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Co-op Bank and Camelot vie for award

July 2001

Co-operative Bank and Camelot have been shortlisted for the annual Impact on Society Award to be announced this month.

The award, which recognizes UK-based companies deemed to be at the forefront of ‘managing and accounting for their impact on society’, is in its fourth year. Previous winners have been BT, United Utilities and Whitbread.

Camelot, which operates the UK national lottery, was commended in the same category last year.

The winner of the award will be announced at Business in the Community’s Awards for Excellence ceremony in London on 11 July.

Almost 50 companies have been shortlisted for the 11 other categories, including two banks – Halifax and JP Morgan – in the Diversity Award section, which recognizes companies that have integrated equal opportunity policies into their activities.

WHSmith has been shortlisted for the Investing in Young People Award for its ‘Ready steady read’ programme. The initiative provides books to 450 schools in poor areas and is in its fifth year.

Brazilian media company Organizaoes Globo has been shortlisted for the Global Leadership Award for its work to raise awareness of social issues such as Aids prevention and child care.

Other shortlisted companies include Capital One and West Bromwich Building Society for the Community Investment Award, and ScottishPower for the Innovation Award. Tesco is shortlisted for both these awards.

Business in the Community will hold its annual cause-related marketing conference in London on 1 November.

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