The latest recipients of the Business Working Responsibly Mark

Uncategorized - May 13, 2013

Business in the Community Ireland

We are delighted to announce Veolia Transdev Ireland, EirGrid, Accenture in Ireland and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland as the latest companies to receive the Business Working Responsibly Mark.

In the early hours of the morning over 150 of Ireland’s CEOs gathered in the Guinness Storehouse to hear the latest thinking on sustainable business. Peter Head CBE and founder of Eco Sequestration Trust addressed the CEOs along with Myles Lee CEO of CRH Ireland and John Barry MD of Bord Gáis Networks. The breakfast briefing also saw the announcement of Veolia Transdev Ireland, EirGrid, Accenture in Ireland and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland as the latest recipients of the Business Working Responsibly Mark, Ireland’s only certification for responsible and sustainable business practices. The forum took place during BITCI’s sixth annual Responsible Business Week.

At BITCI we are constantly working to improve the level of responsible and sustainable business practices of all companies in Ireland. Peter Head is providing Irish CEOs with fresh thinking and a new approach to how we do business, encouraging them to look at innovation and creative practices to build a sustainable business. To be able to announce four new companies to receive the Business Working Responsibly Mark on this day is very fitting as it is testimony to the changing attitudes within business and the growing determination within Ireland to run businesses at the highest international standards.” said Tina Roche, CEO of Business in the Community Ireland.

This is the fifth year of the annual CEO Forum run by Business in the Community Ireland with the purpose of bringing cutting edge developments in the sustainability arena to Irish CEOs.

The companies’ receiving the Mark today are leading in the area of sustainability in Ireland. Veolia Transdev Ireland, EirGrid, Accenture in Ireland and Pfizer Healthcare Ireland join four other companies that received the Mark last year, Microsoft Ireland, ESB, CRH Ireland and Intel Ireland. Many other companies are using the Mark as a measurement and gap analysis tool and although are not yet at the  high standards set out in the Mark it is providing these companies with a roadmap of how to improve their internal practices and policies so that the Mark can be achieved. The Mark is awarded under third party verification audited by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and is valid for a two year period.

Pictured above: Brian Brennan, MD, Veolia Transdev Ireland; Mark Ryan, MD, Accenture in Ireland; Fintan Slye, CEO, EirGrid; and John Moloney, director, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland [Picture: Jason Clarke Photography]