Congratulations to the winners of PR Daily’s 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards!

Corporate social responsibility can feel like another piece of business jargon—an empty gesture that lacks genuine concern for a cause. But when done right, it can show a real sense of commitment for doing the right thing. A good CSR campaign is not always the easiest thing for a company to do.

That is why PR Daily is proud to spotlight great campaigns in the 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.

While all of this year’ entries impressed our judges, these winning entries really stood out for their creativity, commitment, and execution. Our winners are companies and campaigns that go above and beyond the expected.

We happily share their successes with you as we congratulate and honor their achievements. 

Categories

Best Cause Branding

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • AmWINS Group, Inc.
  • Bounce Energy
  • L'Oreal Canada
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Best Community Affairs

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Ally Financial
  • Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Esurance, Inc.
  • National Football League
  • Philips North America

Best Corporate-Community Partnership

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Ally Financial
  • CellTrust Corporation with Kids Voting Arizona and The Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Montagne Communications for FairPoint Communications
  • Operation Support Our Troops America and Navistar Defense
  • Picerne Military Housing and the Fort Meade Police
  • Spectrum Health
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Honorable Mentions

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Empire Facilities Management Group represented by MartinB, LLC
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Zipcar

Best CSR Leader/Company

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Delta Dental of Colorado
  • Webster Bank

Best CSR on a Shoestring

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
  • Creative Territory
  • Energy Educational Council's Safe Electricity program
  • Gannett Fleming

Best Diversity Communications

WINNER

Best Employee Volunteer Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Best Environmental Stewardship

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Intel Corporation and North of Nine Communications
  • PepsiCo Foods Canada

Best Media Relations

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Intel Corporation and North of Nine Communications
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
  • Yulu Communications

Best Nonprofit/Corporate Partnership

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Ally Financial
  • Esurance, Inc.
  • Pepco
  • Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

Best Philanthropy Communications

WINNER

Best Publication

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Giant Eagle, Inc.
  • Kennecott Utah Copper
  • NW Natural

Best Stakeholder Engagement

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Learning for Life
  • Walmart

Best Sustainability

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • FMC Corporation
  • Kennecott Utah Copper

Grand Prize

Grand Prize: CSR Campaign of the Year

GRAND PRIZE

Honorable Mentions

  • AmWINS Group, Inc.
  • Creative Territory
  • Energy Educational Council's Safe Electricity program
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Underwriters Laboratories Inc.