Launch of new National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017 – 2020 “Towards Responsible Business”

BITCI News - Jun 26, 2017

BITCI (26 June 2017) participated in the launch of Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2017 – 2020 “Towards Responsible Business” by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald.

Chief Executive of Business in the Community Ireland, Tina Roche said,“The Plan recognises that sustainability and CSR is an economic competitiveness issue and a strategic business agenda driving the core principles and decision making within business. This is a basic plan and a first step. It is critical for Ireland’s international reputation that we have a robust and credible statement that inspires action by business and other key stakeholders. This means that we need resources and commitment from government and our key enterprise agencies. For this new plan to create maximum impact and be credible, it must equal the leadership seen in the action plans of Finland and Denmark, and be comparable in terms of ambition, leadership and allocated resources to support action”

Business in the Community Ireland is the national organisation for CSR and sustainability. It works with large companies and SMEs on all areas of sustainability and drives best practice in Ireland. It also runs the Business Working Responsibly mark, Ireland’s standard for responsible and sustainable practices which is audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000.

For full press release, click here

To download the plan, click here 

Pictured above: Bernadette Phelan, Head of Advisory Services, BITCI, Ian Talbot, CEO Chambers Ireland and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald