Global Reporting Awards 2012 - Open for Voting! calls on the CR Community to select best CR Reports
Oct 25, 2011 2:01 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London, UK - 25th October, 2011 - Voting begins today for the fifth annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA‘12), the only independent global annual awards for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting.

The jury consists of an online CR community of 36,000 registered site users. From now until Friday, 27th January 2012, registered users of can vote online at

The CRRA is managed by, the CR resources website and provider of the authoritative global online directory of CR Reports. The CRRA identify and acknowledge the best CR reports and reward quality disclosure as a contribution to the raising of global reporting standards. The CRRA’12 solicited reports published over the last year between October 2010 and October 2011. This year, 93 leading international reporting companies from 29 countries have reports entered across nine categories:

• Best Overall Report
• Best First Time Report
• Best SME Report
• Best Integrated Report
• Best Carbon Disclosure
• Creativity in Communications
• Relevance & Materiality
• Openness & Honesty
• Credibility through Assurance

This year each entry has a summary of ‘Key reporting highlights’ to help the voters make their choices.

Voting is open to all 36,000 registered users of This online community represents a global audience of highly informed stakeholders and CR report readers: corporate CR professionals, CR consultants, CR organisations, government authorities, investors, analysts, NGOs, charities, journalists, academics and students. Free sign-up is available online at Signing up not only allows participation in voting, but also access to the entire website, along with several additional benefits.

Voters may select up to 5 choices in each award category. Those voters with a first choice for each award category are then entered in the Voters’ Prize draw and can win cash prizes. A total of £2,500 will be awarded to voters.

The CRRA‘12 winners will be announced in March 2012 at an event and ceremony in London. There will be one overall award winner per category, with a mention for the first and second runners-up.  A comprehensive CRRA’12 report will be freely available from after the awards ceremony in hard copy and as a pdf download. The report from CRRA’11 is available now as a free download at

Last year’s annual awards programme was a great success, with many of the world’s largest companies participating. The 2012 event will repeat this success, with a wide range of companies from well-known multinationals to local SMEs competing across the nine categories.’s Director, Paul Scott said: “CR reporting continues to transform the reporting landscape all around the world, and the CRRA reflects this global diversity. As we enter the fifth year of these global reporting awards, our global online stakeholder jury can compare the reports of some of the largest companies with some of the smallest. This is how best practice is identified - so sign up on the site, participate in the voting, and help decide the direction CR reporting should take!”

For further information, please contact:
Paul Scott,
Corporate Register Ltd, tel. +44 (0)20 7014 33 66,