We believe in profiling the work of our members internationally as well as here in Ireland. We also draw on international best practice to continuously improve our services.
We represent Ireland at CSR Europe, the largest corporate responsibility network in Europe. CSR Europe is the leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 80 multinational corporations and 35 national partner organisations as members. The organisation was founded in 1995 by senior European business leaders in response to an appeal by then European Commission President Jacques Delors. It has since grown to become an inspiring network of business people working at the very forefront of CSR across Europe and globally.We meet with our international counterparts regularly to share knowledge and best practice. We also invite a number of our members to CSR Europe events where they can profile their work at a European level.
Business in the Community Ireland are also proud to be the first Irish Business Association to support the United Nations Global Compact.The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take actions in support of UN goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. Endorsed by chief executives, the UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world – with over 8,000 signatories based in more than 135 countries. For more information: www.unglobalcompact.org.
Business in the Community Ireland are also the official Irish Global Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This partnership helps us maintain our proactive leadership position on CSR and keep our members ahead of the curve. The World Business Council is a CEO-led organisation of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. The new partnership, combined with our on-going work with CSR Europe, reflects the maturity of CSR within the Irish market to date.