Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year; however it can have a deep negative impact on the environment. Recycling company Repak predict that we will generate over 70,000 tonnes of used packaging over the holidays 25 per cent more than we do during the year. Follow our 10 tips to see how
It’s official, we have moved to our new offices. Our new address is: 3rd Floor Phibsborough Tower Phibsborough Road Dublin 7 Please note our telephone number has not changed. We look forward to welcoming you to our new neighbourhood.
There is a growing concern that Ireland needs to reduce its carbon emissions significantly and transition towards renewable energy sources. One initiative to tackle this issue has been undertaken by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) member companies Intel Ireland and SSE Airtricity, who have developed an innovative project called Solar for Schools in collaboration
On November 20 & 21, Business in the Community Ireland organised training for members on How to Conduct Due Diligence in Human Rights. This bespoke member training was delivered by Parul Sharma, Dean of the Academy of Human Rights in Business at CSR Sweden. The November training followed hot on the heels of the launch
We helped Tico Mail Works with the creation of their sustainability report. Tico Mail Works have been in business since 1985, and in that time have gained an excellent reputation for quality, security and professionalism. The company strives to act in a socially responsible manner at all times by ensuring their principles are applied and
On the 21st November we held our Employability Programme Roundtable. The event was hosted by Standard Life and there was great participation by many member companies interested in this area. Learn some of the key features of both the Standard Life and Vodafone Returners programme that were discussed.
Intel Ireland has recently announced that 100% of all electricity supplied to its Leixlip campus in 2016 was generated from indigenous renewable sources, making Intel one of the largest voluntary, private purchasers of renewable energy in the country. This action forms part of Intel Ireland’s multi-faceted approach to reduce its impact on the environment and
National Science Week was once again another exciting activity on Abbott’s calendar across all nine sites in Ireland this year. Abbott supported a variety of events, ranging from the Abbott Fund programmes Family Science and Operation Discovery, Abbott Discovery Day in Longford for the Midlands Science Festival, and over 100 children of employees visited our
For our last In Conversation piece of the year we are delighted to get to know more about Marian Troy, Head of Corporate Affairs at SSE Ireland. SSE Ireland are a member of the network and have recently achieved the Business Working Responsibly mark.
It has been quite the year for Ricoh Ireland, and we don’t just mean in the business sense! In case you didn’t know it already, we take our CSR efforts very seriously and the last 12 months has been another defining year for the company in terms of giving back to society.
Tesco Ireland recently announced the launch of the Community Chill campaign, which provides funding for food related good causes to buy fridges and freezers so they can receive more surplus food donations to help people in need. The Community Chill aims to overcome one of the obstacles to local good causes taking more surplus food,
250 BT volunteers take over 25 Irish Cancer & Marie Curie shops to raise vital funds. BT Ireland’s annual charity shop takeover, BT Shop for Change, raised an astounding €220,688 for Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie, bringing the total funds raised over the last six years for the charities to almost €683,840 euro.
Three won the Project Management for Social Good Category at the inaugural 2017 National Project Awards for an e-mentoring system they developed for their charity partner. When Three began the process of selecting a new charity partner in 2014 the employees expressed the wish to be able to use their business skills in a meaningful
Over 170 senior business leaders gather for Business in the Community Ireland’s Annual Sustainability Forum Over 170 business leaders attended the annual Business in the Community CEO Breakfast Forum at Dublin Castle, where the companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2017 were announced.
The EPIC programme which is run by sustainability business network, Business in the Community Ireland with funding support from the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration, brings government, business, state agencies and NGOs together to assist immigrants to gain employment by providing business training and support. Over 200 of the latest participants will graduate
Welcome to the 2016 Sustainability Report* of the Community Foundation for Ireland and Business in the Community Ireland. We aligned our services with the SDGs, the new KPIs for the planet to 2030. Although we are a small organisation, we are committed to reporting our sustainability impacts and achievements to our stakeholders in a way
The technology industry is critical to global progress and prosperity, and Oracle’s corporate citizenship initiatives are grounded in our technology leadership. Oracle has leveraged this to advance education for nearly 20 years. The Oracle Academy partners with over 6,000 educational institutes worldwide to help secondary students and teachers gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce.
We are delighted to announce that basis.point* is funding an expansion of the mentoring programme to bring it to more businesses and more young people during 2017 – 2019. In particular, the focus is on increasing the number of participating companies from the funds industry. Funding from basis.point of €45,000 over the next two years
Many organizations now operate highly complex and globalized supply chains. While these supply chains are required to be lean, agile and sustainable, they are also the focus of growing attention from a variety of external stakeholders and increasingly subject to regulation. For these reasons it is important for companies to consider their supply chain information
Ricoh Ireland recently participated in Ricoh’s imagine change Challenge Football Trophy in Salou, Spain. The football tournament was created by Ricoh Europe to bring together all the European OpCos, as part of a series of initiatives that represent the best of the Ricoh brand, and to make a difference in the communities in which we work and live.
Programme of activity will include projects to increase participation of women in STEM & pilot graduate development programme
We recently held our 4th and final Biodiversity Learning Network of 2017, hosted by RTE, which focused on building a Business case for Biodiversity. We heard from a number of BITCI member companies, went on a nature walk, announced the winners of the BITCI Biodiversity Photography Competition, and had a chance to meet some of the environmental NGOs at
A child from St. Mary’s NS, Dorset St, Dublin 1 finds a quiet corner to read during a Time to Read Library Visit in the Ilac Centre, in Dublin City. Students from Plunket College, Dublin 9 show they have plenty strings to their bows during their Skills @ Work Wrap up Session with their Veolia volunteers. Thumbs up and smiles all round! Children
Lauren Meritt, Business Generation Executive, Ricoh, reflects on their participation in the Skills @ Work programme with St. Kevin’s College, Ballygall, Dublin. As a proud member of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), Ricoh Ireland is always excited to take part in its Skills @ Work programme. For the past two years, we have partnered with
As a Global Partner with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we have access to a range of international business and government discussions that inform the trends impacting on Irish business. The WBCSD’s SDG Business Hub provides a range of business case studies and publications, and BITCI engage directly with the WBCSD to bring the latest
Symantec is pleased to announce the release of their 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report. As a global corporate citizen, Symantec believes in its shared responsibility to tackle issues that leverage its size, scale and expertise about the cyber security threat landscape to make the world a safer place. In its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report,Symantec shares what it
We are delighted to announce that Tomás Sercovich has been appointed as the new CEO of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) and will join from January 3rd, 2018. Tomás worked with BITCI between 2003 and 2012 where he headed up our membership services and helped to create the Business Working Responsibly mark, the only
Every year, thousands of young students from transition year and 5th year take part in BITCI’s Skills @ Work (S@W) programme and during the last academic year 36 companies offered work experience to selected students from their partnering school. We speak with Tally Slater, from Boots in Limerick about her experience of having work experience students
Fania Ellison, Time to Read Programme Coordinator, BITCI, acknowledges the successful growth in the programme. In June, our education team set ourselves a target of having at least 8 more Time to Read programmes by the new school year. As the programme coordinator I was worried this might be a little optimistic, but you have to dream! Well the dream has
The Nationwide Stats are in! See how our 2017 Skills @ Work Programme inspires senior cycle students all over Ireland by downloading our info graphic here . Download a full copy of the report Skills @ Work Evaluation Report 2017 .