BOSTON, MA (June 11, 2008) – Nominations are now open for the 14th Socially Responsible Business Awards (SRBA). This award celebrates the highest social ideals successfully applied to business.
The winners of the 2008 SRBA will be honored during a free breakfast at the Boston Convention Center on Friday, October 10, 2008. The event will also feature an interview-style discussion with internationally known social entrepreneur and Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson.
All nominations submissions must be delivered to the SRBA office no later than the August 31, 2008 deadline. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the SRBA web site: www.sociallyresponsibleawards.org.
The 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.
Past winners have included companies of all sizes and product categories, including NOW Foods, Dr. Bronner’s, Dagoba Chocolates, Guyaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, Earth Friendly Products, EcoTeas, Seventh Generation, Tom’s of Maine, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Guayaki, Maggie's Organics, and Nancy's Yogurt/Springfield Creamery, to name a few.
Special recognition awards have been given to Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Special Advisor to the Managing Director of the World Bank, and vegetarian activist and author Howard Lyman, President and founder of Voice for a Viable Future and former cattle rancher who was Oprah Winfrey’s co-defendant in the Texas Cattlemen trial .
Sponsorship opportunities for 2008 are also available.
About the Socially Responsible Business Awards:
Golden Temple Bakery, manufacturer of Peace Cereals, and the Yogi Tea Company sponsor SRBA annually and serve as main sponsors of the event. Past cosponsors have included: AH!LASKA, Albert's Organics, Alvarado Street Bakery, Aubrey Organics, Barbara's Bakery, Boca Burger, Co-op America, Discovery-Planet Green, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Guayaki, Health Business Partners, Horizon Organic Dairy, Innercontinental.Org, InnoVision Health Media, Lightlife Foods, Mexi-Snax, Nancy’s Cultured Dairy and Soy, New Hope Natural Media, Natural Products Association, North Castle Partners, NOW Foods, Once Again Nut Butter, Organic Valley/CROPP, Seventh Generation, Smucker Quality Beverages, Social Venture Network, Steaz, Stonyfield Farm, Tom's of Maine, Traditional Medicinals, Tree of Life, Tweezerman, United Natural Foods, White Wave, Wild Oats Markets, and many more leading companies and organizations.
The SRBA is managed by a volunteer staff of Gurudhan Singh Khalsa (Golden Temple), Jill Ettinger, Frank Lampe (InnoVision Health Media) and Suzanne Shelton (Shelton Group PR).
Visit www.sociallyresponsibleawards.org for more information.