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This year there will be four awards: the Global Volunteer Program Award; the Inspiring Practice Award; the German Volunteer Program Award, and new this year: the Corporate Disaster Volunteer Award.
Criteria for award selection include global scope, collaboration, impact and continuous improvement.
The Global Corporate Volunteering Awards, created by IAVE in 2012, are the only formal global awards to formally celebrate excellence in corporate volunteering.
Two corporate awards are presented biennially at IAVE’s World Volunteer Conference.
The Global Volunteer Program Award recognizes a global company that shows an exemplary overall approach to global corporate volunteering – with a well-thought-out strategy that fits well with their values, priorities and culture; an understanding and appreciation of global issues and local realities; and, activities that address serious problems in a serious way.
In 2014, this award was given to IBM.
In 2016, this award was given to Bank of America.
The Inspiring Practice Award recognizes a global company that has created a high impact volunteer initiative designed to meet a specific community or societal need. This award is about tangible outcomes that resulted from a specific volunteer-based strategy to meet a particular need.
In 2012, this award was given to GlaxoSmithKline for its PULSE program.
In 2014, this award was given to BD.
A new award was established in 2016 for a company from the host country of the World Volunteer Conference with an exceptional corporate volunteering program.
In 2016, Grupo Modelo was the winner of the award for the Best Corporate Volunteering Program in Mexico.
In 2016, Google received the Honorable Mention certificate.
Interested in more information on the work being done by these award-winning companies?
The corporate awards are part of IAVE’s overall advocacy for corporate volunteering. They:
Nominations are evaluated by judges from around the world who bring informed and diverse perspectives on corporate volunteering.
IAVE deeply appreciates the support of True Impact in creating and managing the online applications and judging processes.