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SSE Airtricity wins Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

SSE Airtricity , Ireland’s leading supplier of renewable power, took home the Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards. This year’s awards ceremony took place at a gala dinner at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. and was attended by Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., who delivered a special


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Coillte launches new forestry strategic vision to optimise its contribution to Ireland’s climate targets

Members News - Strategy - Apr 26, 2022

Coillte, the semi-state forestry company, announced a new forestry strategic vision which aims to deliver multiple benefits from its forests and bring more focus to climate action, setting ambitious new targets on biodiversity and recreation, while continuing to deliver for the forest and wood products industry.  The new approach aims to sustainably balance and deliver


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An Post making sustainable living commonplace

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

An Post has launched its third Sustainability Report.  Themed “Making sustainable living commonplace” the report describes how An Post is contributing towards more sustainable living in Ireland by offering decent work, progressing towards a carbon free environment, developing a more comprehensive biodiversity strategy, innovating for the common good, and improving financial inclusion in the community,


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An Post and their first Business Working Responsibly Mark achievement

Members News - Strategy - Apr 12, 2022

An Post is deeply rooted in the Irish economy and local communities.  Their responsibility is to think about and plan for the future and ensure that they leave a positive mark in order to ensure a better world for future generations. That is reflected in our Purpose: “to act for the common good and to


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Community Foundation for Ireland launches funding campaign for Ukraine

Business & Human Rights - Apr 06, 2022

Today the Community Foundation for Ireland, together with a coalition of Irelands leading media organisations, launched the nationwide fundraising campaign ‘Ireland for Ukraine’. Unprecedented in Irish History, ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ sees over 20 media organisations nationwide come together in a united response to provide critical supports to those affected by the war in Ukraine. A


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BITCI Network support for Ukraine

Exclusive Member Content - Apr 05, 2022

A special Members meeting was held on the 31st March to discuss how we, as a network, might support Ukraine in these very difficult times. Below you will find the slides presented on the day, along with some information on some of the supports that were mentioned. Meeting slides  The Community Foundation for Ireland fund leaflet  List of NGOs you can support   While BITCI has compiled a list of


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BITCI Strategic Action Plan 2022-2025

BITCI News - Apr 05, 2022

At Business in the Community Ireland we champion the business transition to more sustainable and inclusive models that leave no-one behind. We pioneer collective initiatives and strategic services for business and today, over 120 of Ireland’s largest companies are members. We are a leadership forum, bringing together CEOs and C-suite to develop novel initiatives to


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Business Support for Ukraine

Members News - Apr 05, 2022

With the ongoing war in Ukraine, we have seen different initiatives for solidarity and support towards those forced to flee and who are being affected by this humanitarian crisis. Some of our members have also harnessed their resources to provide much needed support. Here is how business can offer their support during this war, with


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Paul O’Connell Launches New Schools Initiative – The Barnardos Big Active supported by Aldi

Members News - Apr 04, 2022

Barnardos children’s charity was joined by Paul O’Connell to launch a brand-new school campaign – The Barnardos Big Active supported by Aldi. This school-focused campaign is designed to help students of all ages and abilities to be resilient in dealing with stress and anxiety, and to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing. Barnardos


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Energia Group awards Offshore Survey Contract for North Celtic Sea Wind Farm to Green Rebel

Members News - Environment - Mar 30, 2022

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading and most experienced renewable energy companies, has appointed Irish surveying and data services firm Green Rebel to carry out geophysical surveys for Energia’s proposed new offshore wind farm off the coast of Waterford. The award of this contract represents an important milestone for Energia’s North Celtic Sea offshore wind


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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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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