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A great day for 23 Public Service Providers in Europe

Date

15 Nov 2012

Sections

Social Europe & Jobs
Innovation & Enterprise

That is what Hans-Joachim Reck, President of CEEP, declared during the awarding ceremony of the CEEP-CSR label for the year 2012-2013. The awarding ceremony took place in the European Parliament, under the patronage of MEP Marc Tarabella. “These awarded enterprises proved their commitment to very high CSR standards and demonstrated that they do more than providing public services: they take great care of the social and environmental impact of their activities”, added Mr Reck.

To further support the development of CSR by public service providers throughout Europe, CEEP started in 2008 the CEEP-CSR Label, the only European CSR Label for Public Services.

Since then, this label has become recognised as a competitive advantage in tendering processes and as a tool to raise the corporate image of the awarded before public authorities as well as citizens.

“The awarding ceremony is an excellent occasion to celebrate the best of the enterprises having gone through a very strict evaluation process, based on a self-assessment, an evaluation by external experts and the selection by a highly qualified jury. This process is the proof that the voluntary approach to CSR, including when it comes to social and environmental criteria in public procurement, is the best way to achieve concrete results”, declared Valeria Ronzitti, General Secretary of CEEP.

This year, 4 enterprises received a “special award” for their high results scored in the evaluation by external experts as well as for the innovativeness of their practices, as evaluated by the jury:

  • GEBALIS, EEM (PT)
  • Groupe CILIOPÉE (FR)
  • HEAG Südhessiche Energie AG – HSE (DE)
  • HERA SpA (IT)

Moreover, 19 enterprises received the Label:

  • ACEA Spa (IT)
  • Adminstração do Porto de Sines, SA (PT)
  • AIMAG Spa (IT)
  • Ambiente Servizi SpA (IT)
  • Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe (DE)
  • Berliner Wasserbetriebe (DE)
  • Bremer Straβenbahn AG (DE)
  • Entreprises publiques locales d’aménagement de l’agglomération dijonnaise - EPLAAD
  • (FR)
  • Entsorgung Dortmund GmbH – EDG (DE)
  • ISS s.a. (BE)
  • Marche multiservizi SpA (IT)
  • Nantes métropole Gestion Equipements – NGE (FR)
  • Séquano aménagement (FR)
  • Société Immobilière du Département de La Réunion - SIDR (FR)
  • Société Immobilière de Nouvelle-Calédonie – SIC (FR)
  • Société Anonyme de Construction de la Ville de Lyon – SACVL (FR)
  • Société d’économie mixte d’aménagement de l’est de Paris – SEMAEST (FR)
  • Société d'équipement du Rhône et de Lyon – SERL (FR)
  • Stockholm Vatten AB (SE)

More information available on www.ceepcsrlabel.eu

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For further information, please contact:

Priya Klinkenberg- tel. +32 (0) 2 219 27 98

CEEP gathers enterprises and organisations from across Europe, both public and private, at national, regional and local level, which are public employers or providers of services of general interest. CEEP members contribute to more than 26% of EU GDP and employ 30% of the EU workforce; CEEP is one of the three general corss-industry European Social Partners.

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