On 22nd February the BCause Foundation Awarding Ceremony took place in Sofia, Bulgaria for an eighth consecutive year. CluneTech was delighted to be among the 24 awarded companies, winning a bronze medal for its CSR Program “CluneTech Cares”. At the event, Elena Novakova and Antonia Petrova, two of the company’s volunteers received a certificate which recognizes CluneTech’s commitment towards creating a positive company culture through volunteering.
The Annual Workplace Giving Quality Mark “Responsible Company – Responsible Employees”, which was presented at the ceremony, is established by the BCause Foundation, the Bulgarian Association for People Management (BAPM), the Bulgarian Public Relations Association (BDVO) and the Bulgarian Association of CSR Specialists (BAKSOS).
The award recognizes the companies that create, run, and encourage their own workplace volunteering and donation programs by actively involving their employees in special initiatives and sharing their expertise and knowledge with young people and organizations within their local communities.
The award has four levels of distinction: a badge of honor, bronze, silver, and gold medal. The participating companies are scored based on the ratio between the total number of employees and the number of people who were actively engaged in the company CSR programs; the workplace volunteering opportunities the company provides, and the mechanisms used to promote those programs. The companies who applied filled in a short questionnaire and participated in a video interview with the judges.
Following the awarding ceremony, Elitsa Barakova, Executive Director of the BCause Foundation commented:
“We can clearly see the excitement of all the winners. It cannot be otherwise as we know that all those companies have put a tremendous amount of time and effort into doing good for thousands of people in need. We are delighted that our badge is becoming more and more popular these days which was supported by the fact that 8 brand new companies have received it for the first time at this year’s ceremony.”
CluneTech’s CSR program sees us giving back to each of the communities in which we operate. Globally, we have a team of CSR Champions that drive the CSR activity in their own regions. CluneTech Cares revolves around employee involvement and participation and we encourage all of our employees to bring forward any suggestions that they may have. In fact, we’ve seen first-hand how an overall strategy driven by our people for people creates a support-oriented culture which is now considered to be essential to our employees.