Mission 500 Seeks Nominations for CSR Award

Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, is seeking applicants for the 2011 “Mission 500 CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Award”. The Award will be presented at a special cocktail reception on April 7, 2011 during ISC West in Las Vegas.

The purpose of the Mission 500 CSR Award is to honor companies in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need. The judging criteria will include an assessment of applicants’ CSR programs as they relate to:

  • effectiveness in impacting the communities they focus on,
  • involvement of their personnel,
  • sustainability andlong term impact,
  • activities involved beyond financial contributions.

Any company in the security industry can be nominated. A judging panel will evaluate all applicants based on the above mentioned criteria and their respective contributions toward social causes.

During the same event, Mission 500 will also present its “Humanitarian Award,” designed to honor individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need. The 2010 recipient, Alan Forman, exemplified this through his involvement with numerous charitable organizations.

Mission 500 is also hosting its second 5K charity run at ISC West on April 7. The Security 5K / Mission 500 Charity Run is the first charity-driven event at an ISC Expo conceived to engage corporate sponsors as well as individuals within the industry. Runners can register for the race on-site at the Mission 500 booth at ISC West, or online at www.firstgiving.com/mission500. A nominal entry fee of $30 will go directly to the charity.

The Security 5K / Mission 500 Race at the 2011 ISC West Expo in Las Vegas is a joint collaboration between United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News and Security Director News; Reed Exhibitions/ISC Expos, and Mission 500. Charter sponsors are Alarm.com, Altronix Corporation, Axis Communications, Bolide Technology Group, Deister Electronics, HID, Honeywell, LRG Marketing Communications, Panasonic, Pelco (by Schneider Electric) and Safety Technology International, Inc.

For more information on the Mission 500 CSR Award contact George Fletcher at pr@mission500.org or call 305-321-3193.

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