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First Wins Corporate Responsibility Accolade at Scottish HR Network Awards

Monday 12 December 2011

Aberdeen based FirstGroup, the UK’s largest transport operator, was crowned winner of the Corporate Responsibility Award at a prestigious awards event held in Glasgow recently.

A sell out 700 guests attended the 5th annual HR Network National Awards, an event designed to recognise, acknowledge and reward the champions of the HR and people management and development profession in Scotland.

According to the judging panel, FirstGroup was honoured for its ‘high level governance approach to Corporate Responsibility’ and were impressed by ‘staff engagement at all levels in driving forward the company’s strategy.’
“I’m delighted that FirstGroup has won the Corporate Responsibility Award,” said Terri Vogt, FirstGroup’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  “At FirstGroup the value of CSR cannot be underestimated.  Our approach helps us to improve performance resulting in better employee engagement, improved customer service and greater business efficiency.  It also allows us to help tackle some of our society’s wider challenges such as congestion and climate change.  It’s extremely pleasing that some of the work we do has been recognised by such a public and prestigious forum.”

Martin Glover, Chair of the judging panel for the Hr NETWORK Awards, said:  “We’d like to congratulate FirstGroup on winning the Corporate Responsibility Award.   FirstGroup’s collaborative, competitive and targeted approach to Corporate Responsibility was one of the best examples the judging panel has ever come across.”

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