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The SERAS Africa Sustainability Awards announces 2024  call for entries

 

Entries to the The SERAS Africa Sustainability Awards have opened from May 6th and shall close on June 30th, 2024.

The SERAS Africa Sustainability Awards which is in its 18th edition is a highly successful awards, considered to be the biggest sustainability and corporate social responsibility recognition on the continent of Africa.

The theme for the 2024 series is “Beyond Sustainability: Enabling Business Transformation Through Full Disclosure”. This edition according to the organisers is aimed at encouraging businesses not to report merely for the sake of it but to utilize reporting to facilitate better decision-making and drive actual change.

Mary Ephraim Egbas, Executive Director at TruCSR Consulting and Chairperson of the SERAS Local Organizing Committee, stated, “A global consensus has emerged regarding four significant shifts in global trends over the past two and a half decades. Initially, the focus was on encouraging organizations to embark on the sustainability journey. The second shift involved urging them to document and report their progress. The third shift revolved around initiatives concerning recycling waste, renewable energy, and climate change. We are now on the brink of a new trend, one that seeks to enhance the depth of the second wave. This is what we shall be focusing on in 2024.”

The SERAS, which has featured participation from over 5367 organizations from 27 African countries, shall feature 25 awards categories, namely: Circular Economy, Poverty Reduction, Education Intervention, Stakeholder Engagement/Disclosure, Gender Equality/Women Empowerment, Climate Action, Environmental Stewardship, Promotion of Good Health/Wellbeing,, Reporting & Transparency, Not-for-Profits of the Year, Social Enterprise of the Year, Water & Sanitation, Rural Population Integration, Partnership of the Year, Food Security, WorkPlace Practice, Financial Inclusion, Innovation, Supply-Chain Management, Infrastructure Development, Sustainability Reporting (Media-Electronic/Print/Online), The overall prize, the Most Responsible Organization in Africa. In the 2023 edition, IHS Nigeria carted home the overall prize, while Bamburi Cement, Kenya, and Nestle Nigeria placed first and second runners-up, respectively.

All participants are to submit their entries on the award website www.theseras.com. The awards ceremony will be held on December 14th, 2024.

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