NH Businesses for Social Responsibility Announces 2017 Award Winners

Top Photo: Cornerstone Award Winner, Cirtronics, Bottom Photo: Partners in Innovation Award Winner, CCA For Social Good (Photo credits: Annie Card)

Applicants are judged on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices within their workplace and/or organization, the ways in which they encourage others to engage in sustainability, and promote the value of CSR within the NH business community.

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Cornerstone and Partnership for Innovation Awards which were awarded at NHBSR’s16th annual conference on May 3. Applicants are judged on their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices within their workplace/organization, the ways in which they encourage others to engage in sustainability, and promote the value of CSR within the New Hampshire business community.

The 2017 Cornerstone Award, sponsored this year by Service Credit Union, goes to Cirtronics of Milford. The Cornerstone is presented annually to an individual, organization, or company exemplifying the concepts of corporate responsibility within their organization and the greater business community in the state of New Hampshire.

“We are truly honored to receive the NHBSR Cornerstone award,” says George Mandragouras, CFO of Cirtronics. “Social responsibility and a service mentality are knit into the very fabric of our culture at Cirtronics. As a manufacturing company, we focus on continuous improvement in our methods and processes– and we apply this same focus to our culture, and to the “6 we serve”. We’re proud of the culture we have built, but we don’t take it for granted. We keep at it- we are constantly assessing how we are doing against our values, and asking how can we do better?”

“I’m delighted to hear that Cirtronics has won the 2017 Cornerstone award,” says local business consultant Kate Johnson, who submitted the nomination. “Service is truly central to the culture of Cirtronics. In fact, as part of their core values, Cirtronics has what they call the “6 we serve” — supplier, company, employee owner, customer, community, and environment. And it’s true: Every customer, every employee, and every supplier can feel their dedication to service in every interaction. And this commitment is also felt in the ongoing work of Cirtronics’ environmentally sustainable initiatives, and their quiet support of a wide range of organizations in the local community from soup kitchens, to scout troops. The warmth of the employees, and their enthusiasm for fostering meaningful connections within the company and the community truly set them apart.”

The Partnership for Innovation Award, a new award introduced in 2016, recognizes a collaboration…

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