in our methods and processes– and we apply this same focus to our culture, and to the “6 we serve”. We’re proud of the culture we have built, but we don’t take it for granted. We keep at it- we are constantly assessing how we are doing against our values, and asking how can we do better?”
“I’m delighted to hear that Cirtronics has won the 2017 Cornerstone award”, says local business consultant Kate Johnson, who submitted the nomination. “Service is truly central to the culture of Cirtronics. In fact, as part of their core values, Cirtronics has what they call the “6 we serve” — supplier, company, employee owner, customer, community, and environment. And it’s true: Every customer, every employee, and every supplier can feel their dedication to service in every interaction. And this commitment is also felt in the ongoing work of Cirtronics’ environmentally sustainable initiatives, and their quiet support of a wide range of organizations in the local community from soup kitchens, to scout troops. The warmth of the employees, and their enthusiasm for fostering meaningful connections within the company and the community truly set them apart.”
The Partnership for Innovation Award, a new award introduced in 2016, recognizes a collaboration that created synergy and progress on a sustainability initiative where it might not otherwise have been possible. The 2017 Partnership for Innovation Award, sponsored this year by ReVision Energy, goes to CCA for Social Good, for leveraging business knowledge for positive community impact in partnership with Early Learning N.H.
Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA for Social Good, was present to receive the award. She shares, “CCA For Social Good is honored to be selected as this year’s recipient of the
NHBSR Partnership for Innovation Award. The CCA For Social Good work is rooted in CCA Global Partners’ innovative model that benefits communities in New Hampshire and across the United States by supporting independent business’ economic vitality and strengthening the fabric of our community. It truly is a privilege to have our work recognized for its social impact and shared value for business and society.”
The following finalists were recognized: Ray Dube of Coca-Cola Bottling Company NNE of Bedford, ReVision Energy of Exeter and W.S. Badger of Gilsum, who was inducted into the Cornerstone Hall of Fame, which recognizes prior winners who finish as a top- three finalist.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility is a member-based non-profit organization that fosters socially and environmentally responsible business in New Hampshire, realizing that people, principles and profits must be linked. As sustainable business becomes mainstream, NHBSR’s network of CSR-focused business leaders provides the support to encourage the growth of sustainability throughout the state with value-driven results. NHBSR is the business organization driving the social responsibility agenda in New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.nhbsr.org.
Michelle Veasey, Executive Director, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility
Phone: 603-391-8471, Email: Michelle@nhsbr.org