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2016 Franchisor Social Responsibility Award

Application Fee: $199.00

Information for participating franchise systems

Award Definition

This award recognises a franchisor's outstanding commitment and contribution to regional, national and global communities and the natural environment.

Contributions can include, but are not limited to, betterment projects and involvement in community groups in the areas of health, education, improving the environment, knowledge sharing, youth engagement initiatives, poverty reduction, encouraging social inclusion, human and animal rights, anti-discrimination and equality.

Benefits of participating in this award

  • Provides an opportunity for you to build pride and celebrate how your business makes a difference.
  • Helps identify specific things your business is doing well in its contribution to society.
  • Provides an opportunity to review the effectiveness of resource allocation in this area.
  • Stimulates new ideas and identifies ways to improve your business' involvement in society.
  • Represents an enormous marketing opportunity for you to promote the business in the wider community.
  • Assist in the attraction and retention of quality staff who care.

Award Process

  1. Review the assessment criteria below to confirm that you are willing to respond to detailed questions in these areas.
  2. Complete the online entry form and pay the application fee. Your application fee goes toward covering the administration, marketing and assessment costs associated with the Awards.
  3. You will be sent a unique link to complete your online submission containing a number of specific questions based on the areas of assessment below.  No late submissions will be accepted.
  4. All submissions will be assessed using predefined criteria. Judges may contact you to verify or clarify aspects of your submission. You may also be invited to submit additional supporting documentation.
  5. The winner of the Franchisor Social Responsibility Award will be announced at the 2016 Gala Awards Dinner, which forms part of the FCA National Franchise Convention.

Areas to be assessed

Commitment to social responsibility
Weight: 35%
Word Limit: 800
This area measures the business' consideration of community health in day-to-day business practices.

Community and social contribution
Weight: 30%
Word Limit: 1,200

This area measures the business' contributions to regional, national or global social betterment activities.
Environmental sensitivity
Weight: 35%
Word Limit: 1,200
This area will assess the initiatives the company has taken to minimise environmental damage and improve the natural environment.

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