The Alphonse Weicker Foundation and BGL BNP Paribas, in collaboration with the Institut National pour le Développement durable et la Responsabilité sociale des entreprises (INDR) and the Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises (UEL), presented the Sustainable Economic Progress Prize 2021 on Tuesday 26 April at the offices of BGL BNP Paribas.
The Sustainable Economic Progress Prize rewards a company that has demonstrated in an exemplary manner its contribution to sustainable development through a CSR strategy that takes into account its economic, social and environmental impacts. The evaluation criteria focus on the materiality of the CSR themes adopted, the involvement or consultation of stakeholders, the creation of shared value, innovation and sharing.
Through this prize, endowed with 10,000 euros, the Alphonse Weicker Foundation contributes to confirming and reinforcing the CSR strategy of companies; this strategy is also promoted in international standards such as ISO 26000 or the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), and described in the chapter on CSR strategy in the INDR’s ESR Guide. BGL BNP PARIBAS is supporting this initiative by awarding a prize of EUR 2,500, determined by the jury.
Companies that have been awarded the ESR – ENTREPRISE RESPONSABLE label by the INDR are eligible for the Sustainable Economic Progress Prize. These companies have formalised their understanding of CSR as an opportunity to improve their governance, strengthen their social commitment and limit their environmental impact. In this way, they ensure their own sustainability while generating positive and sustainable impacts for society. They have successfully met a consistent set of criteria in the INDR labelling process and have passed an external audit.
After deliberation by the jury, Kik Schneider, President of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation, and Béatrice Belorgey, President of the Executive Committee of BGL BNP Paribas, Country Manager of the BNP Paribas Group in Luxembourg and Member of the Board of Directors of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation, presented the Sustainable Economic Progress Award:
BAMOLUX S.à r.l., winner of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation Prize, endowed with 10,000 euros.
Founded in 1976, BAMOLUX is a Luxembourg company based in Foetz, specialising in dry finishing, interior joinery and painting and finishing.
BAMOLUX has a voluntary and structured CSR approach following the recommendations of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company has thus defined 25 concrete development axes with the aim of making its growth model even more sustainable.
shime S.à r.l, winner of the BGL BNP Paribas Prize, endowed with 2,500 euros.
shime is a Luxembourgish private company founded in 2017. As a CSR consultancy that supports companies in the implementation of a CSR strategy, shime also acts as an actor in the field of waste management, particularly in the collection and recycling of cigarette butts. shime facilitates the implementation of “Zero Mégot” projects for associations, municipalities and companies and is currently the only actor in Luxembourg to offer concrete and comprehensive solutions for the sustainable management of this polluting waste.
The jury was composed of
Representatives of the Alphonse Weicker Foundation :
- Gérard Hoffmann, CEO, Telindus
- Mathilde Jahan, Head of Transformation Programme, BGL BNP Paribas
- Yves Nosbusch, Member of the Executive Committee of BGL BNP Paribas, Chairman of the jury
Representative of BGL BNP Paribas :
- Catherine Wurth, Head of CSR, BGL BNP Paribas
Representatives of UEL and INDR :
- Jean-Paul Olinger, Director of UEL and INDR
- Anne-Marie Loesch, Head of Business Development & CSR, Chamber of Commerce
- Elke Hartmann, Head of Department, Economic Attaché, Chambre des Métiers Luxembourg