Entries open for the Responsible Business Awards 2018

Business in the Community is inviting game-changing companies that are embedding responsible business innovation and best practice to enter the Responsible Business Awards 2018, and receive the recognition they truly deserve.

There’s never been a better time to highlight the pioneering businesses and change-makers who are creating solutions to many of the challenging issues facing society today.

Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 mission is to inspire and enlighten the world with the innovative business stories that are at the heart of every community, and to highlight the untold stories of businesses that are driving positive changes in their operations both nationally, and internationally. These are the champions of the future who will be recognised for their excellence, achievement and ambition in 2018.

Entries opened on Tuesday November 7, 2017 and companies of all sizes in the UK and abroad are invited to showcase what practical action they have taken to address social and environmental issues such as helping young people develop skills for the future, stimulating their local economy, supporting small businesses and using natural resources more efficiently.

The awards are free to enter, and open to businesses of any size, sector and location, with ten categories, including a new Connected Places Award, recognising how responsible businesses create partnerships with local communities to address long-term social and economic needs.

Chief Executive of Business in the Community Amanda Mackenzie said: “If you are a company that has done something remarkable in the responsible business space we want you to enter our awards. Inspire other companies, lead the way so that together we create healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.”

Anglian Water was awarded Responsible Business of the Year 2017 for its ambitious five-year target to reduce carbon by 10%, and emissions  from construction projects by 54%. The water company was among 16 other companies awarded for their responsible business programmes and activities, ranging from egg farmers to construction companies, to banks.

Business in the Community is also running a series of free workshops across the UK for companies to find out more about the awards. The local event takes place on December 5, 2017 in Bristol. Book a free place at www.bitc.org.uk/awardworkshops  or contact events@bitc.org.uk  for more details.

The closing date for entries is February 9, 2018 (17:00 GMT). For further information about the 2018 Responsible Business Awards, including the full list of categories, the assessment criteria and application forms visit www.bitc.org.uk/awards/responsible-business-awards   

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