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The BACS Social Index Results for New Zealand Business 2017

The BACS Social Index Report 2017

The BACS Social Index was launched in 2016 at a breakfast event kindly hosted by Fonterra in Auckland with a good number of interested businesses and community leaders to find out about another BACS initiative. This year we had our event in Wellington and had a great group of people keen to see and hear the results through the good works over the past year.

 

How the BACS Social Index works

 

The first step for a business to be on the BACS Social Index is to have been nominated by a community/charity organisation and processed through a 7- step criteria through the BACS Good Business Egg Awards. The business does not need to be a member of BACS and cannot submit themselves.

After a considerable process the panel of the 16-18 community leaders makes comments and scores on each of the short- listed businesses. Their decisions provide the winners with a Good Business Egg Award and runners up are also acknowledged. BACS then collect this data over two years to provide a consistent result to grow the BACS Social Index. Read more

The BACS Social Index is a simple tool highlighting responsible businesses in New Zealand

The BACS Good Business Egg Awards takes businesses recognised by New Zealand communities for good Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity through a process of evaluation to determine who comes up the best. 

How the BACS Social Index began.

 

The BACS Good Business Egg Awards work as an independent process capturing activity that is acknowledged by communities as being great CSR initiatives, rather than business promotions.

Business activities are categorised into 3 areas: Education and Skills; Health and Wellbeing; and Community Empowerment.

This process identifies what is considered successful by community standards of CSR in New Zealand, providing real, grassroots commentary on the complex nature of CSR, made sometimes more complicated by some businesses, with slick marketing messages and poor reporting.

Having hosted 4 years’ worth of Awards we noticed the same businesses bubbling to the top each year. Using this process has built up a story about how each business’s philosophy and culture supports positive and effective CSR activity that is valued by the communities they partner with. Read more

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BACS Team working hard over the summer to find BACS Good Business Eggs for Easter 2017

Working hard over the summer to find Good Business Eggs for Easter 2017.

BACS Good Business Eggs are beginning their quest to find the fifth annual winners for 2017. And over the summer period the long process of checking and verifying what business has invested in the community over the past year is being completed for the 5th annual awards in April.

Last year Contact Energy, KPMG and Countdown were winners at a superb evening kindly hosted by The Warehouse in Auckland.

As is stands the long roll is now down to a ‘medium list’ of 46 businesses and those that have been considered in this independent process are now under some scrutiny.

Julie Donvin-Irons Director of BACS says “Our next step now is to provide the panelists of community leaders with the information to appraise each business on their community investment, this will provide valuable insights which is good for all concerned.”

Once the panellists consider who is best in each of the three categories, Health, Education and Community Empowerment the BACS Good Business Egg Awards will be presented in Wellington whereby BACS members and the general public can attend to find out who becomes a “Good Egg” and who wins the BACS Living Award.

In alphabetical order:       

Air New Zealand, Annah Stretton, ANZ, ASB, Auckland Airport, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, Bell Gully, BNZ,  Broadspectrum, Bunnings, Chorus, Coca Cola, Contact Energy, Countdown, CQ Hotels Wellington, Datacom, DB Breweries, Deloitte, Fonterra, Fuji Xerox, Genesis Energy, Hubbards, IAG, IBM, Kiwibank, KPMG, Microsoft, New World, Noel Leeming, NZAS, NZ Rugby, NZ Post, Ricoh, Sanford, Sealord,  Skycity, Spark, TSB, Two Degrees, Unitec, Vodafone, Westpac, Westfield, The Warehouse, Z Energy, Zespri.

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On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me 7 pukeko a-paddling

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me…

…Seven Pukeko a-paddling

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This year, as part of our Brewing a Better World sustainability programme, DB Breweries was proud to once again support World Water Day.

DB knows the importance of fresh water, not only is it one of New Zealand’s most valuable natural assets – environmentally, ecologically and recreationally – it is also the most significant ingredient, in terms of volume, in our beers and ciders.

This year DB wanted to focus on our own ‘backyard’ by collaborating with Auckland Council and the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust to clean up the Otara Creek Reserve – deemed to be one of New Zealand’s most polluted waterways.

Nearly 20% of our Auckland based employees collected over 70 rubbish bags of litter, car tyres and even a shopping trolley, with the aim of removing all rubbish from the banks of the Otara Creek Reserve for the proposed tree planting in the sustainable development of the waterways.

Following such a successful clean up in 2016 we hope to see many more than Seven Pukeko-a paddling in our local creek!

Website: www.db.co.nz

 

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DB Breweries offers leadership development scholarships to South Auckland community

DB Breweries is delighted to announce that applications are open for the 2015 DB Leading Light Scholarships.

In partnership with the New Zealand Leadership Institute (NZLI), the ten scholarships will be awarded to members of the South Auckland business community, providing them with an opportunity to participate in first class leadership development.

DB Breweries Corporate Relations Manager, Matt Wilson, says he is thrilled to see the scholarship programme extend into its second year. “The feedback from our 2014 recipients, as well as the wider community, has been extremely positive and we’re excited to offer a further ten scholarships to the NZLI Leadership Mindset Programme this year. Read more

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BACS warmly welcomes DB Breweries as our latest business member

BACS warmly welcomes DB Breweries as our latest business member.

DB has been ‘inspiring good times’ for New Zealanders since 1929. We’re hugely proud to be part and part and parcel of everyday kiwi’s lifestyle and provide employment around the country. Our commitment to our communities is demonstrated also through our grassroots sponsorships as well as major events.  You’ll see our flag flying at the Heineken Tennis Open and Super Rugby games involving The Crusaders and The Hurricanes. But you’re just as likely to see Tui backing fundraisers for prostate cancer or Heineken supporting South Auckland Hospice. Read more