2017 BBA Nominees: Community Contribution

Oct. 24, 2017

By the conclusion of the 2017 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Wednesday 18 October at noon, we had received 25 eligible nominations across 5 categories.

The following 4 companies are now in the running to lift the 2017 BBA Community Contribution trophy.

"Open to any eligible company in Japan that has driven exceptionally effective community programmes or initiatives. Nominees should not be NPOs."

2017 BBA Community Contribution nominees 
(in alphabetical order): 

  • AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is committed to improving patient access to Oncology treatments. When a new blood-based test offered an additional option for Japanese patients that could not undergo an existing tissue biopsy procedure, AZ provided free tests to 8,450 patients before the test was covered by Japanese health insurance.


  • Dunhill

To recognise Dunhill's support of People’s Hope Japan, an NPO which is performing extremely efficiently in terms of donation amount relative to income (80%+) compared with other NPOs by cutting its operational costs. Dunhill is motivated to provide opportunities for people to feel the fundamental joy of life.


  • Icon Partners K.K.

To recognise Icon Partners' tireless work in the community, including, but not limited to, logistical and financial support of the Knights in White Lycra charity cycling team, helping to raise funds and awareness for community projects in Japan benefiting disadvantaged and marginalised children.


  • Unilever Japan

To recognise Unilever for its initiatives to operate a sustainable business and, through “WAA” and “Women Empowerment” programmes, to catalyse a big social movement and change corporate culture in Japan.



The decision on a winning 2017 BBA entry is the result of the combined score of 5 separate judges, who independently score each submission using the same scoring matrix.

To ensure transparency, each judge independently returns his or her score sheet to the BCCJ office by 1 November 2017 and the results are tabulated confidentially. The scores from each judge are then totaled for each nominee, and the nomination with the highest accumulative score is declared the category winner.

In the event of two nominees receiving the same final score, all judges will be asked to review their scores for these companies / individuals, and the submission with the highest score from this second round of judging will be declared the winner.

The final results remain confidential until the BBA ceremony - held on the evening of November 2 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Good luck to all 2017 BBA nominees, and stay tuned for updates on other award categories! www.bccjapan.com

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