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Apply for the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility HORUS 2015!

Whoever has not yet included social responsibility in their strategy falls behind the modern progress and competitiveness. These days it is increasingly required for legal entities to be aware of the impact they have on their environment and society, and on the other hand, the impacts the environment and society has on them. This interdependence and integrity of the society are main parts of the social responsibility (SR) concept, which is increasingly practiced by successful companies, institutions and other organizations. The concept of social responsibility is also part of significant European documents and guidelines.

WHY?
Global companies have recognized that social responsibility action brings several benefits, such as:

  • greater recognition and reputation by the media, the general public, customers, suppliers and business partners,
  • greater work motivation, loyalty of the employees, less absenteeism and fluctuation,
  • more suggestions for innovation and improvement of business operation,
  • acquisition of new business opportunities, suppliers, more purchases and higher consumer loyalty,
  • more rational use of resources and thus costs reduction
  • more profit at the end of the year.

You are kindly invited to apply for the Slovenian Social Responsibility Award - Horus 2015. The call is aimed at enterprises (micro, small, medium, large, and social enterprises) and institutions, entrepreneurs with Slovenian roots, doing business outside Slovenia, and journalist, as well as other organizations and individuals who practice social responsibility. We are searching for and awarding comprehensive (requisitely holistic) approaches to social responsibility practiced by legal entities and individuals.

The Call was published by IRDO - Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility, PRRS - Slovenian Society for Public Relations and SPIRIT Slovenia, a public agency, in partnership with numerous professional organizations on June 15, 2015. The honorary patron of Slovenian Social Responsibility Award HORUS 2015 is Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR LEGAL ENTITIES APPLYING FOR HORUS?

  • The specialized questionnaire coordinated with the guidelines of ISO26000 and other crucial documents on social responsibility will help you analyze your situation on CSR and prepare a report about it for independent assessors.
  • Additional 2 hours of free consulting about submission of applications and /or enforcement, the creation or renewal of the CSR strategy in your company, institution or other organization.
  • Indirect education of key personnel on CSR, knowledge of best practices of other companies and institutions that can improve your business.
  • More media attention to your organization
  • The possibility of receiving the prize Horus 2015 and /or recognition of Finalist Horus 2015 status, including your free use of the logo Horus 2015 will increase the reputation of your legal person in public, among your employees, consumers and business partners.
  • Free participation in a seminar Horus 2015 (September 8, 2015), where you will learn all the essential information on the application of CSR in your business environment.
  • 20% discount on the entry fee, if you are members of the organizers or of the partners of the project.

Who is invited to apply for HORUS?

  • Companies (traditional, social enterprises) and institutions,
  • Slovenian business organizations / entrepreneurs abroad ,
  • Journalists and
  • Socially responsible individuals and organizations.

We invite you to participate in HORUS project with your examples of good practice! Documents of the Call for each category of applicants and other information about the project, project partners and the call can be found here. Send the application by 25 September, 2015 to the IRDO mailing address in one printed and one electronic copy of the printed version (kindly find more information in the Call).

Awardees of the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility HORUS 2014 are known

(Ljubljana, December 4 2014) IRDO – Institute for the development of social responsibility and PRSS – Slovenian Association for Public Relations, under auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and in partnership cooperation with 20 professional interest organizations, announced on 4 December 2014 in the Crystal Palace in Ljubljana the recipients of the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility HORUS 2014. In the category 'enterprises' the award HORUS 2014 was attained by: among the micro/small enterprises: Saubermacher – Komunala Murska Sobota d.o.o., among the mid-sized enterprises: DOSOR, dom starejših občanov d.o.o., among the big enterprises: Lidl d.o.o. kd., and among the social enterprises: Razvojna zadruga Etri, ekologija, ergonomija in ekonomija, z.o.o., so.p. The award HORUS 2014 in the category institutions was given to Bolnišnica Sežana. The special HORUS award and recognition for the entrepreneur with Slovenian roots working abroad was granted to Gábor Ropos – Hungary. Special HORUS recognition for journalists was awarded to the team Jana Vidic, Nataša Zanuttini and Jerneja Jevševar (Val 202 radio team) and Edita Cetinski Malnar (RTV Slovenija). The general HORUS award was granted to Dr. Darja Piciga. More...

Are you a socially responsible company, institution, individual?
Present your case of good practice and strengthen your image in public!

IRDO (the Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility) and PRSS (the Slovenian Association for Public Relations), under the auspices of the President of the Slovenian Republic, Borut Pahor, publish their call for granting the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility once a year (already from 2009 on).  This is done in co-operation with numerous other interested professional organisations.

With the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility – HORUS 2014 - we wish to award holistic approaches to social responsibility (SR). SR means a lot more than charity; it is honesty beyond that required by legislation, and without abuse.

The HORUS Award is intended for companies and institutes in Slovenia, which are aware of their SR and include SR in their work: in relation to the environment, to their employees and other company stakeholders, business partners and the wider social environment - and in product and service development. It is essential that social responsibility is included in the strategic management of organisations (companies, institutes, associations) and in their business practices.   This is also true in a time of crisis, as SR yields benefits in the long run.

In November 2010 the Standard on social responsibility ISO 26000 was released. It includes seven topics, which were already included in the HORUS Award at the time of its inception in 2009. Both concepts that link them were also covered – the interdependence of subjects, measures, people and their organisations - and the holistic approach to these.

We are glad to see more and more companies in Slovenia responding to our call; this year we hope to also welcome institutes. Filling out the questionnaire will help create your own strategy of social responsibility and business excellence. We are certain there are many companies and institutes matching the HORUS criteria in Slovenia; that is why we are looking forward to presenting your achievements in the development of SR.

For Slovenians abroad we have prepared a special recognition award for an entrepreneur with Slovenian roots but located outside Slovenia.   For more information, click here.

 

News

23rd of September 2015
The tender for the Slovenian Award for Corporate Social Responsibility HORUS 2015 is extended. The tender is open until 30.9.2015.

16th of June 2015
The tender for the Slovenian Award for Corporate Social Responsibility HORUS 2015 is published
. For Horus 2015 may qualify: businesses (micro, small, medium, large, and social enterprises) and institutions. Published are also three calls for special recognition. More

11th of June 2015
We have launched a Business Club Horus that connects so far existing candidates for the prize Horus, enables the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices and also connects Slovenian socially responsible companies. Members of the club believe that now is time to make a shared commitment to Slovenia and to help and strengthen CSR in other companies as well. More

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4th of December 2014
Awardees of the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility HORUS 2014 are known

HORUS 2014 awardees are: organizations: Saubermacher – Komunala Murska Sobota d.o.o., DOSOR, dom starejših občanov d.o.o., Lidl d.o.o. kd., Razvojna zadruga Etri, ekologija, ergonomija in ekonomija, z.o.o., so.p., Bolnišnica Sežana; others - the general recognition: Gábor Ropos (Hungary), dr. Darja Piciga, Jana Vidic, Nataša Zanuttini and Jerneja Jevševar (Val 202 radio team) and Edita Cetinski Malnar (RTV Slovenija). More info here.

21st of November 2014
Finalist for the Slovenian Award for Social Responsibility HORUS 2014 are known. More info here.

5th of November 2014
19 candidates for HORUS 2014 – Slovene award for social responsibility. More info here.

1st of July 2014
The tender for the Slovenian Award for Corporate Social Responsibility HORUS 2014 is published
. For Horus 2014 may qualify: businesses (small, medium, large, and for the first time also social enterprises) and institutions. Published are also three calls for special recognition. More

27th November 2013
Winners of HORUS 2013 are known
Award HORUS 2013 was given to: UniCredit Banka Slovenija d.d., Mariborski vodovod, javno podjetje, d.d. in Saubermacher – Komunala Murska Sobota d.o.o. Among Institutes, award was given to EIC Univerzum Minerva Maribor. Special regontitions went to mag. Marina Einspieler – Siegert, Edita Cetinski Malnar, Pedro Opeka and mag. Franc Hočevar. More.

21th of November 2013
Winners of HORUS award 2013 will be known on November 27th in Maribor.

4th November 2013
Due to past holiday season and the absence of some members of the committee nominees for the Horus 2013 award will be announced on 6th of November 2013.

15th October 2013
EXTENDED DEAD LINE only for category HORUS 2013 a special award for an entrepreneur with Slovenian roots located outside Slovenia who demonstrates social responsibility and links with Slovenia. More info here.

3 July 2013
Invitation to apply for Slovenian award for social responsibility HORUS 2013! IRDO - Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility and PRSS - Slovenia Society for Public Relations have published tender for Slovenian social responsibility award HORUS 2013, in cooperation with several supporting partners. The mission of the HORUS Award is to encourage ethics of interdependence, holistic behaviour, active innovation and business responsibility in Slovenian organisations. With the HORUS Award, we want to strengthen awareness about social responsibility, and to alert everyone about our interdependence, which some are not fully aware of. Deadline for applications is 15th October 2013. See more.

4. december 2012
We announced the winners of Slovenian social responsibility award Horus 2012.

Winners are:
UniCredit Banka Slovenija d.d., Mariborski vodovod, javno podjetje, d.d. in Zobozdravstveni center Alfa Dental d.o.o. Special recognition and award goes to Barbara Antolič (Croatia), Borut Meršak, after death special recognition goes to Jože Kastelic (Canada). Special recognitions go also to Anton Komat, Zveza Potrošnikov Slovenije, Društvo novi Paradoks.  The assessment commission of HORUS 2012 granted a special recognition to those inhabitants of Slovenia, who are aware of their personal and social responsibility. More

 
     
 
       
         
     

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