SME Award for Social Responsibility

During the SME Award ceremony 2020, ISGUS GmbH has been awarded the certificate of “Social commitment 2020” for social responsibility in the state of Baden-Württemberg. In the award’s accompanying letter, the jury stated: “With your commitment, you actively participate in shaping society which is increasingly important today, more than ever before.”

For many years ISGUS has been actively supporting the “Vesper church” in Schwenningen as well as the Pro-Kids Foundation, both local initiatives assisting the needy and socially disadvantaged people—this year, ISGUS received this award for the 9th time in a row.

Even this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, a huge number of companies located in Baden-Württemberg applied for the SME Award which is granted for outstanding “Corporate Social Responsibility” activities (CSR). Through this special award, the two charity organisations Caritas and Diakonie in Baden-Württemberg as well as the Ministry of Economics honour the voluntary social and charitable engagement of small to medium-sized companies. The unendowed price is awarded under the motto “Performance – Commitment – Recognition” since 2007.

The unbroken high participation shows how naturally companies are prepared to actively assume social responsibility in cooperation with non-profit charitable partners. Particularly worth mentioning is the fact that the corporate commitment to social issues has been sustained even during economically difficult times—as experienced over the past few months, with numerous COVID-19 restrictions in place.