Over 250 business leaders attended the annual Business in the Community CEO Breakfast Forum at The Mansion House, where the companies certified to the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2019 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).
Two companies are being accredited to the Mark for the first time this year and they are AIB Group plc and Tesco. A further 14 were recertified to the standard: A&L Goodbody, Accenture, Bank of Ireland Group plc, Dawn Meats Group, eir , EirGrid plc, Janssen Supply Chain, Marks and Spencer Ireland, Musgrave Group plc, Northern Trust Management Services Ireland Ltd., Ricoh Ireland, Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, Veolia Ireland and Vodafone Ireland. 34 companies now have achieved the Mark which is audited by the NSAI and based on ISO 26000.
The Mark assesses best in class corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.
Speaking at the event that acts as Ireland’s premier corporate arena for discussion of sustainability, Tomás Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community Ireland said, “I congratulate all companies on achieving the Mark. Sustainability has come of age and increasingly investors, employees, customers and communities want to know a company’s sustainability credentials.”
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. It is open to any organisation and is valid for three years.
Pictured above are Jim O’Keeffe, Managing Director of Retail Banking, AIB, Kari Daniels CEO Tesco Ireland and Tomas Sercovich, CEO Business in the Community Ireland.