Corporations are an ever increasing part of our lives not just through the products and services they produce and provide, market and sell but through their involvement in shaping society through their increasing dominance in the social, political and economic life of our communities. Corporations affect our health in both direct and indirect ways.
In order to raise awareness of the role of the corporate sector in public health and in the potential for corporations to provide leadership in improving health, PHABC has created a Healthy Corporate Citizen Award.
The award is intended for a corporation, financial institution or producer/worker cooperative in British Columbia that demonstrates a broad and comprehensive commitment to promoting health through a range of policies, products/services and practices. The award is not intended to reward a specific policy, product/service or practice but rather is intended to recognize a broad commitment to addressing the determinants of health (e.g., housing and food security) that can be influenced by corporate activities (e.g., paying a living wage) and to avoid contributing to dangerous or unhealthy policies, products/services and practices (e.g., marketing unhealthy food).
PHABC members or organizations that wish to self-nominate must submit a general statement of nomination of no more than 500 words. In addition, the nominator must comment on the performance of the nominated organization in regard to specific criteria.
If you are interested in making a nomination pleasecontact PHABC (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get more information on the criteria for the award.