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CSR Awards in Africa: 8 finalist companies listed

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EU-AFRICA Chamber of Commerce (CCUEA) with the support of the European Commission and Afreximbank bank, will reward the best projects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) launched in sub-Saharan Africa on the coming 26th November.

An official reception evening will thus be organized to honor the prize-winners of the first edition of the “CSR Awards in Africa“.

Over about forty projects submitted, 8 companies are selected to continue the competition for the last stage. They are: Cocopack, Deutsche DHL, Ecofund, Frigoken, Kakuzi, Newmont Ghana, Woolworths.

We should note that the “CSR Awards in Africa” by CCUEA aims at giving a better visibility to the best CSR projects operated in sub-Saharan Africa, making sensitive and presenting the CSR as a tool of performance and competitiveness, encouraging “Shared Value Approach” regarding CSR as well as the implication of African and European private sector.

Three big categories were defined: the “Award for sustainable economy“, the “Award for Environment” and “Award for social impact“.

There are also two categories of distinction: Award for “promising Project” and “Be Inspired” Award.

The Chief Executive Officer for the EU-AFRICA Chamber of Commerce, Serguei Ouattara, clarified: “This ceremony will also mark the official launching of the edition 2015 of the CSR Prizes in Africa; what is timely to prepare the European Year for Development“.

2015, European Year for Development” (EYD2015) plans in fact to give more visibility to the best practices in cooperation regarding development.

Furthermore, a recent communication made by the European Commission pleads for: “the strengthening of the role of the private sector in the realization of including and sustainable growth in developing countries” and presents in this way, the implication of the private sector as the new dimension in the cooperation for development of the EU.

CCUEA sees in its “CRS Awards in Africa” an added value to its mission which is: to promote a sustainable development of the African private sector, and encourage win-win partnerships between the European private sector and the African private sector.

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