LALaunched at the end of 2016, The Lotus Awards are unique – they do not have one single winner or restrict entries by categories. Instead, they celebrate companies that are demonstrably investing in their workplace culture.

In the last five months the awards received over 200 entries from across the world – including Australia, USA, India, Italy, and the UK.

MARGINALIA congratulates all The Lotus Awards 52 winners, which have been announced this week (see list at the bottom of the article).

Damian McAlonan, Managing Partner at The Boost Partnership and one of The Lotus Awards 2017 judges, says: “When I agreed to judge this year’s Lotus Awards I never believed I’d be reviewing such an immense range of innovative and original entries. With no categories, no entry requirements, and no entry fee, the Lotus awards has ripped up the ‘award rule book’ and replaced it with a freedom for both the entrant and judges. The winners showed great originality in their entry and a simple practice solution that’s created an engaged company culture. I congratulate all the entrants for their willingness to share their stories and to engage in this unique platform of recognition.”

The Lotus Awards will shine the light on all the winners and their great corporate cultures during the evening celebration on Thursday 22th June at the RSA, London.

On the occasion, Founder of The Lotus Awards, James Murphy, will also announce the launch of an exciting new recognition program, The Lotus Sustainability Awards. “The purpose of The Lotus Sustainability Awards is to drive change towards sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility is a concept with many definitions and practices. The way it is understood and implemented differs greatly for each company and country,” says Murphy.

He continues: “CSR is a very broad concept that addresses many and various topics such as human rights, corporate governance, reducing poverty, health and safety, environmental effects, working conditions and contribution to economic development. Whatever the definition, the purpose of Corporate Social Responsibility is to drive change towards sustainability,”

Stephen Robertson, CEO of The Big Issue Foundation also says: “CSR is more than a box ticking exercise. The best organisations live and breath their values, connecting their teams with real issues and, most importantly, energising that engagement opportunity so that it lives and breaths in the work place and beyond. As CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, I am delighted to have been invited to be a judge of the ‘Lotus Sustainability Awards’; our work involves the proactive engagement of our business supporters who, in turn, become magazine readers, advocates and activists at work and outside.”

To learn more about The Lotus Awards and The Lotus Sustainability Awards visit Engage International.

The Lotus Awards winners:

La727partners – Europe
AMOBEE – Europe
axélero– Europe
Barclays – Europe
BlueRock – Australasia
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – Europe
BT Sport – Europe
Cloud 9 – Europe
DHL – Europe
elements – Europe
emc3 – Europe, North America, Africa
End to End – North America
eposnow – Europe
Freshfields – Europe
Happy Brain Science – North America
Heat Recruitment – Europe
Ian Dodds – Europe
icom4 – Europe, North America, Australasia
Improbable – Europe
James Paget University Hospital – Europe
Kohler – Europe
Lifetime Achievement – Europe
Manchester Airport – Europe
Marriott – Australasia
Masgroves – Europe
NHS Health Education England – Europe
NKD – Europe
Ocado – Europe
Peakon – Europe
Pro Noctis – Europe
Purple Placements – Europe
Sanofi – North America
Social Chain – Europe
Summit Marketing Solutions – North America
Taction Software LLC – Asia, North America
TATA Consultancy Services – Australasia
TCM Group – Europe
TEK Games – Europe
Text100 – North America
The Big Issue Foundation – Europe
The Boost Partnership – Europe
The Good Care Group – Europe
Thirdspace – North America
Unilever – Africa
Virgin Trains – Europe
Wales & West Utilities Ltd – Europe
We Love Work – Europe
Woodrow Mercer – Europe
Working Chance – Europe
Worldfirst – Europe
Yourfeed – Europe
ZeroLight Ltd – Europe