In October 2018, GCNL launched its very first SDG Milestones ceremony with the aim to recognize and highlight the outstanding efforts of Lebanese businesses and organizations that are adopting and implementing the advancement of the agenda 2030 in Lebanon.
The Pioneer ceremony brought together members from our network to showcase the biggest achievements of their companies involving CSR initiatives and their advancements towards achieving the 17 SDGs, the 10 principles of the UNGC and the agenda 2030.
In total 4 companies and businesses working on the SDGs in Lebanon were rewarded.
The 10 rewards were articulated around the 5P’s of development:
- People 2-Planet 3- Peace 4-Prosperity 5-Partnership
The project the company is working on (or has already implemented) has to relate to at least ONE or a combination of SDGs
1- SMEs and startups, 2- NGOs, 3-academia, 4- Big corporation/ private sector 5- public sector
The potential candidates demonstrated an ambitious target setting, an active collaboration and teamwork as well as a clear communication of achievements to inspire further action.
The expert judging panel studied and examined each submission based on a list of criteria previously decided.
The winning companies were:
- Holdal Group in the category of Big Corporations
- Onlivery in the SMEs and start-ups category
- Almajmoua in the NGO category
- NDU in the Academia category