Marisa Cardamone, Managing Director of Cardamone Gourmet Supermarket, 143 Station Street Fairfield is the 2012 winner of the Corporate Citizen Award.
As a business, Cardamone’s has generously provided for families in crisis even without knowing the families personally. They have offered free delivery of fresh food to pensioners and have organised charity events – one of which led to a school in Uganda being built. Cardamone’s is also very accessible and welcoming to people with Disabilities.
Nominations for 2012 have closed
1. To promote the benefits of social procurement by recognising local businesses that incorporate social procurement principles and practices as part of their business practices.
2. To promote the benefits of productive diversity by recognising local businesses that have developed and implemented equity and diversity programs (ie. Hiring Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, people with Disabilities, etc).
3. To promote corporate social responsibility by recognising businesses that have incorporated best-practices approaches as part of their organisational culture (ie, environmental consideration, etc).
The Corporate Citizen Award will reward one Commercial Organisation within the City of Darebin for contributing to the wealth, wellbeing and integrity of the City of Darebin.
Awards Ceremony: 25th March 2012
Nominations open November 2011 and close 30 January 2012
Asessments will take place between 1 - 28 February 2012
The business organization (profit-making) must be within the City of Darebin.
Criteria 1 – Depth of contribution; the vision/reasoning behind the initiatives existence.
Criteria 2 – Impact of contribution; the quantitative/qualitative results of the nominated initiative(s).
Criteria 3 – Broadness of impact; how many people/groups have benefited or are benefiting
Criteria 4 – Leadership/Initiative; the qualities that the nominees exhibit in implementing their initiative(s).
Criteria 5 – Role model potential for other businesses
$5000 cash award to be used towards promoting, increasing and/or improving their corporate responsibility portfolio (Conditions will be stipulated by Darebin Council Awards Selection Committee)
Promotion in the local Press and other Darebin media
Award Certificate for display.
How to Apply:
Download and complete the nomination form below.
The selection criteria can either be submitted on the provided form in writing or in another medium such as on a video. Hard copy application forms are also available at all Darebin Council Customer Service offices.
You may also attach materials to support your nomination ( e.g: media articles, photos, videos, publications etc..) Nominations must be delivered to a Darebin City Council’s Customer Service Offices or post to:
Shanaka Perera- Corporate Citizen Award
Darebin City Council, 274 Gower Street, Preston 3072
Nominations must be received by the closing date – 30 January 2012