Members News

Sodexo Promoting Workplace Diversity

Members News - Jan 27, 2016

Sodexo has a proud history of making the workplace accessible to people who may experience barriers to finding and maintaining paid employment, or actively playing a part in the workplace. Outlined below are examples of how Sodexo’s team in Ireland works with a range of charities to uncover the kinds of jobs people would like


A&L Goodbody and the Irish Refugee Council wins ‘2015 European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact’

Members News - Dec 04, 2015

A&L Goodbody and the Irish Refugee Council’s Independent Law Centre were awarded the ‘2015 European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact’ by PILnet at the European Pro Bono Forum in Rome on Thursday, 12 November. The award was given in recognition of the A&L Goodbody’s innovative pro bono programme which provides essential legal services to


PM Group: Helping to make the “Field of Dreams” a reality

Members News - Nov 24, 2015

Field of Dreams was officially launched by Down Syndrome Cork (DS Cork) at its gala dinner which was held at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on November 14th. Making the announcement was Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Kathleen Lynch Minister for State at the Department of Health with special responsibility


Intel Unveils 2015 Women in Technology Scholars

Members News - Nov 24, 2015

Intel Ireland  unveiled the 2015 Women in Technology scholars at a special awards presentation held in Dublin on Wednesday November 18th. This is the fourth year of the Women in Technology program for Intel in Leixlip where the initiative was introduced following the success of the same program which has been supported by Intel in Shannon since 2006. The


eir launch first LGBT Employee Network

Members News - Nov 24, 2015

2015 has been a year of change for eir, Ireland’s principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services, the company has undergone a major rebrand and in April of this year eir became a member of the GLEN Diversity Champions programme. eir recently launched their first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) network for employees


Gas Networks Ireland Launches Our Universe Promoting Science in Primary Schools

Members News - Nov 24, 2015

Across the country, over 5,000 primary school students will participate in Gas Networks Ireland’s new science education programme, Our Universe .   Exploding the myth that science is difficult Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), introduces science through practical and engaging classroom-based lessons.  Our Universe encourages primary school students to continue with science as


Big on your community! Over 3,500 local causes across Ireland share donation of €1 million since the launch of Tesco Community Fund

Members News - Oct 14, 2015

As it turns out, being big is not such a bad thing. With 149 stores, Tesco Ireland has found a way to do lots of little things that make a big difference, like supporting thousands of causes all across the country.


IBM Enhancing Non-Profit Capabilities

Members News - Sep 29, 2015

Ireland’s first and largest shared services centre for non-profits, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2015.


Ulster Bank – Building a Responsible Business Vision for the Future

Members News - Sep 29, 2015

Winner of eleven CSR awards since 2010 and the only bank in Ireland to be accredited with the Business Working Responsibly Mark, Ulster Bank recently joined the top tier of responsible companies in Ireland.


In Conversation with Natalie Hodgess Vodafone Ireland Foundation Manager

This month’s in Conversation With series features Natalie Hodgess, Vodafone Ireland Foundation Manager.


#BeStrong new emoji offers support to teens in fight against cyber bullying

BITCI News - Members News - Sep 28, 2015

Irish teenagers think cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying (60 %) and over half (51%) believe it to be a bigger problem than drug abuse for young people, a global survey of almost 5,000 teenagers across 11 countries including Ireland has revealed. Conducted by YouGov on behalf of Vodafone, the research found that one in


Spark Something Good: Inspiring customers and employees to get involved in their local community

BITCI News - Members News - Sep 27, 2015

Marks & Spencer employees have a long track record of supporting their local community through fundraising and volunteering. This year, the company launched Spark Something Good™, a new way for M&S and their customers to get out there and make a difference. The aim is to inspire millions of customers to get more involved in


Q&A with Carmel Halpin, Corporate Citizenship, Accenture

BITCI News - Members News - Mar 04, 2014

We are delighted to kick off our new Q&A Series with the recipients of the Business Working Responsibly Mark with Carmel Halpin, Corporate Citizenship at Accenture.


BITCI partners with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

BITCI News - Members News - Mar 03, 2014

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic partnership with Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).


Veolia supports employee wellbeing, training and community engagement

BITCI News - Members News - Mar 03, 2014

Workplace: Dalkia, Veolia’s energy business, has recently achieved its 3 year CPD re-accrediation result with Engineers Ireland. Dalkia has utilised the CPD platform as a key tool in the creation of a learning and performance culture which is at the centre of the company’s strategic goals. The learning and performance culture creates an environment where


Kellogg’s launch Employee Volunteering Programme ‘Breakfasts for Better Days’

BITCI News - Members News - Mar 03, 2014

30 Kellogg’s staff attended the Community Fair held at European HQ in Swords during lunchtime on the 13th February. Despite a busy day, employees came to find out about the new Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days programme – a new employee volunteering initiative in Ireland. Breakfasts for Better Days™ makes hunger relief – breakfast programs


Save the date Thursday 6th November 2014

Members News - Jan 31, 2014

We are delighted to announce that we are planning a major conference around responsible and sustainable business practice on Thursday 6th November 2014


Beyond Zero

BITCI News - Members News - Jan 28, 2014

BAM Contractors are implementing a new behavioural safety programme called Beyond Zero. Beyond Zero is our vision of a sustainable future built on excellence in all that we do. It is about employees choosing to work safely rather than being made to work safely. The initiative is aimed at developing employees, both as individuals and


Christmas Initiatives by our Member Companies

BITCI News - Members News - Dec 04, 2013

A lot of our members each year plan activities in the run-up to Christmas to support their community partners : AIB is hosting a Charity Christmas Market on 6th December in the main Atrium of AIB Bankcentre from 11am-3pm. There will be around 30 charities selling a range of gifts, cards and Christmas treats. This


‘Time to Read’ is Officially Launched

Members News - Dec 04, 2013

Wednesday 4th December 2013 – Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) announces the launch of Ireland’s first nationwide business to schools reading initiative, ‘Time to Read’, at the National Library, Kildare St.


Going the Extra Mile

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

As a part of Transdev’s overall business vision ‘Mobility Inspired by You’ and as the Luas transport operator, we are committed to working towards a more sustainable future for Dublin’s businesses and citizens. Our goal is to undertake a responsible approach through the way we do business and connect with others. We always strive to


Corporate Giving – Invest in your Community

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

Major employers not only bring business to a region, but can influence and have a lasting impact on the lives of employees, customers, suppliers and the local community. Donor Advised Funds provide a convenient, flexible way for your business to show it cares about its local community and build awareness about community needs. A Donor


BT Teams raise over €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie Care

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

BT volunteers from across the Island of Ireland joined representatives from the Irish Cancer Society and Marie Curie Care at Bewleys hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, to announce the results of the Great BT Charity Shops Challenge. The Challenge, which took place on the 3rd October, saw 170 BT employees step out of their day jobs


More than 3,400 Students and Parents Nationwide Inspired by Abbott Science Education Programmes

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

Company Celebrates Fifth Year of Promoting the Wonders of Science and Engineering to School Children around the Country To coincide with National Science Week (10-17 November) Abbott, one of Ireland’s leading healthcare companies, reached out to school students in 28 schools nationwide to stimulate their interest in the wonders of science and encourage their future


Ulster Bank HR support Jobcare Career Clinic

BITCI News - Members News - Nov 25, 2013

On Wednesday 23 October, Ulster Bank HR jointly organised a Career Clinic day with Jobcare, a Dublin based charity, founded 20 years ago to help unemployed people find work. The clinic took place in George’s Quay and Jobcare premises to support unemployed professionals and graduates. Over 150 Jobcare clients attended the clinic and were involved


Upcoming Event: December 10th- Annual Network Meeting

Members News - Nov 21, 2013

Our Annual Members Network meeting will take place in the Guinness Storehouse on 10th December at 10.30am. CSR managers of some of the largest companies in Ireland will join us to share best practice and look at sustainability plans for 2014. Celia Moore, IBM, Director of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs (Europe, Middle East and