Responsible Business for SMEs

BITCI_RBSMEs-logoSmall, Medium and micro-enterprises (SMEs) represent 99% of Irish business. Through our specialised offering to SMEs we aim to inspire and support Irish companies to build their businesses and enhance their competitiveness by improving and reporting on their responsible and sustainable business practices.

What is a responsible business?

Responsible businesses inspire their employees, connect with their communities, enhance their environment, are accountable in the marketplace and seek positive social and environmental outcomes, as well as financial.  At Business in the Community Ireland we offer support to small to medium companies in a number of ways:

Sustainability reporting

rbsmes-quote-2A sustainability report is a report published by a company outlining the social and environmental practices it engages in . From the things you do to make your business a great place to work, for example training and development, anti-discrimination practices, flexible working hours, and employee communication to the steps you take to reduce or offset your environmental impact, for example saving energy, minimising water use, recycling waste, reducing your carbon footprint etc. These activities are captured in a report that tells your responsible business journey.

Business in the Community Ireland can help you develop a sustainability report.

The benefits of developing a sustainability report are many but don’t take our word for it.

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Resources and tools

Business in the Community Ireland has developed a sustainability portal on where you can access free resources and tools to get you started on your sustainable and responsible business journey.

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Best Practice Case studies

Sustainability is a learning process, we have developed a series of case studies showcasing best in class responsible business practices in SMEs to inspire you and communicate the many benefits of being a responsible business.

Check out the case studies here.

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