Business in the Community Ireland is a movement for sustainable change in business. In a dynamic and changing environment, sustainable businesses are successful businesses.
Our purpose is to inspire and enable businesses to bring about a sustainable, low carbon economy and a more inclusive society where everyone thrives. We act as trusted advisers in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. We provide access to best practice and support businesses with practical management and monitoring systems. By facilitating forums for reflection and action, we ensure that businesses anticipate and are ready to meet the current, pressing challenges of climate change, the pipeline of talent as well as the issues of social inclusion, diversity and accountability.
Our network has grown year on year since inception. We offer three membership streams which can help companies at any stage of their sustainability and CSR journey.
Ireland’s only certified standard for sustainability and CSR. Audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000, the Mark is the premier business standard in Ireland.
Education and unemployment are key societal issues in Ireland. Companies can have a significant impact on these issues but benefit too through employee engagement opportunities. Our employment programmes can add value to any sustainability and CSR plan of activities.
When Business in the Community Ireland was established, sustainability and CSR were based only on corporate giving and engagement with charities and causes. Today, through our work with hundreds of companies, sustainability and CSR cover all areas of the business from employee engagement and supply chain to procurement, climate change, and human rights.
We have the courage to do the right thing
We challenge ourselves and everyone we work with to build a better future
We have each other’s back
We build each other up, we listen and we share our expertise
We’re ahead of the curve
We always stay one step ahead. We inspire others to look beyond the horizon
We’re all in
We believe in our purpose and we never give up
We know our stuff
We’ve been leading the sustainability agenda since 2000.