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A record 111 nominees are competing for the 2009 Via Bona Slovakia Awards

In the 10th year of the Via Bona Slovakia Awards, the Pontis Foundation received a record of 113 nominations. The evaluation committee will review 111 nominations. Two nominations – projects of Západoslovenská Energetika, this year's general partner for the awards - were excluded from the competition.

In the 10th year of the Via Bona Slovakia Awards, the Pontis Foundation received a record of 113 nominations. The evaluation committee will review 111 nominations. Two nominations – projects of Západoslovenská Energetika, this year's general partner for the awards - were excluded from the competition.

“We are glad that the 10th anniversary of Via Bona Slovakia Awards was well-received and resulted in a record 113 nominations. The evaluation committee composed of representatives of the business world, public administration, media, the non-governmental sector and independent institutions, will evaluate 111 nominations,” said Oľga Auchenbach, Program Coordinator at Pontis Foundation.

The 2009 Via Bona Slovakia Awards has 11 categories reflecting the continual development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate philanthropy in Slovakia.
The winners in all categories will be announced at a gala ceremony on March 30, 2010, to be held in Mestské divadlo P.O. Hviezdoslava in Bratislava.


THE LIST OF NOMINATIONS FOR VIA BONA SLOVAKIA 2009 AWARDS

MAIN AWARDS

Main Award for Large Corporations for a comprehensive approach to CSR:
• ABB
• Allianz - Slovenská Poisťovňa
• IBM Slovensko
• Orange Slovensko
• Provident Financial
• Slovnaft
• VÚB Banka

Main Award for Small and Medium Enterprises for a comprehensive approach to CSR:
• ESET


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY area

Green Award for an environment-related project:
• Bayer
• ENVI-PAK
• Orange Slovensko
• PSA Peugeot Citroën Slovakia
• Skanska
• Slovenské Elektrárne
• Slovnaft
• Toyota Motor Slovakia

Ethics Award for transparency and the fight against corruption:
• Accenture
• Skanska

Award for Responsible Approach to Employees:
• AV Mobilita
• AXA
• Embraco Slovakia
• Slovnaft
• Stredoslovenská Energetika
• T-Mobile Slovensko

Award for Socially Responsible Market Operations:
• Aupark
• GlaxoSmithKline Slovakia
• INCOMA Slovakia
• Orange Slovensko
• Philip Morris Slovakia
• TESCO STORES Slovensko
• T-Mobile Slovensko


CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY area

Award for Long-Term Positive Corporate Impact on society and the surrounding community:
• Accenture
• Anasoft
• ČSOB
• GlaxoSmithKline Slovakia
• Heineken Slovensko
• Chemkostav
• IBM Slovensko
• Microsoft Slovakia
• Orange Slovensko
• Slovak Telekom
• SLOVDEKRA
• Stavoprojekt
• T-Mobile Slovensko
• VÚB Banka
• Q-EX

Award for Courage to Support an Innovative Project implemented in a little-known area or in an unconventional form:
• Accenture
• Avon Cosmetics
• AXA
• Bayer
• Citibank
• Ciele
• Comtessa Consulting
• DM Drogerie Markt
• František Beňo
• IBM Slovensko
• Provident Financial
• Slovenská Sporiteľňa
• Slovenské Elektrárne
• Slovnaft
• Tatrabanka
• VÚB Banka
• Whirlpool

Award for Employee Engagement in volunteer activities:
• AXA
• Baumax
• Dell
• HP Slovakia
• IBM Slovensko
• Kinstellar
• Orange Slovensko
• Poštová Banka
• Stredoslovenská Energetika
• Whirlpool


SPECIAL AWARDS

Honorable Mention for Media Contribution in furthering CSR and corporate philanthropy in Slovakia:
• Goodwill
• Mária Grebeňová-Laczová, Slovenský rozhlas
• Martina Kubániová, STV
• Miloš Nemeček, Goodwill
• Alexandra Pribišová, Profit
• Romano nevo lil
• The Slovak Spectator

Award for Innovative Solutions to Social Inclusion at the occasion of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Inclusion(2010):
• ABB
• Accenture (2 nominations)
• Anasoft
• AV Mobilita
• Baumax
• Bayer (2 nominations)
• František Beňo
• Ciele
• Citibank
• Comtessa Consulting
• Dell
• GlaxoSmithKline Slovakia (3 nominations)
• IBM Slovensko
• INCOMA Slovakia
• Kinstellar (2 nominations)
• Orange Slovensko
• Slovak Telekom
• Slovenská Sporiteľňa
• Slovenské Elektrárne (2 nominations)
• Tatrabanka
• T-Mobile Slovensko (2 nominations)
• VÚB Banka
• Whirlpool

Západoslovenská Energetika is the General Partner of the 10th annual Via Bona Slovakia Awards. Partners include DLA Piper and U. S. Steel Košice. Partner of the Award for Innovative Solutions to Social Inclusion is the Slovak Social Development Fund. Partner for the gala ceremony is the Bratislava Culture and Information Centre (BKIS). Media partners are Euractiv.sk, SITA, The Slovak Spectator, Stratégie, Trend, Webnoviny.sk and Zodpovednepodnikanie.sk.

More information on the Via Bona Slovakia competition can be found at www.viabona.sk.

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