Business Working Responsibly Mark

The leading business sustainability certification

Business in the Community Ireland

Established in 2010, the Business Working Responsibly Mark (‘the Mark’) is the leading standard for sustainability that fosters a culture of continuous improvement, ongoing accountability and leadership.

The Mark is a strategic management assessment framework which facilitates internal organisational collaboration and supports the integration of environmental and social imperatives into core business practices.

The Mark is:

  • Third party verified by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
  • Informed by our 20 years’ experience, originally based on ISO 26000, and regularly updated to incorporate current best practices from internationally recognised standards and guidance including the Sustainable Development Goals, GRI, SA8000 and other relevant ISO standards
  • Shaped by industry and key stakeholders’ inputs representing Government, Civil Society, Trade Unions, the Environment and the Non-Profit sector
  • A rigorous audit-based assessment renewed every three years
  • A strategic management system approach that facilitates internal organisational collaboration and informs strategic planning

As a member of a collective scheme, each Mark company is required to abide by a number of terms and conditions in order to retain their membership. One of the conditions is to undergo an annual review. Based on the results of their prior certification and a number of other factors, BITCI follow an audit based approach to assess ongoing compliance and conformity to the Standard.

How can the Mark foster excellence and drive continuous improvement in your EESG ( Economic, Environmental, Social, Governance) credentials?

Business in the Community Ireland

The Mark fosters excellence in CSR/Sustainability by establishing and continually improving the management system which underpins the above listed environmental, social, economic and governance topics. The management system is founded on good governance as demonstrated through the organisation’s definition, management and decision-making structures, values, and stakeholder engagement approach in support of its CSR and Sustainability purpose and strategy.

Good governance is the foundation for the following pillars:

Economic: the organisation’s approach to creating a positive and sustainable economic impact on the local community, society, and the environment by responsibly managing its value chain.

Social: the organisation’s approach to engaging with key social stakeholders including local communities, colleagues, representative bodies and groups and greater society.

Environmental: the organisation’s approach to responsibly managing its total environmental footprint across its operations and value chain.

Want to Know More?

If your organisation would like to become one of our certified companies or you simply want to find out more, please contact your Advisor (for members). If you are not a member, please contact our Membership Executive Lorraine O’Toole lotoole@bitc.ie

Due to demand, the Mark is currently available to BITCI members only but we are exploring making it available to other companies in 2022/2023.

Find out the companies that have achieved the Mark so far. 







    For further information for non members, please contact:

    Lorraine O'Toole

    lotoole@bitc.ie