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Elevate Pledge Report Collective Campaign Results

Exclusive Member Content - May 24, 2022

On 10th May we launched our inaugural Elevate Pledge report in our first hybrid event. Read about the key highlights and the results of our collective campaign here.


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eir and EasyGo partnership see first installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers across Carlow Town and County

Members News - Environment - May 24, 2022

eir, Ireland’s leading telecommunications company, has today announced the installation of seven new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in County Carlow, with further installations planned across the country, as part of its partnership with EasyGo, the owner of Ireland’s largest eMobility Service Provider network. Following the removal of the Universal Service Obligation for eir to


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Momentum Support Achieves Best Practice in Sustainability Award at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Members News - Workplace - May 24, 2022

Momentum Support, the leading Irish soft services organisation, has been awarded the Best Practice in Sustainability Award at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, which took place recently in Brussels. Momentum Support was also nominated in the following categories: Investment in Training, Excellence in Client-Contractor Relationships – in recognition of Momentum Support’s strong working relationship


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Taking a multi-stakeholder approach to biodiversity management at your business

Environment - May 20, 2022

At Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), biodiversity has been a strategic priority in the work we undertake with our members since 2014 and remains a key focus area in our latest strategy . Several BITCI members have truly embraced the topic and have undertaken extensive biodiversity enhancement and protection  projects on their sites, while also generating


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New report reveals greater participation of women at senior management

BITCI News - May 10, 2022

Business in the Community Ireland Inaugural study of 120,000 employees lays foundations for diversity and inclusion in the workforce   Dublin, Tuesday, 10th May, 2022: The first report into measuring and setting workforce targets for diversity and inclusion has pinpointed higher levels of female participation at senior and executive levels than the national average. The


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BITCI launch new Traveller Employment Programme

Today at the inaugural Elevate Pledge report launch we also announced our new Traveller Employment Programme, an important step-up in tackling the under-employment of Travellers. This programmes is an addition to our award winning employment programmes supporting people with high barriers to employment and it is funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland. Through direct


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Sky Ireland’s New Horizons Initiative

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme. Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. What was


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Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Accenture is committed to accelerating inclusion and diversity for all and creating a


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eir’s #SheLeads Gender Pay Gap Report

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about eir’s  Gender Pay Gap Report. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland


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AIB’s Universal Inclusion Campaign

BITCI News - May 06, 2022

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about AIB’s Universal Inclusion Campaign. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? As a financial institution at the heart of the Irish economy, operating within a


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BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? AT BT Ireland, one of our highest priorities is being a diverse, equitable


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Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Diversity really matters to our organisation. It’s the right thing to strive for,


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Royal London launches Changemakers Programme for Irish Social Enterprises

Members News - Community - Apr 29, 2022

Royal London Ireland has recently joined the Business in the Community Ireland network to strengthen its social impact across the country, where the company has a 150 strong workforce. By working together, Royal London and Business in the Community Ireland will help engage colleagues and deepen Royal London’s two purpose impact areas: building financial resilience


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Lidl Ireland Set to Offer All Employees Paid Time Off for Fertility Support

Members News - Leadership - Apr 26, 2022

Lidl Ireland is set to become one of the first major retailers across the island of Ireland to update its paid leave policy and fertility support programme to reflect the inclusion of two days at full pay, per cycle, for employees undergoing egg freezing and IVF. The new policy extends to all of the retailer’s 6,000 employees


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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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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