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Matheson engaging local schools in a New Transition Year Programme

Members News - Community - May 29, 2018

Matheson recently offered eight students from local inner city secondary schools the opportunity to gain work experience during their Transition Year (TY). While there is already a structured TY programme in place at Matheson, this year they decided to re-design the programme to attract a wider pool of students and show the range of jobs


PM Group becomes 200th supporter of 30% Club Ireland

The 30% Club is a voluntary movement of international companies which are committed to better gender balance at all levels of business. Comprising of CEOs and Chairs, the Group aims to achieve 30% female representation in senior management by 2020 through collaborative, business-led effort. Research shows that while 48% of junior management roles in Ireland


Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

Veolia Ireland, experts in water, waste and energy resource management, is challenging Irish manufacturing to assess and incorporate global trends in all future planning. It comes as the company, headquartered in Glasnevin, Dublin, published its study, Imagine 2050: the future of water, waste and energy, this week. The paper was developed with academics and futurists to


Sodexo says no to plastic straws and stirrers

Members News - Environment - May 29, 2018

Sodexo in the UK and Ireland has banned the purchase of all plastic straws and stirrers, and committed to phase out single use plastic bags and polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2020. As a company that promises to improve the quality of life of people, corporate responsibility lies at


Philly McMahon teams up with Dublin Bus to launch Community Spirit Awards 2018

Members News - Community - May 29, 2018

Philly McMahon, Dublin senior footballing hero and founder of HalfTimeTalk CLG charity is calling on all voluntary and community groups throughout Dublin to make a submission for the 2018 Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards. View his story in the video below. The Awards provide funding for voluntary and community groups across Dublin to develop new


Leading companies come together to address key sustainability challenges for Ireland

BITCI News - Leadership - May 18, 2018

Business in the Community Ireland launches Leaders’ Group on Sustainability and CEOs sign up to Low Carbon Pledge to reduce carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2030. CEOs of Ireland’s top companies have today launched The Leaders’ Group on Sustainability, a business coalition dedicated to addressing the most pressing sustainability priorities as well as future opportunities for Ireland. Business in


Tesco Ireland and ESB partnership

Members News - Environment - Strategy - May 15, 2018

Reducing Tesco Ireland’ s carbon emissions and minimising the footprint the company creates as a business is a core strategic objective for the wider Tesco Group. Equally, creating a sustainable, energy efficient business is a key ambition for Tesco Ireland. The company has a major focus on reducing energy demand, energy intensity and carbon emissions.


The ESB Inchicore Depot Deep Energy Retrofit

Members News - Environment - May 15, 2018

The ESB depot building in Inchicore is a typical example of some ESB older building stock, which was in need of modernisation and energy saving upgrades. Heat losses through the exterior façade were addressed with high performance triple glazed windows combined with 100mm external wall insulation and 150mm roof insulation as follows: Glazing Replaced existing


Dawn Meats going fossil fuel free

Members News - Environment - May 15, 2018

As part of Dawn Meats commitment to low carbon production, they set a target of achieving fossil fuel free status at the McDonalds Plant in Carroll’s Cross. A multi-pronged approach was developed:   Heat recovery from the refrigeration and cooling systems Solar and wind powered street lights A passive integrated constructed wetland to treat wastewater


Musgrave MarketPlace

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SME businesses has invested significantly in the brand over the past two years which has seen Musgrave MarketPlace continue to redefine wholesale on the island of Ireland. Musgrave believes that everyone has a responsibility to leave a positive impact on the world around them and


Minister of State Stanton congratulates BITCI on being selected as emblematic project for 30th Anniversary of Cohesion Policy in Europe

The Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton T.D., today congratulated Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) on their achievement in being chosen as an emblematic project as a recipient of funding from the European Social Fund, one of the Cohesion Policy funds.


All you need to know about Version 4 of the Business Working Responsibly mark

BITCI News - Leadership - Apr 26, 2018

For this issue of CSR News we talked to our Business Working Responsibly mark team to give us some quick updates on the new version of the Mark, the only independently audited certification for CSR and Sustainability.


The EU Business and Biodiversity Platform invites you to share your business action on pollinators

BITCI News - Environment - Apr 26, 2018

Pollinating insects have declined in occurrence and diversity in the EU dramatically. A 2016 IPBES  report  highlighted that animal pollination plays a vital role as a regulating ecosystem service in nature. Globally, nearly 90 per cent of wild flowering plant species depend, at least in part, on the transfer of pollen by animals. For the corporate


Bank of Ireland commits to achieving 50:50 gender ratio in management and leadership appointments by 2021

Bank of Ireland has launched its fourth Responsible Business Report which provides a comprehensive picture of the Group’s 2017 activities under three main pillars – customers, colleagues and communities. Included in the 2017 Responsible Business Report is a commitment to building greater gender balance within management and leadership teams. At the launch of the Responsible


It’s time to reimagine workforce development

BITCI News - Members News - Workplace - Apr 25, 2018

Accenture is delighted to share our Corporate Citizenship’s latest research: New Skills Now: Inclusion in the Digital Economy Digital innovations are transforming the world of work, we are beginning to see the effects of the unprecedented pace and scale of technological change and flows of information disrupting labour markets and fundamentally altering the future of work.  This period of rapid technological acceleration brings


65% of Ulster Bank customers now bank using a digital platform

BITCI News - Members News - Strategy - Apr 24, 2018

Ulster Bank Sustainable Banking Report: 65% of Ulster Bank customers now bank using a digital platform, up 5% on last year, and almost 60% of existing accounts are now ‘paperless’ Ulster Bank today releases its Sustainable Banking Report, detailing their progress in supporting their customers, colleagues, communities and shareholders. The report describes how Ulster Bank


Lild Ireland pledge to raise 1Million to support Youth Mental Health

BITCI News - Members News - Community - Apr 24, 2018

Lidl Ireland is delighted to announce a new, three year charity partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Jigsaw provides free confidential, professional support to young people aged 12-25, in 13 centres across Ireland. Jigsaws data shows that mental health remains a key issue among our young people and while


BT Ireland supports the Raheny GAA All Stars Team

BITCI News - Members News - Community - Apr 24, 2018

Padraig Whelton, Senior Finance Manager at BT Ireland, is pictured with the Raheny GAA ‘All Stars’ Football Team and All-Ireland winner, Brian Fenton. BT Ireland is delighted to support this incredible initiative by Raheny GAA to make GAA more accessible and inclusive for everyone. The All Stars team, which was set up by a group


Three and Jigsaw join forces to connect young people with better mental health

Members News - Community - Apr 24, 2018

Three to help Jigsaw deliver online mental health platform / portal for young people as 59% of 16 – 24 year olds say their smartphone makes them feel safer* Three and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland, recently announced a new three year charity partnership that will see the delivery of


Bold Girls – Bringing strong women to life in children’s literature

BOLD GIRLS, a Children’s Books Ireland initiative, supported by KPMG, aims to break down societal barriers and to instil confidence in girls and young women by showcasing strong female characters in children’s books. The campaign includes twenty female Irish authors and illustrators with stories from Ireland and around the globe, featuring pirates, politicians, ponies, polar


St Mary’s Primary School visit BITCI

BITCI News - Community - Apr 19, 2018

We had some very special guests in the office yesterday morning as we welcomed pupils from St Mary’s Primary School, Dorset Street. The office visits is an exciting part of the Time to Read volunteering programme that some of our own staff have participated in this year. The visit opens up the world of work


Business in the Community Ireland’s Student Mentoring Programme celebrates the latest graduates of the programme

  Thursday 12 April: Today, 96 business volunteers and 96 students graduated from the Student Mentoring Programme which is run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). The Student Mentoring programme, partners School Completion Programme schools, mainly DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) with a local business which then provides mentors to a number


#StrongerTogether with Richie O’Leary, BT Volunteer

BT  is part of the Business Impact Map and the #strongertogether campaign. The interactive map launched recently showcases what companies are doing for their local communities across the country and also shows the collective impact of the network. As we unveil the impact achieved by the participating companies in 2017 we take the opportunity to hear from


Oracle Ireland and Aramark Volunteers Join Forces for Aware

Oracle employees have been really busy lately supporting many great causes. Take a look at all their latest CSR activities.       Oracle Ireland and Aramark Volunteers Join Forces for Aware On 24th & 25th March Oracle and Aramark volunteers helped Aware to complete the latest training for their Facilitators in 2018. These Aware


Engineers Week Blasts Off with Abbott

On Sunday 25th February, schoolchildren from across Sligo were present for a special event to mark the start of Abbott’s participation in Engineers Week 2018. Hosted by Abbott’s diagnostics team in Sligo, children of Abbott employees had the opportunity to meet leading Irish engineer Norah Patten, who is bidding to become Ireland’s first-ever astronaut. Norah,


Diversity in Action: Employing more people with disability

One of our Senior CSR Advisers Elaine Stephen recently attended the WorkABLE Future 2018 conference in Croke Park which was supported by Irish Wheelchair Association, Employer Disability Information and Hays.


Engage your employees, improve literacy, make an impact on education

Would you like your company to be involved in one of the most impactful employee engagement programmes designed to improve the literacy of Ireland’s young children? Then Time to Read is for you.


#StrongerTogether with Cian Coughlan, KPMG Volunteer

KPMG is part of the Business Impact Map and the #strongertogether campaign. The interactive map launched last week showcases what companies are doing for their local communities across the country and also shows the collective impact of the network.


#StrongerTogether with Claire Hanrahan, BT Ireland Volunteer

BT is part of the Business Impact Map and the #strongertogether campaign. The interactive map launched last week showcases what companies are doing for their local communities across the country and also shows the collective impact of the network.


Why the Business Working Responsibly mark?

BITCI News - Leadership - Mar 24, 2018

We asked Dee Forbes, Director General RTÉ, why RTÉ chose to go for the Business Working Responsibly mark certification and the difference it made once they had achieved it.