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Aldi plants its 400,000th native Irish tree with IRFU’s James Ryan

Members News - Mar 29, 2022

Aldi is now ahead of target to plant 1M native trees by 2025 Aldi Ireland celebrated planting its 400,000th native Irish woodland tree with Irish rugby player James Ryan in Kill, Co. Kildare, meaning Aldi is now well ahead of its annual target. It marks a major milestone for Aldi, as part of its commitment to plant


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Earth and Environment Day Top Tips

Exclusive Member Content - Mar 29, 2022

Business in the Community Ireland is a movement for sustainable change in business. One of our keys strategic focus areas is working with our member companies on their transition to a Low Carbon Future .  In order to reduce their environmental impacts, organisations can undertake hard technical measures such as renewable energy investments, restoring wetlands or retrofitting older


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Dementia – Understand Together and Boots Ireland

Members News - Community - Mar 29, 2022

Boots Ireland joined the Dementia – Understand Together campaign on its launch in October 2016.  Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign aimed at inspiring people from all sections of society to stand together with the 500,000 Irish people whose families have been affected by dementia. There are currently over 64,000 people


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How Ethical, Social and Environmental goals are embedded into business value chains

BITCI News - Strategy - Mar 28, 2022

The Business Working Responsibly mark Insights Series Welcome to our  final article in our series of insights and trends from the 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified organisations. While the insights are gleaned from all certified organisations, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from the current cohort. Our last topic is the Marketplace pillar.   The Marketplace pillar reflects how


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#Earth Hour: The role of business in preserving nature

Environment - Mar 21, 2022

Earth Hour 2022   has a special focus on the critical importance of nature preservation, hoping  to increase awareness and spark global conversations on nature loss, tackling the climate crisis, and how we can work together as a society to shape a brighter future for us all. To mark this important event we want bring the business case


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Response to the war in Ukraine

BITCI News - Community - Mar 09, 2022

In light of the ongoing war in Ukraine we have put together a list of organisations doing work in this humanitarian crisis and accepting donations from individuals and businesses alike. UNICEF   UNICEF is working across Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas; prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies


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How The Mark has helped Boots stay on track with their sustainable business practices

Members News - Strategy - Mar 09, 2022

Boots Ireland is a leading Pharmacy, Beauty & Wellbeing retailer with 91 stores and 2200+ employees in Ireland. They have been operating in Ireland for 25 years, with their first store opening in Jervis St in November 1996. Going for the Mark Why did the company decide to go for the Mark? We have been


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How the Mark supported BT Ireland’s commitment to continuous improvement

Members News - Strategy - Mar 07, 2022

BT Ireland is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, and  they employ more than 670 people in sites across Ireland including Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Meath and Waterford. Their purpose is as simple as it is ambitious – they connect for good. The connections they make are helping solve the world’s biggest


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Energia Group celebrates women in engineering on International Women’s Day

Energia Group is proud to join International Women’s Day to celebrate women in engineering and to inspire girls to consider engineering as a career choice during STEPS Engineer’s Week. Engineer’s Week is a celebration of the world of engineering in Ireland which runs from 5-11 March. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the


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Aldi supports Barnardos research on child food poverty

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

New research launched by national children’s charity Barnardos and leading grocery retailer Aldi Ireland , found that a quarter of Leinster parents often worry about not being able to provide food for their children and nearly three in 10 people in Ireland have witnessed child food poverty first-hand. The research comes as Barnardos hosted a forum on child


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Lidl eases period poverty in Ireland, providing 80,000 free products

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

 Three in four people in Ireland believe period products should be free for those who need them 18–24-year-olds in Ireland spending over €200 per annum on period products 65,000 free products redeemed through Lidl Plus App in 7 months   Lidl marked its ongoing commitment to battling Period Poverty, by co-hosting an event entitled: Combatting Period


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Technological University Dublin announces three year partnership with Workday to foster next generation of tech innovators

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)  announced a three year partnership with Workday  (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for  finance  and  human resources , to foster the next generation of tech innovators. From hands-on coding workshops for local primary schools, to third level breakthrough research, the partnership will provide early talent with the foundational skills and know-how


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Fujitsu strategic community investment with St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

In August 2021, Fujitsu launched the Fujitsu Strategic Community Investment Fund globally inviting employees worldwide to put forward social causes that support the UN Sustainable Development goals. Fujitsu employees from across the globe applied to this fund, and St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown was selected as one of the recipients to benefit from this investment. As a


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Seven Companies in Ireland achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark with a further ten recertifying to the standard

BITCI News - Feb 18, 2022

  The Mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability and third-party audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Seven companies achieved the Mark for the first time with another ten achieving recertification. Over 200 business leaders attended Business in the Community Ireland’s virtual celebration


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Embedding Sustainability in your Business – Business Working Responsibly Mark Announcement

Webinars - Feb 17, 2022

At this event, we announced the companies to be recertified to the Mark and welcomed the new companies who have achieved it. Our CEO, Tomás Sercovich, outlined emerging trends in the post-pandemic corporate landscape, including impacts of the Climate Crisis, Covid-19, and upcoming Irish & European legislation. We heard from three industry experts, who outlined how the Mark has


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How the Mark helped William Fry embed sustainability in all areas of its business

BITCI News - Strategy - Feb 17, 2022

William Fry LLP is a leading, full service corporate law firm with more than 310 legal and tax professionals and over 460 staff. The head office is based in Dublin and they have offices in Cork, London, New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco and a global law firm network to service their clients at


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Seven Companies in Ireland achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark with a further ten recertifying to the standard

BITCI News - Feb 17, 2022

The Mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the non-profit organisation dedicated to sustainability and third-party audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). Seven companies achieved the Mark for the first time with another ten achieving recertification. Press Release Thursday 17th February:  Over 200 business leaders attended Business in the Community


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Developing sustainable products and services

BITCI News - Strategy - Feb 15, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Mark series Welcome to our fourth article in the Mark Insights Series. Here we reflect on how Ethical, Social, and Environmental goals are embedded into the business value chain, which is essentially everything to do with an organisation’s products and/or services. The value chain begins with procurement practices and ends with ongoing


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The “Social” in ESG takes a holistic approach to community engagement

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 31, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Mark series: A Holistic Approach to Community Engagement Welcome to our third article in our series of insights and trends from our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified organisations . While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified organisations, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our cohort under the new certification process. The


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Environmental trends

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 31, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Series: Environmental Insights Welcome to our second article in our new series Business Working Responsibly mark Insights with trends from our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified companies. While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified companies, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our current cohort


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Governance as a C suite topic

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 27, 2022

The Business Working Responsibly mark Insights Series on Governance Welcome to our new series of sustainability insights and trends with data gathered from the analysis of our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified companies . While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified companies, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our current cohort under the


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Tesco to pilot Stronger Starts programme for school children and their families nationwide

Members News - Community - Jan 27, 2022

Tesco has announced a new pilot programme that will provide thousands of meals to feed children and families experiencing food insecurity in Ireland. The pilot programme, Stronger Starts, is in partnership with the Good Grub Initiative, an Irish not-for-profit that distributes food for families through the DEIS school network. Through the Stronger Starts pilot programme,


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What is Digital Pollution and easy actions to reduce our digital carbon footprint

BITCI News - Jan 26, 2022

What is digital pollution? Digital pollution is responsible for 3.7% of CO2 emissions globally – 50% more than air transport (2.4%) However digital pollution is an issue that is rarely identified, let alone addressed. People often think that online streaming, sending emails, and conducting online searches have no external environmental effect. Because digital pollution is


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Allianz Insurance Takes a Stance on Domestic Abuse Through New Partnership with Women’s Aid to Break the Silence

Members News - Community - Jan 26, 2022

Allianz Insurance is supporting the world’s strongest women by breaking the silence on domestic abuse in Ireland with the launch of a new three-year partnership with Women’s Aid.  The partnership, announced today, will support Women’s Aid in tackling the issue of domestic abuse and support those women who are living through domestic abuse in Ireland.


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Irish Water recognised for success in reducing carbon emissions at Energy Achievement Awards

Members News - Environment - Jan 26, 2022

Irish Water has been recognised for its commitment to energy efficiency, climate action and sustainability with two awards at the inaugural Business Energy Achievement Awards: Best Energy Achievement in Utilities and Best Energy Achievement in the Public Sector. The awards recognise Irish Water’s commitment to becoming more energy efficient, embedding sustainability with the ultimate aim


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eir introduces new suite of compassionate policies to support employees during difficult times

eir, Ireland’s leading telecommunications provider, recently introduced a number of new policies designed to assist employees at times where they may need additional support. eir will become one of the first companies in Ireland to provide both a Fertility Policy and a Pregnancy Loss Policy, alongside the introduction of other supports relating to Menopause and


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In Conversation with Niall O’Connor, Aldi

In Conversation Series - Jan 26, 2022

Our In Conversation Series returns in 2022 with Niall O’Connor,  Group Managing Director at Aldi Ireland. Niall became  Group Managing Director two years ago, but his career at Aldi spans for over 20 years. He was worked as Operations Director, Group Buying Director, Managing Director before taking on his current role. Over to Niall… What


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How to shop more sustainably this Christmas – 8 simple steps for a more sustainable Christmas with Aldi

Members News - Environment - Dec 15, 2021

With Christmas just around the corner, Aldi has some top tips on how to shop more sustainably during the festive period. From reducing plastic waste to supporting Irish producers, there’s plenty of ways to help limit the impact of your Christmas shopping on the environment this year.  Shop seasonal and buy Irish To be kinder


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Irish Water continues to progress major watermain project in North Dublin to help safeguard the drinking water supply

Members News - Environment - Dec 08, 2021

Irish Water, in partnership with Fingal County Council, is progressing ahead of programme on a major infrastructure project in North Dublin. The Ballycoolin Trunk Watermain Project involves the construction of an additional regional trunk watermain between Ballycoolin Reservoir and Swords that will help to safeguard the water supply to homes, businesses, hospitals and farms in North Dublin and the


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LinkedIn offers training on BITCI’s EPIC programme

Diversity & Inclusion - Dec 08, 2021

  EPIC is a free employment programme targeting asylum seekers and refugees under BITCI’s Business Action on Employment Programmes. It provides 6 weeks of training, including workshops on CV and Cover Letter writing, interview preparation, mock interviews, networking opportunities and more. 70% of EPIC participants have found jobs or entered training or are volunteering. This