We are thrilled to announce that the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary is the proud winner of the award for excellence for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the COBCOE Awards Dinner 2017.
The explanation during the award ceremony why our Chamber was chosen as the award winner this year was: "This chamber interconnects its CSR focus with all chamber activities, particularly events. Its CSR work is very much people-oriented, with a focus on youth and children, and has given 25% of the money raised at its CEO dinners to charity."
We feel incredibly honoured, we have worked really hard on our CSR strategy; this year, the BCCH teamed up with the Social and Guardianship Bureau (Szociális és Gyámhivatal) to engage in several charitable undertakings through which we would like to help children under the care of three institutions. The implementation of the work at these children’s home member companies could choose of (Bokréta Lakásotthon és Gyermekotthoni Központ, Bolyai Gyermekotthoni Központ and Cseppkő Gyermekotthon) has already started to take shape.
uSchool and the BCCH have entered a strategic partnership, by which the two parties organise entrepreneurial clubs to provide a basis for secondary school students to realise ideas, as well as promoting business thinking. The exciting uSchool programme, the joint Entrepreneur Club, was introduced this year, intending to teach high school students a ‘Startup mentality’, they can harness during their university years and careers.
In the past three years, 25% of our CEO Dinners series' participation fees has been donated annually to the National Ambulance Service Foundation.
We truly hope that we will be able to celebrate this great success with all of you at our upcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at the renowned Budapest Marriott Hotel.
Photos of the awards ceremony can be found by clicking here, with the password london.