The 17th Africa CSR/
Welcome to The SERAS CSR Awards. The SERAS is an acronym for Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards. The exciting story of The SERAS began in 2007 when the inaugural edition was first held in Lagos, Nigeria. The first edition took place following Africa’s abysmal showing in the global rankings to achieve the millennium development goals. As global leaders adopted the sustainable development goals (SDGs), Africa needed to birth a platform capable of inspiring commitment and action from all stakeholders and provide a basis for the measurement of development progress. To promote the desired behaviors, it also became essential to recognize attained milestones to increase Africa’s chances of meeting SDGs targets by 2030.
Over the previous editions of the awards, The SERAS, Africa’s first and foremost recognition or accolade for corporate social responsibility and Sustainability, has grown to become the most credible and most glamorous business award in Africa. It has inevitably become the gold-standard award and the most crucial industry ceremony in Africa. The growing importance of The SERAS has led to participation from organizations from 19 countries in Africa so far. continue reading
Over the previous editions, the awards have attracted 3,197 entries from 375 organizations. Our process involves thorough physical verification and investigation of all submissions. Thus, in the process of generating documentation, interviews with affected stakeholders, photo and video evidence. Our fact-finding missions have taken us to over 5000 project locations around Africa. Over the same period, there have been 240 competitive award winners, 20 individual recognition awardees, and 14 winners of the coveted Most Responsible Business in Africa Award. We have hosted over 25,000 key industry players, policy leaders. Our work over the years has also made us custodians of data around activities of the most active organizations in CSR and Sustainability in Africa.
The Judges board utilizes the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and ISO 2600 as measurement metrics. Our process is made best by the high-quality committee of judges, made up of leading lights in Africa’s industry and their counterparts from other parts of the world.