Delivering sustained outcomes through insightful reporting
Now in their 20th year, our mission for these awards is simple - it's to inspire business to build trust with the public and work together to solve important problems. Our awards celebrate organisations which are leading the way in delivering sustainable outcomes through insightful reporting. The Building Public Trust Awards cover all parts of the economy and the issues that matter to society.
Our shortlisted companies will stand out from their peers and demonstrate best practice across a number of areas. Leading reporters will be those that put a clear purpose and strategic vision at the heart of their reporting, recognise their wider impact and the value they create for all of their key stakeholders. They will produce a narrative that reflects relevant local and global issues in a way that is innovative, company-specific and looks to drive better open communications with key stakeholders, rather than basic compliance with regulation.
Each award is judged using a set of criteria designed to assess an organisation's commitment to build trust with the public through open, fair and insightful reporting and communications. Subject matter experts from PwC assess all the organisations reviewed and this generates the shortlist.
Complementing these views, are opinions gathered from members of the general public via online market research, where members of the public provide their personal priorities and opinions as to what they want to see business communicate in order to build and retain trust. The output from consulting members of the public was used to establish our trust criteria. In addition this year we reconnected with the public to ascertain sentiment specific to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting. Each of the short listed organisations are considered against public insight to ascertain whether these values are being reported.
This shortlist is then considered by the independent judging panel, which is an especially convened panel of experts comprising leaders from a range of organisations who have an interest, knowledge and experience in fostering organisational trust, transparency and societal contribution.
Announced in October and November, the winners and highly commended organisations of our 2021 Building Public Trust dinner and workshops can be found here.
Read comments from the independent judging panel to see how these organisations differentiated themselves.