Optus Awards Finalist - Yaru Water
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Optus Awards Finalist

Yaru Water has been shortlisted for the prestigious Optus My Business Awards.

Social enterprise Yaru Water is in the running to take out one of Australia’s longest-standing business awards program.

Yaru has been shortlisted as a finalist to win the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year category at the 2017 Optus My Business Awards, the premier event of the year for SMEs.

Founded in 2011, Yaru Water offers far more than water. Through national sales of its still and sparkling water and through corporate donations, Yaru is able to establish projects that lead to sustainable health improvements in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. Read more about the Foundation here.

The Optus My Business Awards, which covers 28 categories, acknowledges best practice within a particular industry sector, as well as individual business leaders, excellence in customer service and achievements in innovation, corporate social responsibility and workplace culture.

Winners from all categories will be automatically shortlisted for the highly coveted Business of the Year Award.

Adam Zuchetti, editor of My Business, said Australian SMEs are at the leading edge of innovation and customer service excellence, as represented by this year’s Optus My Business Awards finalists.

“My Business is extremely proud to showcase those companies and their leaders that are thriving by pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo across a diverse spectrum of industries,” Mr Zuchetti said.

“Determining this year’s finalists was no easy feat, with our selection panel working through an outstanding calibre of entries and the highest submission rate for the awards to date.

“On behalf of the My Business team, I would like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and wish them the best of luck for the big night.”

Tessa and Shaun Martin, Co-Founders of Yaru Water said they were genuinely humbled and overwhelmed by the nomination.

“Yaru’s recognition for its contribution to social outcomes reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and engaging with its customers.”

Yaru will be attending the black tie awards dinner on Friday, 10 November at The Westin Sydney. Wish us luck!

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