Today, [on 11 December 2018], 16 enterprises providing public services and services of general interests have been awarded the CEEP CSR Label 2018-2019. The awarding ceremony was hosted by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR, member of CEEP Sweden) in Stockholm, and jointly organised by CEEP and CEEP Sweden. A compendium of practices from enterprises awarded was also circulated.
“Throughout Europe, providers and employers of public services are particularly conscious of the impact their operations have on the society and the environment. Awarding CEEP CSR Labels is for us an important demonstration that public services’ providers are now doing more than fulfilling their services” said Filippo Brandolini, CEEP Vice-President.
Sophie Thörne, President of CEEP Sweden, also emphasised the importance of CSR for public services’ enterprises and organisations in Sweden. “The CEEP CSR Label is a very important benchmarking exercise and is really inspiring for CEEP Sweden and our members. It gives credit to the hard work they are doing and gives them recognition for their activities.”
Corporate social responsibility has become a key element for the management of public services. CEEP created the CEEP-CSR Label in 2008, as an answer to the need of members and enterprises providing public services to be recognised for their activities in the field of CSR, whilst no label dedicated to public services’ providers existed at European level.
With the increased importance of the role played by labels in Public Procurement following the 2014 Directive which is now being implemented in Member States, the CEEP CSR Label has gained in visibility and recognition, bringing a clear added value to the awarded enterprises.
The enterprises and organisations awarded in 2018 are:
Enterprises awarded with merit:
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Germany – Germany
SAEMES – France
Uppsalahem AB – Sweden
Ambiente Servizi S.p.A. – Italy
APS – Administração dos Portos de Sines e do Algarve, S.A. – Portugal
BS|ENERGY – Germany
CILIOPÉE – France
Empresa Municipal Mixta d’Aigües de Tarragona (EMATSA) – Spain
EMEL – Empresa Municipal de Mobilidade e Estacionamento de Lisboa – Portugal
GEBALIS – Gestão do Arrendamento da Habitação Municipal de Lisboa, E.M., S.A. – Portugal
Groupe SERL – France
Gruppo HERA – Italy
Junta de Freguesia de Olivais – Portugal
SEM Plaine Commune Développement – France
SEMEAST – France
SIC – Real estate company of New Caledonia – France