Best Achievement in Social Responsibility

Sponsor: Butterworth

Butterworth was founded in 1974 by Doris Butterworth, our Owner and Managing Director and provides analytical chemistry services, primarily, to the global pharmaceutical industry from our site in Teddington. We employ state of the art technologies and highly qualified scientists to support the research and development of new therapeutics as well as ensure the quality and safety of medicines and medical devices manufactured and sold around the world. We are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives and are extremely proud to have contributed to the hub of scientific excellence within the borough for over 40 years. It was an honour to have been Jointly Commended at last year’s Richmond Business Awards in the Best Exporter category and as a successful SME we recognise the importance of supporting local business. With this in mind we are proud to be sponsoring the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in 2015 as we consider this to be of significant importance to the operations of any modern business.


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Entry Guidelines:

Companies of all sizes should enter. Please take a look at the background below and think about what positive impact your business has on the community of Richmond upon Thames, the environment, your employees and their families and so on…It could be your business supports the local youth and their families via sponsorship of youth clubs or football teams or you create opportunities for your staff to volunteer for local charities or environmental groups. We would like to know how your business gives back to the community.

To enter you need to be a business or organisation in Richmond upon Thames or do significant work in the borough. When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Any additional questions about entering any of the categories please contact

Please feel free to email Anne Newton if you have any questions about entering this category.

Entry Form for Category: Best Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility

Your Name

Your Job Title

Your Email

Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

Name of business or organisation

Please indicate your business sector, type of activity, approximate turnover & no. of employees

1. Is your business or organisation either based or trade significantly within The Borough of Richmond upon Thames - 20 words

2. Does your business or organisation integrate business values and operations to meet the expectations of stakeholders, including customers, employees, regulators, investors, suppliers, the community and the environment? 500 words

3. Do you maintain open dialogue with your stakeholders? 200 words

4. Do you improve environmental performance through implementation of any sustainable development and environmental policies? 200 words

5. Do you encourage dialogue with local communities for mutual benefit? 200 words

6. Do you encourage employees to help local community organisations and activities? 500 words

7. Do you deploy an equal opportunities policy for all present and potential future employees and do you maintain, a clean, healthy and safe working environment? 200 words

8. Show how you safeguard against unfair business practices and or how you encourage suppliers and contractors to adopt responsible business policies and practices. 200 words

9. Who will collect the award in November at the awards ceremony should you win?

Please upload your company logo and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 2Mb)