Dragon LNG has been announced as one of the most responsible businesses in the UK, along with 16 other winning companies at Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards.
The Dragon LNG Darwin Centre Experience provides free field trips and hands-on activities to engage pupils, increasing aspiration in STEM. Set up in 2005, the project works with every school in Pembrokeshire, adding value to the teachers and schools, by supporting cutting edge STEM understanding, complementing the curriculum, improving inspection criteria, as well as helping to raise attainment levels. The ultimate aim is to support Pembrokeshire’s youth to reach their full potential.
Commenting on the award Maria Pena, Managing Director of Dragon LNG said: ‘We are delighted that the Dragon LNG Darwin Experience has been recognised nationwide and to be the only Welsh winner is a real honour. Dragon’s corporate social responsibility is targeted towards youth development in Pembrokeshire, with The Darwin Centre Experience being our flagship project.”
Amanda Mackenzie OBE, Chief Executive of Business in the Community, commented: “Congratulations to the 2017 Responsible Business Award winners for being inspirational yet practical examples of the difference business can make to address some of society’s biggest issues. The winning businesses are all different; they span sectors and continents and range from large high street names to small start-ups. What unites them is a belief that with courage vision and leadership, business can do remarkable things for good.”
The Awards Gala took place at the Royal Albert Hall last night and was presented by broadcasters Jeremy Vine and Emily Maitlis. It celebrated and championed the hundreds of inspiring businesses who entered the awards and who make a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and address global challenges such as sustainability. This year’s Gala was hosted by Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company and Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year 2016.
Estelle Branchlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President for Veolia UK and Ireland, comments: “The calibre of businesses at last night’s Responsible Business Awards and Gala Dinner was outstanding, and proof that both global multinationals to SMEs can be a powerful force for good in society. One year after our own ‘Responsible Business of the Year’ recognition, my conviction is that ‘people, planet, profit’, often referred to as ‘The Triple Bottom Line’, is stronger than ever, as people want to buy from, work and partner with socially responsible businesses. I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the entries from this year’s awards and wish Anglian Water every success as we pass the baton on.”
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