29 February, 2020

Entries due for Contribution to Industry at 2019 Australian Drinks Awards

Entries due for Contribution to Industry at 2019 Australian Drinks Awards

There are only a few weeks left to enter the Contribution to Industry category at the 2019 Australian Drinks Awards.

The Drinks Association was proud to introduce three new Contribution to Industry accolades last year: the Gender Equity Award, Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

“The awards were created to reflect the positive steps being made by drinks companies to ensure their businesses are at the forefront of D&I, environmental and social responsibility,” Drinks Association CEO Georgia Lennon said. 

"We received an impressive number of submissions for the new category and the high calibre of entries made choosing the winners a daunting task."

The Corporate Social Responsibility Award recognises the unique and out of the box initiatives and strategies, that demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility principles.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers took out the inaugural Corporate Responsibility Award at the 2018 Australian Drinks Awards for its Responsib’All Day initiative, which was created to find ways to get all employees, from directors to line workers, personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts, integrate sustainability into everyone’s job.

The Gender Equity Award was introduced to celebrate excellence in gender equity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Diageo won the inaugural Gender Equity trophy for its intiatives around making inclusion key to its business.

The Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award was created to recognise businesses that prioritise diversity and understand the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and their organisations.

Lion won the inaugural Inclusive & Diverse Workplace award for its LionFlex flexible work options initiative.

"It's been another outstanding year of progress and achievement by our industry," Lennon said. "We look forward to receiving entries from drinks companies that reflect the amazing work they are doing to drive change."

To request submission documents for the Contribution to Industry Awards, email The Drinks Association on awards@drinks.asn.au 

The closing date for submissions is June 21, 2019 

The awards will be judged by an independent D&I expert, together with members of The Drinks Association Board. 

The Australian Drinks Awards are an initiative by The Drinks Association to celebrate excellence in the drinks industry. The 2019 awards will be held on August 22.