Call for Entries

 

The application deadline ended. The Jury of the CSR MarketPlace is going to decide during April, whether the applications meet the requirements of the participation on the exhibition, thus every applicant will be informed about the result of their decision on the first week of May 2011.

Which organizations can participate? How to apply?

Domestic companies and organisations are eligible to participate in the proposal call. KÖVET is looking for the Truly Responsible Enterprises and the best CSR programs, solutions. These are also the two main categories of the proposal.

 

To apply, you have to fill out the application form and submit case studies about the CSR best practices realized at the company or the short description about why your company is truly responsible. The case studies have to cover challenges in CSR and also possible innovative solutions, the difficulties experienced during the implementation of the solution and the achieved advantages.

Application forms have to be sent by email to KÖVET Association.

Participation fees

The application does not have particular participation fee. However, with the application participants undertake that if their best practices are selected for the exhibition by the jury, they will attend the CSR Marketplace as an exhibitor and pay the exhibition fee. 

 

Exhibition fees:

  • Big company: 300 000 Ft + VAT
  • Small company (less then 50 employees): 100 000 Ft + VAT
  • KÖVET Association ensures 50% discount for its members!
  • KÖVET Association ensures 20% discount for AmCham, BCCH and HBLF members as well as TV2 business partners!
  • Combination of discounts is not allowed.

Exhibition fee includes:

  • stand at CSR Marketplace 2011 (2nd June 2011);
  • full participation of 3 people at the event;
  • publication of the case study in the printed catalogue (including page setting and graphic work) and in the online database. Maximum 10 copies of the catalogue/company is available (on demand).

The examples of best practice presented at the Hungarian CSR MarketPlace 2011 are selected by a jury of experts nominated by KÖVET from cases submitted by candidates

Categories

1. CSR Best Practices

2. Truly Responsible Enterprise (TRE)

 

While creating the categories we were driven by dual-purpose. On the one hand, like in 2009, we are committed to draw attention on the importance of deep CSR. 

On the other hand, we wanted to help to specialists working for Hungarian companies by showing real, achievable solutions.

 

According to these two purposes, we have created two main categories: in the first case we are looking for responsible management philosophy, in the other case realized CSR solutions, best practices.

1. CSR best practices

We expect the most appropriate, most innovative and most excellent realised programs and initiatives from any field of the CSR, which can be exemplary for other companies. 

Application areas can be very diverse, such as: environmental protection, equal opportunities, health and safety at the workplace, responsible employment, responsible product development and innovation, responsible marketing and communication, civil-corporate co-operation, corporate volunteering, responsible supply change, stakeholder dialogue, transparency, work life-private life balance, Embedding CSR in Public Companies, etc.

 

The initiatives submitted for CSR Marketplace 2009 can be re-submitted in case if they have been developed since then.

 

Each organisations can apply in both categories and with more case studies (but maximum 4 CSR measures).

 

2. The Truly Responsible Enterprise (TRE) category

Within this category can apply...

... who are conscious with the transportation, do not have their warehouse on the roads and make effort to sell their products in the local market. Those, who make ethical decisions instead of business interests.

... those, for whom the employees’ personalities are important, so they are familiar with them through personal communication, and dismissal is not the primary “economical” decision.

... those, who join the happiness of a colleague who expecting a baby, and do their best for fair employment of parents – and of course  all the others. 

... those who might give up new markets not to get into a monopolistic situation.

... those who, unlike others, increase and not decrease their products’ life. 

... those, who think over the potential effects of a new strategy / product on the unsustainable development and on the poverty.

 

If there are such characteristic features in your company as it is shown in the second column of the following table, please do not hesitate to share it with us and with the interested stakeholders. We are glad if you provide us numbers and formalized programmes, but we do not insist on them, so the form can be story or anecdote as well.

 

We expect real stories, case studies; description of processes that represent the movement from being a traditional company towards the direction of a TRE. We are curious about the people behind the process as well: who read the book containing the model? What do they think about it? What does they do on the field of implementation?

 

   Traditional Enterprise Truly Responsible Enterprise
Transport Transport distances matter only in the light of cost; the aim is cheap supplies and the largest possible market. Transport burden is to be minimized, long distance deliveries only when absolutely justified. Endeavours for local sourcing and marketing.
Fairness Achieving it is not a duty of the company but of the state, churches and public organizations. Efficiency is the main target, via producing cheaper and better quality products.
Although the main purpose is not enhancing fairness, the company cannot increase unfairness with its actions. Fair trade, remuneration and working conditions.
Economism The concept is incomprehensible. Partakers in economy naturally aspire to economy. There is a clear difference between economy and overwrought economism. Economy is an important condition, but not a first aim.
Size The objective is growth – at all costs. Competitiveness and marketability grow along at the same rate. According to the dictates of the economy of size relative costs decrease with growth.  You either tread or are tread upon. An annually increasing income is needed. The objective is the optimal size. Overgrowth is just as dangerous as being dwarfed. We need to find our place in the market and the rate of our continually upkeepable output. Income is needed to be stable in the long run, not necessarily increasing.
Product We produce whatever is marketable. Anything not forbidden by law is allowed. Active increase of market demands for our product is compulsory. We seek products and procedures fitting into a sustainable world. Not everything that’s allowed is right. We satisfy real needs taking on competition, but do not create demands.

Gergely Tóth: The Truly Responsible Enterprise, KÖVET, 2007

What is worth submitting?

Apply, if you want to show your successfully implemented initiatives to your stakeholders (clients, partners, shareholders, employees, authorities, professional organisation) in an innovative manner.

  1. Achievements and success stories about businesses, which are worth to be known and adapted by others.
  2. Innovative initiatives / best practices, that the company is proud of, and are worth to be known by others:
           • initiatives with high added-value for the company’s internal and external stakeholders;
           • solutions for the company’s temporary or long-term challenge; 
           • demonstration of the fact that investments into CSR return.

Who and how will evaluate the applications?

You can find further information about the jury and the selection criteria here.

Awards

The Awarding Ceremony will take place in the gala of the CSR Marketplace 2011 on 2nd of June.

You can find further information about the jury and the selection criteria here.

Timeline of the application

 

How to apply?

To apply, you have to complete the appropriate application form.

Good to know

  • The initiatives submitted for CSR Marketplace 2009 can be re-submitted in case if they have been developed since then. 
  • Each organisations can apply in both categories and with more case studies (but maximum 4 CSR measures). 
  • The best practices selected by the jury will also be presented in a printed catalogue and made available in the online CSR Database.
  • If there is a possibility at your organization, we encourage you to send the application forms both in Hungarian and in English, so that through CSR Europe and its National Partner Network, whole Europe can get to know the Hungarian CSR best practices.

Further Information

Application

 

Truly Responsible Enterprise category

TÓTH Gergely, Secretary General

toth [at] kovet.hu

 

CSR Best Practices category

LONTAYNÉ GULYÁS Mónika, Project Manager

gulyas [at] kovet.hu, +36 1 473 2290

 

CSR MarketPlace 2011 Event

TÓTH-BALTÁSI Péter, Event Manager

toth-baltasi [at] kovet.hu, +36 1 473 2290

 

Press and media

BÍRÓ Imola, Communication Manager

biro [at] kovet.hu, +36 1 473 2290