Submitted by: GBCHealth
Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions
Posted: Jan 30, 2005 – 11:00 PM EST
Jan. 30 /CSRwire/ -
The 2005 Awards will be presented at the GBC's Annual Gala Dinner in Washington DC, USA following a two-day global HIV/AIDS simulation, a congressional meeting, and a business leaders meeting. The date is to be confirmed. Companies are invited to submit their entry forms by March 18, 2005.
In 2004, the GBC Awards for Business Excellence were presented in Berlin, Germany on April 21, 2004 by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and World Bank President James Wolfensohn. The awards recognized the work of Anglo American for Leadership, BHP Billiton for Innovation, Coca-Cola Egypt for Community, Siemens for Workplace, and Viacom International for Education and Awareness. In addition, 14 other company programs were commended for their efforts.
"The creativity and savvy of business expertise applied to HIV/AIDS is reflected in the range and quality of the programs we see in these awards. This year, we have five categories of awards to accommodate this range," said Trevor Neilson, Executive Director of the GBC.
Companies taking action on HIV/AIDS are encouraged to send submissions for recognition in the following categories:
"The workplace still remains the key starting point for companies with operations in hard-hit regions. But businesses can use their management expertise to reach into communities, as well as their products and services to support HIV/AIDS programs," Neilson added.
Business has been slow to engage on HIV/AIDS, and there's still a long way to go, but leading companies are far ahead in their efforts, many of whom are demonstrating successful outcomes. These successes are critical to inform how the business community responds to AIDS and also useful for the public sector.
For more information on the awards and how to apply, please go to www.businessfightsaids.org
About The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) is the pre-eminent organization leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS. The rapidly-expanding alliance of over 170 international companies is dedicated to combating the AIDS epidemic through the business sector's unique skills and expertise. The mission of the GBC is to harness the power of the global business community to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. For more information, please visit the GBC website at www.businessfightsaids.org, the leading global resource of company AIDS programs and hub of information relevant to business concerned about AIDS.
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