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BITCI launch new Traveller Employment Programme

Today at the inaugural Elevate Pledge report launch we also announced our new Traveller Employment Programme, an important step-up in tackling the under-employment of Travellers. This programmes is an addition to our award winning employment programmes supporting people with high barriers to employment and it is funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland. Through direct


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Sky Ireland’s New Horizons Initiative

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Sky Ireland’s New Horizons initiative. Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. What was your


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Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme

  As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Accenture’s Neurodivergent Internship Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Accenture is committed to accelerating inclusion and diversity for all and creating a work


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eir’s #SheLeads Gender Pay Gap Report

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about eir’s   Gender Pay Gap Report. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland


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BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about BT Ireland’s Early Career Programme. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? AT BT Ireland, one of our highest priorities is being a diverse, equitable and inclusive


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Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams

As part of our Elevate Pledge Inaugural report launch, we delve deeper into some of the successful diversity and inclusion initiatives highlighted in the report. In this piece, learn about Energia’s Virtual Call Centre Teams. What was your diversity & inclusion goal? Diversity really matters to our organisation. It’s the right thing to strive for, and


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Royal London launches Changemakers Programme for Irish Social Enterprises

Members News - Community - Apr 29, 2022

Royal London Ireland has recently joined the Business in the Community Ireland network to strengthen its social impact across the country, where the company has a 150 strong workforce. By working together, Royal London and Business in the Community Ireland will help engage colleagues and deepen Royal London’s two purpose impact areas: building financial resilience


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Lidl Ireland Set to Offer All Employees Paid Time Off for Fertility Support

Members News - Leadership - Apr 26, 2022

Lidl Ireland is set to become one of the first major retailers across the island of Ireland to update its paid leave policy and fertility support programme to reflect the inclusion of two days at full pay, per cycle, for employees undergoing egg freezing and IVF. The new policy extends to all of the retailer’s 6,000 employees


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SSE Airtricity wins Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

SSE Airtricity , Ireland’s leading supplier of renewable power, took home the Green Energy Provider Award at the 2022 Green Energy Awards. This year’s awards ceremony took place at a gala dinner at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. and was attended by Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D., who delivered a special


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Coillte launches new forestry strategic vision to optimise its contribution to Ireland’s climate targets

Members News - Strategy - Apr 26, 2022

Coillte, the semi-state forestry company, announced a new forestry strategic vision which aims to deliver multiple benefits from its forests and bring more focus to climate action, setting ambitious new targets on biodiversity and recreation, while continuing to deliver for the forest and wood products industry.  The new approach aims to sustainably balance and deliver


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An Post making sustainable living commonplace

Members News - Environment - Apr 26, 2022

An Post has launched its third Sustainability Report.  Themed “Making sustainable living commonplace” the report describes how An Post is contributing towards more sustainable living in Ireland by offering decent work, progressing towards a carbon free environment, developing a more comprehensive biodiversity strategy, innovating for the common good, and improving financial inclusion in the community,


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An Post and their first Business Working Responsibly Mark achievement

Members News - Strategy - Apr 12, 2022

An Post is deeply rooted in the Irish economy and local communities.  Their responsibility is to think about and plan for the future and ensure that they leave a positive mark in order to ensure a better world for future generations. That is reflected in our Purpose: “to act for the common good and to


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Community Foundation for Ireland launches funding campaign for Ukraine

Business & Human Rights - Apr 06, 2022

Today the Community Foundation for Ireland, together with a coalition of Irelands leading media organisations, launched the nationwide fundraising campaign ‘Ireland for Ukraine’. Unprecedented in Irish History, ‘Ireland for Ukraine’ sees over 20 media organisations nationwide come together in a united response to provide critical supports to those affected by the war in Ukraine. A


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Energia Group awards Offshore Survey Contract for North Celtic Sea Wind Farm to Green Rebel

Members News - Environment - Mar 30, 2022

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading and most experienced renewable energy companies, has appointed Irish surveying and data services firm Green Rebel to carry out geophysical surveys for Energia’s proposed new offshore wind farm off the coast of Waterford. The award of this contract represents an important milestone for Energia’s North Celtic Sea offshore wind


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Dementia – Understand Together and Boots Ireland

Members News - Community - Mar 29, 2022

Boots Ireland joined the Dementia – Understand Together campaign on its launch in October 2016.  Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign aimed at inspiring people from all sections of society to stand together with the 500,000 Irish people whose families have been affected by dementia. There are currently over 64,000 people


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How Ethical, Social and Environmental goals are embedded into business value chains

BITCI News - Strategy - Mar 28, 2022

The Business Working Responsibly mark Insights Series Welcome to our  final article in our series of insights and trends from the 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified organisations. While the insights are gleaned from all certified organisations, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from the current cohort. Our last topic is the Marketplace pillar.   The Marketplace pillar reflects how


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#Earth Hour: The role of business in preserving nature

Environment - Mar 21, 2022

Earth Hour 2022   has a special focus on the critical importance of nature preservation, hoping  to increase awareness and spark global conversations on nature loss, tackling the climate crisis, and how we can work together as a society to shape a brighter future for us all. To mark this important event we want bring the business case


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Response to the war in Ukraine

BITCI News - Community - Mar 09, 2022

In light of the ongoing war in Ukraine we have put together a list of organisations doing work in this humanitarian crisis and accepting donations from individuals and businesses alike. UNICEF   UNICEF is working across Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas; prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies


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How The Mark has helped Boots stay on track with their sustainable business practices

Members News - Strategy - Mar 09, 2022

Boots Ireland is a leading Pharmacy, Beauty & Wellbeing retailer with 91 stores and 2200+ employees in Ireland. They have been operating in Ireland for 25 years, with their first store opening in Jervis St in November 1996. Going for the Mark Why did the company decide to go for the Mark? We have been


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How the Mark supported BT Ireland’s commitment to continuous improvement

Members News - Strategy - Mar 07, 2022

BT Ireland is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, and  they employ more than 670 people in sites across Ireland including Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Meath and Waterford. Their purpose is as simple as it is ambitious – they connect for good. The connections they make are helping solve the world’s biggest


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Energia Group celebrates women in engineering on International Women’s Day

Energia Group is proud to join International Women’s Day to celebrate women in engineering and to inspire girls to consider engineering as a career choice during STEPS Engineer’s Week. Engineer’s Week is a celebration of the world of engineering in Ireland which runs from 5-11 March. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the


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Aldi supports Barnardos research on child food poverty

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

New research launched by national children’s charity Barnardos and leading grocery retailer Aldi Ireland , found that a quarter of Leinster parents often worry about not being able to provide food for their children and nearly three in 10 people in Ireland have witnessed child food poverty first-hand. The research comes as Barnardos hosted a forum on child


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Lidl eases period poverty in Ireland, providing 80,000 free products

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

 Three in four people in Ireland believe period products should be free for those who need them 18–24-year-olds in Ireland spending over €200 per annum on period products 65,000 free products redeemed through Lidl Plus App in 7 months   Lidl marked its ongoing commitment to battling Period Poverty, by co-hosting an event entitled: Combatting Period


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Technological University Dublin announces three year partnership with Workday to foster next generation of tech innovators

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)  announced a three year partnership with Workday  (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for  finance  and  human resources , to foster the next generation of tech innovators. From hands-on coding workshops for local primary schools, to third level breakthrough research, the partnership will provide early talent with the foundational skills and know-how


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Fujitsu strategic community investment with St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown

Members News - Community - Feb 22, 2022

In August 2021, Fujitsu launched the Fujitsu Strategic Community Investment Fund globally inviting employees worldwide to put forward social causes that support the UN Sustainable Development goals. Fujitsu employees from across the globe applied to this fund, and St. Laurence College, Loughlinstown was selected as one of the recipients to benefit from this investment. As a


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How the Mark helped William Fry embed sustainability in all areas of its business

BITCI News - Strategy - Feb 17, 2022

William Fry LLP is a leading, full service corporate law firm with more than 310 legal and tax professionals and over 460 staff. The head office is based in Dublin and they have offices in Cork, London, New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco and a global law firm network to service their clients at


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Developing sustainable products and services

BITCI News - Strategy - Feb 15, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Mark series Welcome to our fourth article in the Mark Insights Series. Here we reflect on how Ethical, Social, and Environmental goals are embedded into the business value chain, which is essentially everything to do with an organisation’s products and/or services. The value chain begins with procurement practices and ends with ongoing


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The “Social” in ESG takes a holistic approach to community engagement

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 31, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Mark series: A Holistic Approach to Community Engagement Welcome to our third article in our series of insights and trends from our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified organisations . While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified organisations, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our cohort under the new certification process. The


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Environmental trends

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 31, 2022

Business Working Responsibly Series: Environmental Insights Welcome to our second article in our new series Business Working Responsibly mark Insights with trends from our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified companies. While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified companies, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our current cohort


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Governance as a C suite topic

BITCI News - Strategy - Jan 27, 2022

The Business Working Responsibly mark Insights Series on Governance Welcome to our new series of sustainability insights and trends with data gathered from the analysis of our 40 Business Working Responsibly Mark certified companies . While the insights are gleaned from all of our certified companies, particular attention is focused on the most recent trends from our current cohort under the