Although the 2016/17 Peer Awards fo Excellence are still open for entry until the end of 2016, this selection of early entries have already been nominated and are being judged by peer review right now.

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Corporate Responsibility Award: Giving to the Community category

DBS Law provides legal services to clients in the Midlands and Greater London with a nationwide client base. It is is a multi-disciplinary practice, offering services to both businesses and private individuals.

Its community interest company DBS Heart entry is about championing business and non-profit networking and addressing key challenges of community-corporate relationships in an increasingly networked world.

DCU Dublin City University

Customer Engagement Award: Technology category

Dublin City University is a university situated on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland.

The personalisation of background music can result in significantly higher levels of advertisement recall, attitudes towards the advertisement and emotional effects, and also purchase intention through consumer engagement with the advertisements.

DP World

Corporate Responsibility Award: Educating Young People category

DP World operates marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents.

It has developed a Global Education Programme for employees to deliver in local schools as part of their volunteering leave. Working with a specialist agency and consulting with teachers, the content covers a wide range of topics to engage young people in trade and logistics, a little-known and often overlooked part of the global economy.

Élan Hair Design

Customer Engagement Award: Technology category

Élan Hair Design of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire is a family hairdresser with a commitment to the environment.

The business embarked upon an eco-friendly project which has included cutting most of its carbon emission, diverting most its waste from landfill. cutting its water consumption.

Filli Boya / Betek Boya

Corporate Responsibility Award: Educating Young People category

Filli Boya is a paint produced by Turkish firm Betek Boya

An intervention program for young children who come from impoverished backgrounds yet manage to maintain at least average grades at middle school, to counter gender discrimination and gender stereotypes that prevent young girls, and to inspire and support them to pursue degrees and careers in science and engineering.


Customer Engagement Award: Customer Service category

JogPost is a leaflet distribution company that offer a reliable punctual service to jog and post leaflets.

“Ride-Along” was developed to help build confidence in the UK leaflet distribution industry by providing “Transparency” that is communicated to every customer they engage with.

JTI Turkey

Corporate Responsibility Award: Challenging Stereotypes category

JTI Turkey produces famous tobacco brands in Izmir using oriental tobacco renowned for its aromatic taste.

Their “My Inspiration is My Future” program seeks to improve the situation for women that are under-represented in the labour force and prevented from achieving financial independence because of child marriages and lack of education.

Legal & General

People & Performance Award: Employee Engagement category

Legal & General is a British multinational financial services company. Its products include life insurance, general insurance, pensions and investments.

How the Insurance Customer Service area has begun to create an holistic, engaging culture that means that they look and feel like, and are, one team, rather than having little consistency across different silos.

Resolute Forest Products

Corporate Responsibility Award: Sustainability category

Resolute Forest Products in Canada markets its forest products in some 80 countries and has certified its woodlands to sustainable forest management standards.

Their “Resolute Measures, Reports and Reduces our Carbon Footprint” entry is about their ambitious climate change commitment to balance environmental, social and economic sustainability priorities and be a deeply engaged presence in their communities.

Sabancı Holding

Corporate Responsibility Award: Giving to the Community category

Sabancı Holding is Turkey’s leading industrial and financial conglomerate, active in sectors that include financial services, energy, cement, retail and industrials.

Sabancı Volunteers Programme is a corporate volunteering programme to encourage employees to contribute to the society they live in, in Turkey.