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Eight Top Companies receive the Business Working Responsibly Mark from BITC Ireland

Posted: Thursday 26 November 15, 1.41pm GMT

In October 2015 over 180 senior business leaders attended the ninth annual Business in the Community Ireland CEO Forum where the recipients of the prestigious Business Working Responsibly Mark were announced. The announcement was made at Business in the Community Ireland’s 9th annual CEO Forum in Dublin Ireland.

The Mark, which is run by Business in the Community Ireland, and based on ISO 26000 is valid for three years and is audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

KBC Bank Ireland Head Office and Fujitsu Ireland are being accredited with the Mark for the first time this year and joining them for re-accreditation are Boots Retail Ireland Limited, CRH Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, ESB, Gas Networks Ireland and Intel Ireland.

This is the ninth year of the annual CEO Forum run by Business in the Community Ireland with the purpose of bringing new developments in the area of sustainability to Irish CEOs. In a year where business reputation has been firmly in the spotlight – leadership and mega trends around sustainability were the topics of the forum.

Speaking at the event, that acts as Ireland’s premier corporate arena for discussion around corporate responsibility and sustainability, Tina Roche, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland said:
“As the economy grows, businesses in Ireland need to really look at the essential components for responsible and sustainable growth. Burning topics such as work life balance, ethical consumerism and supply chain risks are key areas companies needs to focus on. We have driven the agenda on CSR for 15 years and look forward to continually pushing for best practice as we want all companies in Ireland to be responsible and sustainable.”

Roche congratulating the companies that have achieved the Mark added:
“The Mark is challenging to achieve so I congratulate the companies today on getting it. These forward-thinking companies understand that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and ethics. CSR is about excellence in business and translating it into management practices and the Mark is an invaluable tool for helping companies assess where they are at”.

The companies receiving their Mark certificates today are leading in the area of sustainability in Ireland. Many other companies use the Mark as a measurement and gap analysis tool. It is open to all companies in Ireland.

Pictured Left to right are: Leonard Hobbs, Director Global Public Affairs, Intel, Pat O’Doherty CEO ESB, Richard Bradley MD Boots, Jack Golden, Organisation Development Director CRH, Tony O Malley, CEO Fujitsu, Wim Verbraeken CEO KBC, Padraic O Connell Head of Regulation and Corporate Services, Gas Networks Ireland, Brendan Jennings, Managing Director Deloitte

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