Arthur Cox won the Excellence in Community Volunteering Award at the 2013 Chambers Ireland CS Special Olympics Volunteering initiative which promotes and supports employees in planning, organising and volunteering at training events for Special Olympics athletes every year.R Awards, which were presented in Dublin last night. The award was presented to the firm for its
The aim of the initiative is to provide structured and focused volunteering opportunities for staff that allows them to comprehensively contribute to the community. While over 60 Arthur Cox staff took part in the scheme providing coaching, transport and other assistance to athletes training for events in sports such as swimming and track and field, the initiative has had firm-wide support with other staff organising fundraising events and collection days.
Commenting on the award, Brian O’Gorman, Managing Partner of Arthur Cox, said: “We are particularly proud to win this award. It is wonderful recognition of the great work done by people in the firm to support Special Olympics over the past few years. Our CSR policy is a key aspect of the way we do business.”
Arthur Cox was also shortlisted in the Excellence in International CSR category for its trainee-led Mwandi Project which aims to raise standards of living to improve health facilities in the rural Mwandi region of Zambia by supporting infrastructure and promoting agricultural development with a community focus.
The Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards were established to recognise the work being carried out by Irish and multinational companies to improve the lives of their employees and to enhance the civic environment in which they operate. This is a unique competition that offers the business community a chance to promote their efforts in CSR and gain recognition for best practice. The awards are presented in a variety of categories covering all areas of CSR.