2017 Categories and Entry

The 2017 Responsible Business Awards are now open for entries.

By recognising and rewarding such commitment, we aim to inspire others and deepen the growing culture of corporate responsibility in Northern Ireland. Corporate responsibility is a key differentiator for organisations of all sizes and across all sectors, particularly in the current climate.



Key Dates:

24 February 2017 Closing date for entries
9-11 May 2017 Judging – Girdwood Community Hub
1 June 2017 Gala Dinner – winners announced

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2017 Categories

NI Responsible Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by Diageo

For the company that best demonstrates positive impacts across its people, the planet and the places where it operates and advocates the benefits to encourage others to follow

Entry to this category is open only to companies that have achieved CORE: The Standard for Responsible Business and Business in the Community will directly invite all those that are eligible to enter.

Find out more about CORE

dept-for-communities-tnBuilding Stronger Communities Award

Sponsored by Department for Communities

For the organisation that best demonstrates a positive impact on communities through investing its time, resources and expertise to tackle disadvantage

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BT logoDiversity & Inclusion Award

Sponsored by BT

For the organisation that best demonstrates excellence in creating and developing a diverse and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all

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Allen and OveryEducation Award

Sponsored by Allen & Overy

For the organisation that best demonstrates how its actions have helped raise the aspirations and achievements of young people (aged 4-19) through a solid business education partnership

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Belfast Harbour stack for websiteEmployability Champion Award

Sponsored by Belfast Harbour

For the organisation that best supports unemployed people by addressing employment across Northern Ireland through a wide range of initiatives

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Arthur Cox logoEnvironmental Leadership Award

Sponsored by Arthur Cox

For the organisation that best demonstrates significant commitment and contribution   to environmental sustainability in Northern Ireland through an initiative or its activities

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Marketplace Leadership AwardFujitsu website

Sponsored by Fujitsu

Recognising organisations that are developing innovative products or services that inspire responsible customer behaviour and encourage more sustainable lifestyles

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Danske Bank logoOne-to-Watch Award

Sponsored by Danske Bank

For a recently* joined Business in the Community member that has made significant progress in the development and implementation of its CR strategy. *This category is open to members who joined from January 2015 onwards only.

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larne-harbourWellbeing at Work Award

Sponsored by Larne Port

For the organisation that demonstrates excellence in inspiring and supporting employees within their workplace to prioritise their health and wellbeing and embrace positive lifestyle choices

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The UK Responsible Business Awards

Business in the Community’s UK Responsible Business Awards are the longest-running and most respected awards championing responsible business across the UK and abroad. They will open for entries on 16 November 2016



CORE: Responsible Business Awards in NI 2016

07 January 2016

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Top tips on completing your Awards entry

16 February 2017

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