BITCI is the network for sustainable and responsible business in Ireland. Our vision is to have all businesses in Ireland responsible and sustainable. Our mission is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders and society.
We work in two key ways. We have a business network of the largest companies in Ireland as members and work with them on in-depth sustainability strategies and issues. Secondly, we work with hundreds of companies on leveraging the power of business to tackle education and unemployment in Ireland.
When we were established, sustainability and CSR were based on corporate giving and engagement with charities and causes. Today, through our work with hundreds of companies, sustainability and CSR are now accepted as covering all areas of the business from employee engagement and supply chain to procurement, climate change, and human rights.
Our network of the most progressive companies in Ireland has grown year on year since inception. We offer three membership streams which can help companies at any stage of their sustainability and CSR journey. In addition, to fully represent the business landscape in Ireland, we also offer a variety of tools and support for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Utilising our unique expertise and insight and in demand to the companies who wanted to be best in class, we created the Business Working Responsibly Mark, Ireland’s first certified standard for sustainability and CSR. Audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000, the Mark is the premier business standard in Ireland.
Education and unemployment are key societal issues in Ireland. From our experience we know that companies can have a significant impact on these issues but benefit too through employee engagement opportunities. Our off the shelf programmes are part of the network membership and can add value to any sustainability and CSR plan of activities.