BITCI News

Compass Group Ireland partners with Temple Street Foundation to support healthy lifestyle programme

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

The leading food services company, Compass Ireland, has announced an exciting partnership with Temple Street Foundation , the charity of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Not only has the organisation been identified as the company’s chosen charity, but the partnership will also see Compass bringing its culinary expertise to its W82GO programme – set up to provide families


eir Fund – Connecting Communities

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

In March of this year eir introduced a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) investment programme, the eir Fund – Connecting Communities. The Fund was designed to support eir employees who work with community engagement projects and to enable eir to do more to support charitable causes throughout Ireland. Over the past 8 months, eir has provided


CSR Award for PM Group

BITCI News - Nov 07, 2016

PM Group, the International project delivery specialists, was delighted to receive the South Dublin Chamber CSR Award 2016 at a ceremony in Dublin recently. “We were really pleased to be recognised for our contribution to the local community in South County Dublin. We tend to focus on two main areas – education and probono services


Nominations Open for the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award

BITCI News - Nov 05, 2016

The 2017 nominations are now open for The Community Foundation’s Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award. Individuals, charities, community organisations and employees can nominate a corporate whose philanthropy is focused on local, regional or national projects in Ireland or overseas.


Dress for Success Dublin partners with A&L Goodbody to create Steps to Success

BITCI News - Nov 01, 2016

Dublin women participating in labour market activation programmes will avail of mentoring under a new partnership between Dress for Success Dublin and leading law firm A&L Goodbody . Under the partnership, women taking part in labour market activation programmes – such as JobBridge, Community Employment schemes and Tús – will avail of mentoring and career progression advice from experienced A&L Goodbody


In Conversation with Niall Gleeson, Managing Director for Veolia Ireland

BITCI News - Nov 01, 2016

    In this month of our In Conversation With series we are delighted to talk to Niall Gleeson, Managing Director for Veolia Ireland.


14 Companies in Ireland achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark

BITCI News - Oct 25, 2016

Over 200 senior business leaders gather for Business in the Community Ireland’s Annual Sustainability Forum The Mark is operated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), the non-profit organisation dedicated to corporate responsibility and third-party audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).


Congratulations to all our member who have won the Chambers CSR Awards and GLEN Workplace Awards

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

Chambers CSR Awards ESB won the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the 2016 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards. ESB was selected by the judging panel for having CSR practices embedded at the company’s core and for its ongoing dedication to community engagement and responsible business practices. Our congratulations to ESB


Deloitte IMPACT Day

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

Deloitte Ireland runs an annual volunteering day called IMPACT Day which allows the people of Deloitte to give back to the local communities by providing their time, labour and expertise to nonprofit organisations. Some of the projects are nominated by staff, others are selected by Business in the Community. Deloitte also has long-held relationships with


Gender Equality at work

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

We’ve been talking about this for decades and yet progress is slow. Why? We hardly need another report on the business case for diversity. Added to this, developing and retaining employees are perennial priorities, employee engagement is high on the agenda and businesses are spending time and money on building their employer brand.


Kemmy Business School, Limerick is holding a Responsible Business Breakfast networking event on October 19th

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

You are warmly invited to register for a Responsible Business Breakfast networking event to be held with the support of CPA Ireland at the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, on Wednesday 19th October, 2016. The event addresses two questions: What is a responsible business? and How do you account for that responsibility? Our speakers on the


In Conversation with Lorraine Shiels, Head of CSR & Government Relation at Tesco Ireland

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

In this month of our In Conversation with series we are delighted to talk to Lorraine Shiels, Head of CSR & Government Relation at Tesco Ireland . Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the company As Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Government Relations for Tesco Ireland I lead the development


BT-Shop for Change

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

BT Ireland survey reveals the nation’s love of de-cluttering, yet Wardrobes remain full of under-used or never worn clothes   Irish Rugby captain Rory Best helps kick off BT Shop for Change; Over 110 BT employees to take over Irish Cancer Society shops on October 13  September 27, 2016 – 49% of people surveyed in


National Reuse Month – Repair Remake Reimagine

BITCI News - Sep 29, 2016

We often hear the phrase “waste? Oh we have that sorted; we’re at 95% recycling!” It’s true that Irish businesses for the most part have embraced recycling and the days of everybody having a bin under their desk is gone. But have we got waste sorted? The answer to that is most definitely NO! Recycling,


Merck Publishes 2015/2016 Global Corporate Responsibility Report

BITCI News - Sep 28, 2016

Report Highlights Company’s Long-Standing Commitment to Discovering Innovative and Sustainable Solutions to the World’s Greatest Health and Development Challenges KENILWORTH, N.J., Sept. 13, 2016 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today issued its 2015/2016 global corporate responsibility report. The report reflects the company’s performance in the areas of


Announcing our new board member: Chris Martin

BITCI News - Sep 28, 2016

Chris Martin is the CEO of Musgrave Group, Ireland’s largest grocery and food distributor. Founded in Cork in 1876, in 2016 Musgrave celebrates 140 years in family business, supporting thousands of other family businesses.


Our EPIC programme announces that it has assisted over 2,600 people from 101 countries to find employment or enter further education and training

BITCI News - Sep 27, 2016

  Business in the Community Ireland’s EPIC programme announces that it has assisted over 2,600 people from 101 countries to find employment or enter further education and training EPIC stands for Employment for People from Immigrant Communities A number of companies including CPL, BT and Enterprise Rent a Car provide free training David Stanton T.D.,


2016 CEO Pulse Survey

BITCI News - Sep 01, 2016

Success is more than financial profit – a ‘paradigm shift’ in business driven by changing stakeholder expectations  By Feargal O’Rourke, PwC Managing Partner The CEO environment is a challenging one. Many CEOs recognise the wider stakeholder expectations of their businesses. The views of customers and other stakeholders, including employees and investors, aren’t just evolving but


Small Steps to an Active Lifestyle with Hovione

BITCI News - Sep 01, 2016

Hovione, the pharmaceutical contract manufacturer, has come up with an innovative way to make the most of its beautiful surroundings in Loughbeg, Co. Cork, where their premises overlook Whitegate, Spike Island and Cobh. Inspiring employees and other visitors to take positive steps and form lasting healthy habits, the company has created a map to guide


Diageo Ireland Sustainability

BITCI News - Aug 26, 2016

Sustainability is the key principle that underlies all of Diageo’s activities. For Diageo, sustainability is about taking into consideration how every dimension of how our business operates. As one of the largest corporate entities in Ireland and as an integral part of one of the largest drinks groups in the world, our overall aim is


Bord na Móna reports solid results and makes strong progress on sustainability strategy

BITCI News - Aug 26, 2016

Bord na Móna launched their Annual Report for year ended March 2016.Expressing his satisfaction with the results, John Horgan, Chairman said “This has been another year of solid achievement for Bord na Móna. The company was established in 1934 to deliver sustainable industry and employment using Ireland’s indigenous, natural resources and we continue to do


New Employer Information Disability Service

BITCI News - Aug 25, 2016

Would you like to know more about the range of supports and funding available when recruiting or retaining an employee with a disability? The new Employer Disability Information service is an initiative led by employer bodies Chambers Ireland, Ibec and ISME and is a free resource for employers.


We have published our 2015 Sustainability Report  

BITCI News - Aug 25, 2016

We are delighted to launch our 2015 Sustainability Report ‘in accordance’ with GRI’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. Although we are a small organisation, we are committed to reporting our sustainability impacts and achievements to our stakeholders in a way that is relevant for us.


Cover story on Cork Chambers Magazine

BITCI News - Aug 24, 2016

Our CEO Tina Roche is on the cover of the latest Chamberlink Magazine. This is Cork Chamber’s regular magazine which is distributed to key companies in the Cork region. In her feature interview, Tina discusses the benefits of being a sustainable business, the Sustainable Development Goals and her top business tips.


Our Excellence Through People Results

BITCI News - Jul 28, 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved a remarkable 94% in the Excellence Through People standard. This is the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) certification for HR Management and its focus is to get organisations to look at their people as a key source of competitive advantage. The certification looks at many


In Conversation with Catherine Duffy, General Manager of Northern Trust in Limerick

BITCI News - Jul 26, 2016

  In this month of our In Conversation with series we are delighted to talk to Catherine Duffy, General Manager of Northern Trust in Limerick Please describe your role and responsibilities and how many years you have been in the company I am the General Manager of Northern Trust in Limerick. On a day to