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PR News Announces Winners Of Corporate Social Responsibility Sponsors Awards

Submitted by: PR News

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Jan 20, 2003 – 11:00 PM EST


Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - Potomac, MD - PR News has named the winners of the annual CSR Awards, honoring the companies who've taken corporate social responsibility to a higher level with innovative and thoughtful campaigns and ongoing programs.

The awards, presented by the leading industry newsletter PR NEWS, are one of the only programs that recognize this increasingly important area of public relations. Winners of the 2002 program were honored in four categories: Community Affairs, CSR Report, Diversity Communications and Environmental Communications.

"In a year in which corporate malfeasance was more likely to be in the news than corporate volunteerism, our winners accomplished powerful change for the better within their communities," notes Peggy Stuntz, editor of PR NEWS and one of the CSR judges.

PR NEWS has renamed the awards program this year the Social Responsibility Awards (SRA) to reflect the eligibility of nonprofit organizations and associations.

The winners of the 2002 awards for corporate social responsibility are:

* Community Affairs
Winners: Hill & Knowlton for Hewlett Packard for "Give Thanks America"
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts for its Adopt-a-Shelter program

Honorable Mention (Community Affairs)
Cone Inc. for Chevrolet for "Reaching Out to Communities & Kids"
Mirant Corp. for Adopt a Barangay program in the Philippines
Invesco for "Knowledge is the Edge"
Verizon for Verizon Reads

* CSR Report
Winner: Comcast
Honorable Mention: Ketchum for Dow

* Diversity Communications
Winner: Scholastic National Service for its Lincoln University partnership
Honorable Mention: Public Service Enterprise Group for its diversity intranet

* Environmental Communications
Winner: Singer Associates for Norcal Waste Systems' "Turning Garbage into Gold"
Honorable Mention: Hass MS&L for General Motors' Technology Tour

PR NEWS' Social Responsibility Awards are presented by Potomac, Md.-based PBI Media LLC, also publisher of newsletters and magazines including Media Industry Newsletter, min's b2b, Satellite News, Cablefax Daily, Air Safety Week, Wireless Data News, Via Satellite magazine, Communications Technology and Film & Video. The PR NEWS family of products includes PR NEWS, the Platinum PR Awards, The 100 Best Case Studies Book, prandmarketing.com, The Latest from PR NEWS, and the Social Responsibility Awards.

Profiles of the winners will appear in PR NEWS over the next few months. An overview article appeared in the Jan. 13 issue of PR NEWS. For more information on the awards program, go to www.prandmarketing.com or contact Diane Schwartz at dschwartz@pbimedia.com.

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