eir achieves Third Recertification for Business Working Responsibly Mark

BITCI News - Jul 06, 2023

eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications provider, has once again demonstrated its commitment to responsible business practices by achieving recertification for the prestigious Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark, awarded by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), is widely regarded as Ireland’s foremost accreditation for responsible business practices, and it is verified through an independent audit by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). 

This is the third consecutive occasion that eir has successfully obtained the certification as eir has consistently exemplified its dedication to responsible and sustainable operations. eir was also the first telecommunications company in Ireland to receive this prestigious Mark. 

eir’s CEO Oliver Loomes, said: 

“At eir our purpose is to connect for a better Ireland and the very essence of that purpose is ensuring we run our business the right way, responsibly and sustainably. Our recent certification to the Business Working Responsibly Mark is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees, who have made this achievement possible. As the first telecommunications company in Ireland to receive this certification back in 2016, we remain committed to progress and sustainable evolution. I extend my gratitude to the BITCI and NSAI teams who have helped eir through this process over the last six months. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact on society and the environment.”

eir’s CEO Oliver Loomes and BITCI’s CEO Tomás Sercovich

Tomás Sercovich, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland, commented:

“In today’s business landscape, responsible practices are essential. They add value and drive impact on the bottom line and play a pivotal role in meeting the ever-increasing business expectations and disclosure requirements from investors, clients, and employees. We applaud and acknowledge eir’s significant achievement of its third recertification to the Business Working Responsibly Mark.” 

Acquiring Version 5 (V5) of the Business Working Responsibly Mark is a rigorous process that involves a comprehensive and independent audit conducted by the National Standards Authority of Ireland. The audit brought together teams and senior management from across eir’s business, and they successfully demonstrated the robustness of the company’s Environmental, Economic, Social, and Governance (EESG) management systems, achievements, and future plans. The Mark serves as a framework for businesses to establish and continuously improve the management systems that underpin the EESG aspects of their organisation, fostering excellence in sustainability. 

For more information about eir’s sustainability journey, please visit:  eir.ie/sustainability

To learn more about the Business Working Responsibly Mark, visit: www.bitc.ie/sustainability-certification/. 

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