ECOPACK Bulgaria won the Corporate Social Responsibility award in the competition organized by Ikonomika magazine. The winner was voted directly by the public on the competition website. The team of Ikonomika magazine had nominated 60 companies which competed for the prestigious award.
The award was presented on November 26, 2013, during the “Mr and Mrs Ikonomika” awards ceremony – the most reputed economics forum in Bulgaria. The competition is organized each year by the Ikonomika magazine to distinguish the companies and individuals who, in the course of the respective year, have made the greatest contribution to the development of the Bulgarian economy. The Corporate Social Responsibility award was introduced for the first time this year.
ECOPACK was nominated for the award on account of its extensive and far-reaching campaigns targeted on the one hand at children – the unique ECOPACK 3-D Ecobus has been touring schools in all ECOPACK partner municipalities since 2011 – and at municipal administrations – providing information packages with useful tips and facts, videos, and posters about separate waste collection. The organization is a main partner in the “Let’s Clean Bulgaria” initiative of bTV and actively supports projects such as “Old Paper for New Books”, “Trade Waste for Books”, “My Green City!”, and many more. The goal of these initiatives is to raise public awareness of separate waste collection and its benefits to society and the environment, to foster lasting positive attitudes to the process, and help form stable habits of separate waste collection.
The award constitutes yet another recognition for ECOPACK’s social responsibility, which is an intrinsic part and mandatory element of good corporate management in modern business.
About the organization
ECOPACK Bulgaria has been a market leader in the field of packaging waste recovery in the past 9 years. Its members include more than 1,200 Bulgarian and multinational companies. Since 2005, ECOPACK has invested BGN 18.2 million in separate collection systems, has built 12 waste separation facilities, and has recycled in excess of 400 thousand tons of packaging waste.