Communitas is a Latin word that means people coming together for the good of a community. Communitas is inspired by the vision of a better world and is an attempt to do something about it through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business practices.
Over the past decade, businesses have embraced the public relations value of operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Volunteerism, waste recycling and environmental impact considerations are now expected practices. Many companies have even adopted written corporate philosophies outlining corporate social responsibility.
Communitas Awards seeks to honor those special companies, organizations and individuals that go beyond rhetoric and whose commitment sets them apart from their competition. Communitas winners are dedicated to helping the less fortunate in their communities and are changing the way they do business to benefit their employees, communities and environment.