BITCI News

Lidl Ireland joins over 85 of Ireland’s top companies as a member of Business in the Community

BITCI News - Aug 09, 2017

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) today announced that leading retailer Lidl Ireland has joined its business network of over 85 companies dedicated to responsible business and sustainability. BITCI is a non-profit business network dedicated to supporting companies of all sizes on their sustainability journey.


EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting signed into Irish law

BITCI News - Aug 09, 2017

Business in the Community Ireland has been informed by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation that the EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting was signed into Irish law on July 30, 2017.


CSR Certification based on ISO26000 assesses and certifies sustainable business practices

BITCI News - Aug 08, 2017

The Business Working Responsibly mark is a CSR certification which is based on ISO 26000. The Mark, audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), will assess and certify your responsible and sustainable business practices. It will provide your organisation with an assessment of how well positioned it is to address risks and opportunities


Ricoh Ireland’s newest Production Print employee

BITCI News - Aug 03, 2017

Being a responsible and sustainable business is at the heart of everything we do at Ricoh. With a presence in more than 180 countries, we constantly strive to positively benefit the communities in which we operate. In Ireland, one way in which we achieve that is through Business in the Community Ireland’s work placement programme.


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ISO 20400 – the New Standard on Sustainable Procurement

BITCI News - Aug 01, 2017

ISO has published a voluntary standard on Sustainable Procurement – ISO 20400. This document provides good guidance for any organisation intent on integrating and embedding the principles of sustainability into their procurement processes and operations.


Supporting the local community Bank Blitzes Backyard to help older people

BITCI News - Members News - Jul 31, 2017

On 14 and 15 July, Age Action and Bank of Ireland took part in the Great Bank of Ireland Backyard Blitz, which saw hundreds of bank volunteers swapping their calculators for watering cans and their spreadsheets for spades to give their older neighbours a ‘dig out’ in the garden. The gardening bonanza matched up bank


Go Green – How SMEs can save money

BITCI News - Jul 26, 2017

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) looking to enhance their environmentally responsible practices was the audience for a recent seminar hosted by Business in the Community Ireland and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The seminar gave practical insights into how SMEs could reduce their environmental footprint by conserving water,


CSR Activities Continue to Flourish as Awards Shortlist Displays Diverse Range of Projects

BITCI News - Jul 26, 2017

Chambers Ireland earlier in the month officially announced the shortlist for the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards . With fifty companies shortlisted across the fourteen categories, this year’s CSR Awards displays a diverse range of projects from all industries and sectors, from SMEs to MNCs, across every region of Ireland.


Cook Medical joins over 85 of Ireland’s top companies as a member of Business in the Community

BITCI News - Jul 09, 2017

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) recently announced that medical technology company Cook Medical has joined its business network of over 85 companies dedicated to responsible business and sustainability. BITCI is a non-profit business network dedicated to supporting companies of all sizes on their sustainability journey. It is the only network of its kind in