July 18th 2019
In June 2019, Invotra was nominated by Jonathan Lord MP as the Woking Constituency Responsible Business Champion 2019. This month, Invotra received the news it had been officially shortlisted for the National Responsible Business champion 2019 award.
Each year MPs are invited by the All-Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) to identify an outstanding local business which, because of its positive impact in their constituency, deserves to be nominated.
A parliamentary judging panel then considers the companies nominated by MPs against national criteria announced each year by the APCRG, selecting one company as the winner of the APCRG National Responsible Business Champion award.
The criteria assessed by the Parliamentary judging panel in selecting the 2019 National Responsible Business Champion are as follows:
– engaging with stakeholders to support the local community
– investing in healthy workplaces
– offering apprenticeships and training
– promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
– working to reduce their environmental impact
– working with suppliers and SMEs to support responsible business practice
On the 16th July 2019, Invotra’s CEO, Fintan Galvin, attended the awards ceremony for all nominees. The event took place at Portcullis House at the Houses of Commons in London.
Co-chairman of the APCRG, Jonathan Djanogly MP opened up the awards ceremony, followed by an introduction from The Baroness Greengross OBE, who highlighted the huge increase in applications for the award and the increased support from MPs suggesting organisations in their constituencies.
Kelly Tolhurst MP then talked about the importance of responsibility in businesses and the great strides being made by companies committing to, and delivering on, responsibility. She then went on to announce the winner of the award, which consisted of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, followed by two Highly Commended awards.
Invotra was awarded Highly Commended, being recognised as joint 4th out of 224 organisations.
Invotra extends its congratulations to all the organisations that were shortlisted, in particular, Manchester Airport, who were also awarded Highly Commended, as well as Standard Life who came 1st overall.