Business Working Responsibly Mark

The Business Working Responsibly mark is the only independently audited standard for CSR and Sustainability in Ireland. The Mark is audited by the NSAI and based on ISO26000. It is open to both members and non-members of Business in the Community Ireland. Once achieved, it is valid for 3 years.


Comprising a self-assessment questionnaire whose responses are independently verified by the NSAI, the Mark provides a root to branch review of the organisation. The Mark assesses best in class corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as:

  • Ethics
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Employee Engagement
  • Customer Service
  • Innovation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Environmental Practices
  • CSR Communications

The Mark is updated on a regular basis so that it keeps in line with changes in best practice in CSR. Independently audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000, when achieved the Mark is valid for three years.

The benefits of the Mark include improved employee morale, better tendering credentials, enhanced investor relations and profile as a leading organisation in CSR in Ireland and internationally.

Some of the top companies in Ireland have the Mark, from Accenture to Vodafone Ireland, read about how these leading businesses have benefited from achieving the Mark.

The Mark is available to both members and non-members of Business in the Community Ireland and is valid for three years.

The cost of the Mark is €10,000 excluding NSAI audit fees. (NSAI audit fees are €1,100 plus VAT per audit day up to a maximum of two days). Access to the Mark is included in our Strategist and Leader Streams of membership.

For further information, please contact:

Cillian McMahon

01 - 874 7232