About Us

We are the trusted advisers on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Business in the Community Ireland enables business to be sustainable and profitable through independent and influential expertise.

We inspire business with future-fit thinking, management systems, a forum for collective action and impact programmes to bring about social cohesion and a low carbon economy.

Helping to drive businesses that are seen nationally and internationally as fair and a force for good.

Led by CEO Tomás Sercovich, our organisation has one of the strongest board of directors in the country and our Patron is President Michael.D.Higgins.

View a copy of our Strategic Plan 2019-2021.

We work in three simple ways

The Network for Responsible Business

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.

The Business Working Responsibly Mark

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.

Business Action Programmes

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 we were 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.

Our values

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.


Explore how we can help your business.