Archives: 2018

Is your business ready for the Energy Audit Scheme?

Does your organisation employ 250 employees or over (on payroll) or do you have an annual turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43m? If your organisation meets any of the above criteria, then it is considered a ‘large organisation’ and you must complete an energy audit by


Is your business ready for the Energy Audit Scheme?

Does your organisation employ 250 employees or over (on payroll) or do you have an annual turnover in excess of €50m and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43m? If your organisation meets any of the above criteria, then it is considered a ‘large organisation’ and you must complete an energy audit by


Enterprise 2020 Summit

Profiling BITCI members and CSR in Ireland in front of European CEOs, high-level EU officials and thought leaders in CSR   On November 16 and 17 at BOZAR, Brussels, CSR Europe will host the Enterprise 2020 Summit. The event will be a platform to discuss, debate and inspire new and innovative approaches to corporate social


KPMG Staff Engagement Recognised at Business to Arts Awards

Staff engagement at KPMG was recently recognised at the Allianz Business to Arts Awards when the firm received the award for Best Creative Staff Engagement for its work with St. Michael’s House in Dublin. KPMG worked with St. Michael’s House to create a series of multi-sensory stories for children with intellectual disabilities. Each story is


Biodiversity projects can enhance employee and community engagement

These beautiful Barn Owls are part of a major success story in Co. Kilkenny that was sponsored by Veolia. Three years ago, Veolia funded a biodiversity project following a recommendation from an employee. It involved the erection of a nest box for Barn Owls, which are endangered in Ireland. There are thought to be fewer


Zurich Insurance set to develop new apprenticeship scheme

Zurich Insurance plc (“Zurich”) has welcomed the recent approval by the Apprenticeship Council of its application to develop a new apprenticeship scheme for the insurance industry. The General Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship will offer young people a credible alternative to third level education supported by approved qualifications and valuable on-the-job experience. Zurich will lead the development


Marks and Spencer blaze a trail in CSR

If sustainability were an ingredient, you’d find it in Marks & Spencer’s meals. If it were a thread, it would be woven into its garments. In fact, it’s the building block on which the business is built. At Marks & Spencer Ireland, it isn’t enough to be profitable. It has to be sustainable. It achieves


In Conversation with Angela Smith Head of CSR, Diageo Ireland

In this month of our In Conversation with series we are delighted to talk to Angela Smith, Head of CSR at Diageo Ireland. Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the company I joined Diageo in March 2004 and worked in a variety of roles within the Corporate