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Green Frog Award 2009

Central European Environmental Reporting Award - Call for Application

Green Frog Award 2009Deloitte invites you again to participate in the 2009 Central European Environmental Reporting Award (CE ERA) scheme, better known as the Green Frog Award. If your company is registered in any of the Central European countries - irrespective of the business sector in which it operates, or the number of employees - and presents its environmental performance as part of its annual report or through a separate sustainability report, you have the chance to compete for the award. 

The award goes to Central European companies that prepare the best annual environmental or sustainability reports. The award has a significant role in that the annual financial statements of companies in the region would not be solely limited to the financial implications of the companies' business. 

The advantages of the preparation and publication of the environmental and sustainability report: 

  • The report may be compared with the similar reports of the competitors acting in the same economic sector as the company. Therefore, the reports contain economic, social, and environmental indicators similar to financial indicators. 
  • During the preparation of the report, the company acquires a database the elements of which could be previously found separately, at different levels of the organization. 
  • As companies in the region are only now beginning to realize the strategic importance of sustainability, the preparation of the report offers a good opportunity for them to differentiate themselves from the competitors and to excel among them. 
  • The preparation of the report involves dialogue and communication, starting from the investors, through the customers, suppliers, and employers, to the public. The "Green Frog Award" offers recognition and communication: it provides wide-range publicity for the applicant companies. 

Selection Procedure 

Deloitte will review and evaluate reports that are publicly available on the website of companies preparing an environmental and sustainability report. In addition, there is also an option to submit your reports by mail. We also encourage communications and other agencies who participate in the preparation of such reports for their clients to draw their clients' attention to the Green Frog Award, as it provides an excellent opportunity for companies to gain exposure. 

This year’s Judging Panel (owing to its members` nationalities) will evaluate applications in English, Hungarian, Croatian and Serbian languages. 

Should a company's environmental performance be presented as part of its annual report, the Judging Panel will only consider sections of the report that are relevant to environmental performance. 

The Judges and the Judging Criteria 

The judging panel will consist of renowned independent experts (not participating in either the preparation or the verification phase of Corporate Environmental Reports) committed to environmental issues.
The basis of the criteria for the 2009 Central European Environmental Reporting Award is the European Sustainability Reporting Award. 

The judging panel will use the criteria outlined below in selecting a winner. The judging panel, however, reserves the right to deviate from the breakdown appearing on the list and to include additional aspects if considered appropriate. 

Contents

Reporting Principles

Profile
Indicators
Performance
Vision, improvement plan
10%
15%
15%
10%
Relevance (validity) and completeness
Reliability and verifiability
Comparability and timeliness
Commitment, clarity, and overall impression
15%
10%
10%
15%

Useful information for applicants and agencies 

The deadline for submission is Friday, 2nd October 2009.
You are welcome to submit your data on environmental performance in any format (e.g. annual report, financial statements, separate environmental/sustainability reports, EMAS Statements, video, CD-ROM, website etc.). 

The results will be announced and the awards ceremony will be held in October 2009 in Budapest. Venue and exact date will be announced shortly. 

For additional details on the award, please contact:
Jelena Mijailović
email: jmijailovic@deloittece.com
telephone: +381 11 3812 181

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