Wednesday, 9th December: Over 200 business leaders attended Business in the Community Ireland’s virtual celebration event where the latest companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2020 were announced.
The Mark which is run by Business in the Community Ireland and based on ISO 26000 is valid for three years and is independently audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). The Mark assesses best in class sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance and impact in areas such as employee wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.
Six companies are being accredited to the Mark for the first time this year and they are Aldi Stores Ireland Limited, Calor Ireland, Energia Group, Momentum Support, Permanent TSB and Siemens Healthineers.
In addition, it was announced today that six companies were re-certified to the Mark and they are Arup, Fujitsu Ireland Limited, PM Group Ireland, PwC, RTÉ and SSE Ireland. 40 companies in Ireland have now achieved the standard.
Speaking at the virtual event where the companies were announced, Tomas Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland said, “As sustainability becomes mainstream, it is critical for business to have objective proof points that their management systems are robust and that sustainability is more than an aspiration. We are delighted to welcome the newly certified companies to the Mark, as we continue to see growing expectations from investors, regulators, employees and society at large for greater accountability of business in areas such as carbon emissions, employee diversity and inclusion or supplier engagement. The Mark, as a third party verification, is a clear differentiator and driver of competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.”
The companies presented with their Mark certificates today are leading in the area of sustainability in Ireland. Many other companies use the Mark as a measurement and gap analysis tool. The Mark is achieved following a third party verification audit by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and is based on ISO 26000.
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