Winners of CR Reporting Awards announced

Winners of CR Reporting Awards announced

Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 4:30pm

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London - 24th March 2011 - The winners of the CR Reporting Awards 2011 (CRRA ‘11) have been announced at an invitation-only awards ceremony on Thursday, 24 March 2011, at the Royal Society in London. Details can be found at

Now in their fourth year, the CR Reporting Awards are the only annual, global awards for Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting. They identify and acknowledge the best CR reports across nine categories.
The CRRA’11 solicited reports published between September 2009 and September 2010. Due to the high level of interest in the Awards, the number of entries in each category was capped. This year, 90 leading reporting companies, from well-known multinationals to local SMEs, entered their reports across nine categories. This year’s winners are:
·         Best report – Hewlett-Packard Company (United States)
·         Best first time report– Virgin Group Ltd (United Kingdom)
·         Best SME report – Pacific Hydro Pty Limited (Australia)
·         Best Integrated report – Natura Cosméticos SA (Brazil)
·         Best Carbon Disclosure – Vodafone Group plc (United Kingdom)
·         Creativity in Communications – Virgin Group Ltd (United Kingdom)
·         Relevance & Materiality – SABMiller plc (United Kingdom)
·         Openness & Honesty – Novo Nordisk A/S (Denmark)
·         Credibility through Assurance – Co-operative Group Limited (United Kingdom)’s Paul Scott said: “We’ve seen CR reporting increase every year, with 2010 showing the strongest performance yet – nearly 5,000 reports worldwide. With so many companies reporting, we need a process to identify the reports which lead where others will follow. The CRRA provides this process, and once again we have a suite of worthy winners”.
As a companion to this year’s awards ceremony is hosting two online debates. Leading CR experts will set out the opposing sides of two hot CR reporting topics, and the public is invited to participate in an ongoing debate. You can view the debates and join in the discussion at
A comprehensive CRRA’11 report is freely available from for registered site users as a pdf download at New users can sign-up for free at 
For further information, please contact:
  • Anna Mason, Communications and Partnerships Manager,, email:

  • Paul Scott, Managing Director,, tel. +44 (0)20 7014 33 66, email:

Notes to editors
CR Reporting Awards 2011 - The Winners and Runners-up
Best report
Winner: Hewlett-Packard Company
1st Runner-up: Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc
2nd Runner-up: Bayer AG
Best first time report
Winner: Virgin Group Ltd
1st Runner-up: McGraw Hill Companies Inc
2nd Runner-up: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co
Best SME report
Winner: Pacific Hydro Pty Limited
1st Runner-up: ArcelorMittal India Ltd
2nd Runner-up: Lipor
Best Integrated report
Winner: Natura Cosméticos SA
1st Runner-up: SolarWorld AG
2nd Runner-up: AXA SA
Best Carbon Disclosure
Winner: Vodafone Group plc
1st Runner-up: General Electric Company
2nd Runner-up: Banco Bradesco SA
Creativity in Communications
Winner: Virgin Group Ltd
1st Runner-up: The Coca-Cola Company
2nd Runner-up: Hewlett-Packard Company
Relevance & Materiality
Winner: SABMiller plc
1st Runner-up: L'Oréal SA
2nd Runner-up: Novo Nordisk A/S
Openness & Honesty
Winner: Novo Nordisk A/S
1st Runner-up: Co-operative Group Limited
2nd Runner-up: Microsoft Corporation
Credibility through Assurance
Winner: Co-operative Group Limited (assured by Two Tomorrows)
1st Runner-up: General Electric Company
2nd Runner-up: Royal Dutch Shell plc
About the CR Reporting Awards 2011
Organised by, the CR Reporting Awards are the world’s only independent global annual awards for corporate responsibility reporting. The awards were launched in August 2007 to identify and acknowledge the best in corporate non-financial reporting. invited all companies with relevant CR/Sustainability reports to participate. There are nine categories, with one winner and two runners-up for each category.
Voting took place online between 28 October 2010 and 28 January 2011. All registered users of were entitled to vote. Each voter could choose up to five reports per Award. Voters’ choices were saved online for them to revisit, amend and refine right up until the deadline. takes extensive measures to ensure the integrity of the voting process. For example, employees of participating companies are not allowed to vote for their own report. This helps to maintain the CRRA’s position as the world’s most independent and authoritative reporting awards programme.

Founded in 1998, is the global CR resources website and hosts the world’s most comprehensive directory of corporate non-financial reporting, profiling 31,000 reports across 161 countries.Around 5,000 CR (Corporate Responsibility) reports are published annually and added to the current 31,000 reports profiled free and online on Used by over 35,000 reporting stakeholders worldwide, the website also provides registers for some of the most significant organisations in the corporate responsibility field, including AccountAbility and the UN Global Compact. Access to is free of charge.