The Business Working Responsibly Mark is audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000.Bank of Ireland Group (Ireland) is being accredited with the Mark for the first time this year and Ulster Bank are being recertified to the Mark after first achieving it in 2014. 18 companies are currently certified to the Mark and they are Accenture in Ireland, Bank of Ireland Group (Ireland), Boots Retail (Ireland) Ltd., CRH Ireland, Deloitte Ireland, EirGrid, ESB, Fujitsu, Gas Networks Ireland, Intel Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland, Marks and Spencer Ireland, Musgrave Group, Northern Trust (Ireland) Ltd., Pfizer Healthcare Ireland, Ricoh Ireland Ltd., Transdev Ireland Ltd and Ulster Bank.
The Business Working Responsibly 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).
Tina Roche congratulated Bank of Ireland Group (Ireland) and Ulster Bank on achieving the Mark. “The Mark is challenging to achieve so I congratulate the companies today on getting it. 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 are leading in the area of sustainability in Ireland. Many other companies use the Mark as a measurement and gap analysis tool. The Mark is awarded after a third party verification audit by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and is based on ISO 26000. It is open to all companies in Ireland.