At a ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in London this week, White Rose Shopping Centre scooped two trophies at The International Corporate Social Responsible Awards which recognise organisations who support colleagues, communities, customers, the environment and the less fortunate.
White Rose was crowned winner of the International CSR Excellence Gold Award for Community Commitment and also took home the Champion of Champions accolade – the most prestigious award of the ceremony.
Steven Foster, centre director at White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “On behalf of the entire team here, I’m delighted that the work of our colleagues has been acknowledged on an international stage.
“Awards judges recognised the policies that we have in place to work with our community and local stakeholders and also our approach to waste management.
“We were praised for our exceptional community partnerships, including support for local charities, food banks, schools, colleges – including mentoring and governorships – accessibility and disabled groups, local environmental groups and youth hubs. This support continued throughout the pandemic, when these organisations needed our support more than ever.
“At White Rose, no one person is responsible for driving the CSR and social impact agenda. Every member of the management team has a dedicated area of focus and influence and they then forge that relationship with the community partner and support their cause.
“The team – Landsec and Mitie combined – is passionate about the local community, it’s always discussed in our weekly meetings and always front of mind, so these awards are justly deserved for everyone involved.”
White Rose Shopping Centre has also been shortlisted at the Sustainability and Environmental Green Apple Awards taking place at the Houses of Parliament in November.