Voting has begun for the Third Annual CR Reporting Awards (CRRA‘10), the only independent global annual awards for corporate responsibility (CR) reporting. The jury consists of an online CR community of 28,500. From now until Friday, 29th January 2010, registered users of can vote online at

The CRRA is managed by, the CR resources website and provider of the world’s largest online directory of CR Reports. The CRRA identify and acknowledge the best CR reports and reward quality disclosure as a contribution to the raising of global reporting standards.

The CRRA’10 solicited reports published over the last year between October 2008 and October 2009. This year, 128 leading international reporting companies from over 40 sectors entered reports across nine categories:

  • Best Overall Report
  • Best First Time Report
  • Best SME Report
  • Best Integrated Report
  • Best Carbon Disclosure
  • Creativity in Communications
  • Relevance & Materiality
  • Openness & Honesty
  • Credibility through Assurance

Voting is open to all 28,500 registered users of This online community represents a global audience of highly informed stakeholders and CR report readers: corporate CR professionals, CR consultants, CR organisations, government authorities, investors, analysts, NGOs, charities, journalists, academics and students. Free sign-up is available online at Signing up not only allows participation in voting, but also access to the entire website, along with several additional benefits.

Voters may select up to 5 choices in each award category. Those voters with a first choice for each award category are then entered in the Voters’ Prize draw and can win cash prizes. A total of £2,500 will be awarded to voters.

The CRRA‘10 winners will be announced in March 2010 at an invitation-only event and ceremony in London. There will be one overall award winner per category, with a mention for the first and second runners-up. A comprehensive CRRA’10 report will be freely available from after the awards ceremony in hard copy and as a pdf download.

Last year’s annual awards programme was a great success, with many of the world’s largest companies participating. The 2010 event will repeat this success, with a wide range of companies from well-known multinationals to local SMEs competing across the nine categories.’s Director, Paul Scott said: “This year’s participation in the CRRA is better than ever. There is certainly no sign of global recession in CR reporting! Many of the world’s foremost companies are participating in these leading CR reporting awards. We look forward to the online community identifying the current reporting leaders and the reports which come top of the pile.”


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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine,, Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine,, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.