The Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) organizes every year the Awards for Best Belgian Sustainability Reports. Since many years IBR-IRE has been taken an active role in sustainability reporting and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Originally the Award intended to celebrate the best environmental report. Only large entities took the initiative to communicate on their sustainability impact.
The Award evolved and now also takes into consideration the two other key pillars of sustainability, namely the social and environmental factors. Nowadays, more Awards are given as for now on NGOs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the public sector as well as governmental organisations, schools and federations are also convinced of the added value of sustainability reporting.
The Jury will focus this year on how organizations can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 to replace the Millennium Goals (2000-2015) .
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of universal goals for sustainable development. The 17 goals cover very varied themes, such as climate change, health, employment, innovation, and even the development of transparent institutions and justice for everyone. For the sake of clarity they are divided into 5 groups: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.
The SDGs are the new strategic direction to take for the three pillars of sustainable development, people-planet-profit, as well as for the strengthening of international peace and partnerships.
The winners of the previous editions who received an award for their efforts in sustainability reporting are the following:
ANTWERP WORLD DIAMOND CENTRE, ARCELOR, BEFIMMO, BIAC (Brussels Airport), BNP PARIBAS FORTIS, BOPRO, CAP CONSEIL, C&A, CBR (Heidelberg Cement), DE DUURZAME DRUKKER, DELHAIZE GROUP, DEXIA, ELECTRABEL (Tihange), INDAVER, KBC GROUP, LOKALE POLITIE ZONE SINT-PIETERS-LEEUW, OPNIEUW & CO, PORT OF ANTWERP, PROTOS, PRO NATURA, SIDMAR, SOLVAY, STRUIK FOODS BELGIUM/CHILLFIS, TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, UMICORE, VOLVO CARS, VREDESEILANDEN