2019 BBA Nominees: Positive Impact

Written by BCCJ
October 28, 2019


Written by BCCJ
October 28, 2019

By the conclusion of the 2019 British Business Awards (BBA) nomination period, on Friday 18 October at noon, we had received 32 eligible nominations across 5 categories.

The following 9 companies are now in the running to lift the 2019 BBA Positive Impact trophy.

“Open to any eligible company that has driven exceptionally effective social / environmental programmes or initiatives in Japan over the past 18 months. This could include Diversity and Inclusion activities.”

2019 BBA 2019 BBA Postive Impact
(in alphabetical order):


Barclays Securities Japan Limited

Barclays Securities Japan Limited has been contributing to addressing and raising awareness of some of the pressing environmental and social issues such as global warming, sea contamination, food loss and waste in Japan where we operate. We do this through business initiatives such as a local financial institution, leveraging our capability as a global bank.



Camping with Soul

Camping with Soul is on a mission to promote true British glamping culture in Japan. We have been collaborating with numerous companies and organisations in order to bring people closer to the rich nature Japan has to offer. These have included airlines, railway companies, travel agencies, car manufacturers, farms, fashion, foundations, department stores and even The Ministry of the Environment.



Croda Japan KK

Croda Japan Shiga Site has been tackling CO2 reduction as a corporate sustainability target. We achieved 20% reduction over the past 5 years by various energy conservation and minimizing fossil fuel use in our production operation.



Custom Media

Custom Media practices diversity and supports NGOs with governance, self-help, volunteerism: 1. Knights in White Lycra (kids with cerebral palsy); 2: Mirai no Mori (youth in care) 3. Shine On! Kids (cancer); 4. Refugees International Japan (Asia and Africa); 5. Animal Refuge Kansai (abused, lost pets); 6. JMEC (young business leaders).



Deloitte Japan

Deloitte Japan contributed to the launch of Japan chapter of 30% Club which started in UK in 2010, whose purpose is to increase female representation in important decision making bodies such as boards and senior management team.



EY Japan

With Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics set to take place, the EY Women Athletes Business Network is an example of women, sports & leadership that helps build a supportive workplace & speed up gender equality. Gender equality at work cannot happen without equality in society. Sport is a powerful way to advance women in society.



Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells Tokyo has an office-wide passion for citizenship activities, which include award-winning D&I programmes, globally-recognized sustainability initiatives, charitable works and donations, and extensive pro bono representation. Over the past year the office has taken the lead in all of these areas, and proudly delivered socially impactful results.



Sarah Furuya Coaching

Sarah Furuya Coaching has, in the past 3 years held 13 Mega Clothing Swaps in Tokyo, attracting up to 160 women each time. “Sustainable Style for the Women of Tokyo” aims to keep as much clothing above ground as possible while encouraging conscious consumption, in-person community, and corporate connections.



Standard Chartered Bank, Tokyo Branch

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) is committed to D&I to serve local communities, under our brand promise “Here for good”. Supporting visually impaired people is one of the key pillars of D&I in Japan. Achilles Fureai Marathon, an annual running event, is our flagship event. We also support the blind rugby event sponsored by the Change Foundation in October.



The decision on a winning 2019 BBA entry is the result of the combined score of 6 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 7 November 2019 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 8th November, 2018 at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.

Good luck to all 2019 BBA nominees, and stay tuned for updates on other award categories!