Agency: Pelican Communications
Whilst it's easy for a company to make claims about its CSR achievements, many people are cynical about and think CSR claims are 'just PR' We needed to find a way to demonstrate that Brakes was 'walking the walk as well as 'talking the talk'.
We identified that the wide range of CSR and environmental award schemes offered an untapped opportunity, not to just to fill the trophy cabinet, but to create extensive media coverage. What's more winning an award would provide a much valued independent ensdorsement of Brakes CSR programme.
Our team set about researching all possible award opportunities identifying the categories we should enter and gathering the evidence needed to create award-winning entries.
In total we identified 35 different schemes and entered almost 50 different award categories.
Our efforts led to Brakes being short-listed in over half of the awards we entered. And soon the silverware was pilling up, with major awards in schemes such as The Grocer Gold Awards, the Green Business Awards, the Chef’s Choice Awards, the Green Apple Awards, the LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) awards and the Excellence in Food and Drinks Awards.
What’s more the coverage surrounding the awards was extensive, helping raise the profile of Brakes CSR achievements.