BITCI News

Announcing BITCI’s Biodiversity Photography Competition

BITCI News - May 22, 2017

  Today (22nd May) is the International Day for Biodiversity and BITCI is marking it by announcing our Biodiversity Photography Competition!


Dawn Meats Carroll’s Cross, EirGrid and RTÉ achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark

BITCI News - May 12, 2017

The Mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability and it is third-party audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). 25 organisations in Ireland have now achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark


Spotlight on our Board – In Conversation with Kyran Johnson

BITCI News - May 02, 2017

In the first of a new series, BITCI board member Kyran Johnson, General Manager Janssen Supply Chain Ireland discusses his views on sustainability and why it matters to business.


BITC Ireland’s EPIC programme wins the AONTAS STAR Award for Adult Learning Initiatives that promote Social Inclusion

BITCI News - Mar 06, 2017

The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners’ Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland.


Annual BITCI Members CEO event

BITCI News - Mar 02, 2017

On the 11th May, CEOs and Managing Directors of BITC’s member companies will gather for the annual private networking event. This exclusive business event showcases how business is embedding corporate responsibility into their everyday practices and how our members are working together to ensure Ireland is a responsible and sustainable place to do business.


What can you do to help bees?

BITCI News - Mar 02, 2017

At our recent biodiversity workshop on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, we did a nature walk around an urban green space to see what simple actions businesses can take to support pollinators on their sites, in employees’ gardens, and in their local communities.


Bee positive!

BITCI News - Mar 01, 2017

Member companies are taking action for pollinators. Member companies attended Business in the Community’s third biodiversity workshop last week on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, hosted by Deloitte. We were joined by Erin-Jo Tiedeken from the National Biodiversity Data Centre, who walked us through all the ways businesses can help provide food and shelter for Ireland’s


Effective Community Engagement Workshop Series 2017

BITCI News - Feb 09, 2017

We are delighted to announce our first workshop this year from the Effective Community Engagement series named Cornerstones of Successful Corporate Community Programmes. The event will be held on Tuesday 28thFebruary, 10.00 – 12.00 and it will be facilitated by Louise Murray , Senior CR Adviser


Employee Volunteering at Google – How the Local Leadership Programme builds reputation and employee engagement

BITCI News - Feb 07, 2017

Business in the Community Ireland are the experts on sustainability in Ireland. For the past 17 years, we have advised companies of all sizes on various sustainability issues. One of our key specialist areas is helping companies develop strategic employee volunteering programmes.


Is a top 10 place in the Sustainable Development Goals within Ireland’s capability?

BITCI News - Feb 07, 2017

14th out of 149 countries isn’t bad in any global index for our small nation, especially when the Nordic countries are in the running. That’s Ireland’s ranking in the SDG Index which provides a ‘traffic–light’ report card for countries against the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Goals describe ambitions for the health