TELUS International Europe won the prestigious Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum award for Engagement 2014
March 5, 2015
By Desislava Rangelova
Commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is part of our DNA at TELUS International. Our CSR initiatives connect us to each other, our communities, and really drive our culture forward. We are very happy to share with you that our efforts to give back to our communities have been recognized by the Bulgarian Business leaders Forum (BBLF) at the most prestigious competition for CSR initiatives in Bulgaria.
On February 25th, 2015, at the 12th Responsible Business Awards of BBLF, TELUS International Europe won the Special Engagement Award. An independent jury of 12 respected experts from various sectors – business, NGOs and institutions, chose our TELUS Day of Giving initiative in Bulgaria among 77 other projects of other socially responsible companies such as HP, DHL, CEZ, General Electric, Coca-Cola, AVON, as the one with highest level of employees’ involvement in the accomplishment of a social project and the highest degree of employee contribution to a social cause. We are very proud to receive the Special Engagement award as it is granted to only one amongst all nominated projects in all categories.
The Annual Awards aim to promote the responsible behavior of business in Bulgaria. The main objective of the Awards is to give credit to companies with remarkable record in the field of CSR and encourage other business representatives to start or further develop socially beneficial activities. The Responsible Business Awards are national and companies across the country, regardless of their size and industry, can be nominated for them.
Here is a bit more information about our winner initiative. On August 30, 2014, over 500 TELUS International Europe team members from our Bulgarian sites in Sofia and Plovdiv came together to support the Louis Braille School for visually impaired children in Sofia at the annual TELUS Day of Giving.
Our team members came together to give their hearts, minds and hands to the service of others, volunteering a full day in support of their community. With the cooperation of the I Can Too Foundation for second consecutive year we came back to the Louis Braille School for visually impaired children where we held our previous TELUS Day of Giving in Bulgaria. In 2013 we managed to repaint the school fence, renovate the grass fields and gardens and freshen up the classrooms. In 2014 we renovated the dorms by repainting all walls in the bedrooms and staircases and changing the lightning in every building. Outside we repainted all benches and refurbished the gardens and the playground.
Locals, friends and family of our team members from Sofia and Plovdiv accomplished a great deal on that day. In 2014 the children from the Louis Braille School started the new school year with excitement about their renovated living and studying facilities.
We would like to thank all our team members for making this initiative happen. You, your generous hearts, kindness and efforts not only turned a good cause into a reality, but you also ignited in others the desire to help those in need. As a result of our initiatives, individuals as well as other companies also supported the Louis Braille School in transforming it into a better place for the children.
We expect all out team members to come together again this year in May for the annual TELUS Day of Giving in Bulgaria and in June for the annual TELUS Day of Giving in Romania.
The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) is the business association in Bulgaria promoting the values of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded by 12 multinational companies and NGOs in 1998, the BBLF now has over 120 members – both Bulgarian and international companies.
Desislava Rangelova, Brand and CSR Manager, TELUS International Europe
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