The 14th Socially Responsible Business Awards (SRBA) breakfast will be held on Thursday October 16, 2008 from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in room 205 A-B of the Boston Convention Center in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East. Additionally, the deadline for nominating companies for this significant award is extended until September 8, 2008, at 5 PM PDT.
Nominating information is available at www.sociallyresponsibleawards.org.
The winners of the 2008 SRBA will be honored during this free breakfast while being treated to an interview-style discussion conducted by SRBA steering committee chairman Gurudhan Singh Khalsa with internationally known social entrepreneur and Clif Bar founder and CEO Gary Erickson and his wife and Co-CEO Kit Crawford.
As the owners of an extremely successful privately-held company, Kit and Gary developed an innovative business model that integrates social and environmental responsibility into every area of the business. The company is guided by five bottom lines: Sustaining our Business, Sustaining our Brands, Sustaining our People, Sustaining our Community and Sustaining the Planet. Clif Bar & Company has not only achieved success in business, with a 10 year compounded annual growth rate of 23 percent, it has also garnered national acclaim for its commitment to the environment, support for important causes such as the fight against breast cancer, and for nurturing its employees.
The Socially Responsible Business Awards are granted to up to five companies that have demonstrated excellence in integrating social responsibility in multiple aspects of their businesses. The contestants are judged in six categories: Community Involvement, Education, Health, Employee Empowerment, Environment, and Sourcing.
The event in sponsored by Golden Temple, Peace Cereals and the Yogi Tea Company. Co-Sponsors of the 2008 awards include NOW Foods, Herbalist & Alchemist, UNFI, Steaz, Christie Communications, New Hope Natural Media, Partnership Capital Growth, The Shelton Group PR, and INNOVision Health Media.
Sponsorship opportunities for 2008 are still available.
Visit www.sociallyresponsibleawards.org for more information.